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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Update

The Department of Transportation still does not know exactly how it is going to get agreement on driver hours-of-service reform. A negotiated rulemaking is not likely, said Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety chief Julie Cirillo in an interview with RoadStar. But some sort of negotiation is needed to keep all the stakeholders involved: "We are trying to figure out how we are going to engage the community in the process.

May 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wolf Tightens Screws on OMCHS

Rep. Frank Wolf is going to withhold funding for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety until he sees significant reforms in the federal truck safety program

May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Slater's Plan Draws Criticism

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's conservative approach to fixing problems of truck safety — leaving truck safety oversight where it is — drew a sharp reaction from Capitol Hill

May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Recommends Higher Status For Safety In DOT

Norman Mineta has added a new wrinkle to the debate over truck safety. The former congressman yesterday proposed yet another solution to the federal government's performance problem: Give safety and highways equal status in the same office in the Department of Transportation

May 25, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Acts to Keep OMCHS Where It Is

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is committing the Department of Transportation to an ambitious safety action plan, with the objective of reducing truck-related highway fatalities by 50% over the next 10 years

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restore 80% Meal Tax Deduction

Truck drivers would get a bigger tax break for the meals they eat on the road, under new legislation proposed on Capitol Hill

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Revise Independent Contractor Status

A bill that would revise the definition of an independent contractor is worrisome to employers and owner-operators alike

May 23, 1999 - Industry News

National Weight-Distance Tax Proposed

There's a move in Congress to reform truck taxes by replacing three separate levies with a weight-mile tax

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes More Vision Exemptions

The Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt another 33 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Sees No Hope for Hours of Service Negotiation

An attempt to negotiate reforms to the truck driver hours-of-service rules appears to have failed

May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Allow States To Raise Truck Weights

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week would allow states to increase maximum truck weights to as much as 97,000 pounds

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Plan to Fix CDL

The Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety aims to plug the holes in the Commercial Driver's License program

April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Gets Stricter

The cost of breaking federal safety rules just went up. This week, the staff of the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety was told it could start charging trucking companies as much as $10,000 for

April 27, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Suggests Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The idea of putting federal enforcement of truck safety into a separate motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation appears to be gaining tractio

April 23, 1999 - Industry News

McCain Truck Safety Hearing This Week

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, will hold his promised hearing on truck safety tomorrow, April 27. Unless unscheduled panels follow, it will be the last of five congressional hearings on the effectiveness of the federal truck safety program run by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety

April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo to Truckers: Be Safe - Or Else

The new boss of the federal government’s truck safety program, Julie Anna Cirillo, has a message for unsafe truckers: Go ahead, make my day

April 18, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Truck Safety Plan

The government's truck safety agency is moving quickly to revitalize a regulatory program that many consider to be seriously flawed

April 16, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes New Hazmat Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a change in hazardous materials transportation registration and fees program that would cost hazmat haulers in the form of higher fees

April 14, 1999 - Industry News

Federal Safety Chief Plans Tougher Enforcement

The new manager of the federal truck safety agency says her office is going to increase enforcement by doing more compliance reviews

April 13, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Selects Truck Safety Roundtable

Norman Y. Mineta has selected his roundtable of advisers and is on track to submit his report on truck safety by mid-May, according to Mineta assistant Tom Edick

April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Summit Cancellation May Cost Nearly $100,000

The Federal Highway Administration's decision to withdraw from a Truck and Bus Safety Summit last December may wind up costing taxpayers almost $100,000

April 6, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Grants Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration has gone ahead with plans to issue waivers to 23 truck drivers who do not meet federal vision requirements

March 28, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Announces Trailer Reflector Retrofit

A new Federal Highway Administration requirement will make trucking companies install reflective tape or reflectors on trailers

March 17, 1999 - Industry News

More of the Same at Hill Hearings: Get Tough On Trucks

Federal officials continued to call for tougher truck safety enforcement at hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday

March 12, 1999 - Industry News

More Truck Safety Hearings Coming Up

Truck safety continues to get front-burner attention in Washington, as a House panel and the National Transportation Safety Board schedule more hearings this month and next

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