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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Wykle Disputes ‘Facts’ In OMC Analysis

The man in the truck safety hot seat at the Department of Transportation advises patience and careful study of the facts before anything is done to the Office of Motor Carriers

February 24, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Previews Ergonomics Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued what amounts to a test balloon for its ergonomics standards.

February 23, 1999 - Industry News

Hearing Finds Office Of Motor Carriers Doing Poor Job

The Office of Motor Carriers got knocked around on Capitol Hill yesterday as Rep. Frank Wolf and others took the agency to task for shortcomings in its enforcement of truck safety rules

February 19, 1999 - Industry News

Lautenberg Plans To Step Down

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg has spent his 16 years in the Senate plugging away on transportation and other issues. The 75-year-old Democrat has announced he will not run again

February 18, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Chairs Truck Safety Panel

Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has enlisted a respected Washington veteran to help lower the heat in the congressional dispute over truck and bus safety enforcement

February 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Looks At Intermodal Equipment Safety

Who should be responsible for the maintenance and safety of intermodal equipment – carriers or equipment owners? That’s the basic question now being asked by the Federal Highway Administration. Container chassis and intermodal trailers are often owned

February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton’s Transportation Budget Has Some Upset

If President Clinton has his way, fuel taxes that are supposed to pay for improving the nation’s roadways could be put to other uses. Clinton’s budget for next year calls for diverting billions of dollars in fuel tax revenue from the highway trust fund to a variety of other transportation programs

February 11, 1999 - Industry News

House Committee Holds Truck Safety Hearing

Debate on the future of the Office of Motor Carriers opened yesterday with hearings before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The status of OMC, the office in the Federal Highway Administration that enforces truck safety rules, is part of a general examination of trucking safety that will unfold in congressional hearings and federal investigations in the coming months

February 11, 1999 - Industry News

House Holds Truck Safety Hearing Today

Congress begins taking a closer look at trucking today with the first of several hearings scheduled to look at truck safety and hours of service rules. Also on the agenda of the House Ground Transportation Subcommittee is a discussion to possibly move the Office of Motor Carriers

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Wolf Introduces Legislation To Move Office Of Motor Carriers

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, has once again introduced legislation to move the Office of Motor Carriers from the Federal Highway Administration to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

February 2, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton’s Budget Proposes Record Transportation Spending

President Clinton’s budget for fiscal year 2000, presented to Congress earlier this week, proposes a record $50.5 billion in transportation investments, including a record $28.4 billion to maintain highways and build new roads and bridges

January 29, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Looks At Post-Accident Alcohol Testing

Should law enforcement conduct federally mandated post-accident alcohol tests of truck and bus drivers? That’s the question to be explored in a new study being conducted by the Federal Highway Administration

January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Investigation Finds Illegal Lobbying At Office Of Motor Carriers

George Reagle likes truckers. As head of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers, he encouraged communication between the agency and the trucking industry. But apparently he took it too far

January 21, 1999 - Industry News

House Ethics Committee Investigates Shuster

The House ethics committee is investigating Rep. Bud Shuster, R-PA, who is head of the House Transportation Committee

January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Reagle Reassigned

George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers at the Federal Highway Administration, has been reassigned

January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Is Reagle On His Way Out?

Rumors abound that George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers with the Federal Highway Administration, is on his way out.

January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Is Reagle On The Way Out?

Rumors abound that George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers with the Federal Highway Administration, is on his way out

December 31, 1998 - Industry News

DOT Size-Weight Study Ignites Controversy

Jan. 1 – A new truck size and weight study released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation is sure to add fuel to the controversy about longer combination vehicles. The book-length volume, while technically a draft,

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Hires Convenors To Look At Hour Of Service Rulemaking

Dec. 28 – The Federal Highway Administration announced last Wednesday that it has hired two “convenors” to consider the feasibility of negotiated rulemaking as an approach to developing hours-of-service rules

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

STB Tells Bureaus To Lower Base Rates

Dec. 28 – In most industries, competitors are barred from discussing prices by federal antitrust rules. But since the 1930s, motor carriers have been allowed to collectively set rates, as long as they did so through

December 14, 1998 - Industry News

More Delays On Hours Of Service Rules

Dec. 15 – New hours-of-service rules remain in the idle mode as the Federal Highway Administration continues to consider a negotiated rulemaking. New proposed rules were expected to be announced in the fall

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Driver Training On Lift Trucks

Dec. 14 – New federal regulations regarding lift truck operator training also apply to truck drivers who may occasionally use the equipment for loading or unloading

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Sets Waiver/Exemption Application Procedures

Dec. 14 – Under new authority granted by last year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has formally opened the door to waivers and exemptions from federal safety regulations

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Forklift Training

Dec. 14 – If you occasionally use forklifts, new federal regulations require you to get training

December 2, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA To Issue Vision Waivers

Dec. 3 – Citing new authority granted with this year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt 24 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

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