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November 18, 2004 - Industry News

TSA Begins Test of TWIC for Drivers, Dock Workers, Cargo Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration began testing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Progra

November 9, 2004 - Industry News

HazMat Driver Screening Rules Take a Step Forward Today

The Transportation Security Administration today will act on background check requirements for hazmat drivers, according to the American Trucking Assns

November 5, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA to Carriers: Thou Shalt Verify Driver Hours of Service.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to tighten carrier responsibility for verifying driver hours of service and supporting log

October 27, 2004 - Industry News

FTC Finds Fault in Right to Repair Bill

The Federal Trade Commission criticizes a proposed right to repair bill in a recent letter to U.S. Rep. John Dingel

October 11, 2004 - Industry News

USDA & ATA Team on Security Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released a new voluntary security guidance document for truck transporters of agricultural and food products

October 1, 2004 - Industry News

Chicagoland Truck Tolls to Double

Truck tolls with double for trucks on Chicago area toll roads under a plan approved Thursday by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

September 30, 2004 - Industry News

House Extends New HOS Rules for a Year

The U.S. House of Representatives approved stop-gap, temporary highway funding Thursday in a bill that includes an extension of the new hours of service rule

September 23, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Upgrade Mexican Border Truck Inspections

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced $31.2 million in grants to improve border truck inspection facilitie

September 20, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Distribute 1.73 Million Hazmat Guidebooks

U. S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta said the Department of Transportation is distributing 1.73 million copies of a new hazmat safety manual

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Senate Tables GPS for Hazmat Vehicles

The United States Senate this week tabled an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that would have required trucks transporting hazardous materials to be equipped with global positioning satellite tracking devices

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Highway Watch Gets $21 Million from Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced an additional $21 million grant, available for use beginning March 2005, for the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) Highway Watch program

September 9, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Releases Particulate Matter Research Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the report, "Particulate Matter (PM) Research Program: Five Years of Progress.

September 1, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Time to Research HOS setback

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration filed a motion with a Washington, D.C. appeals court this week, requesting a stay that will give the agency time to decide how the controversial hours of service rules need to be changed

August 20, 2004 - Industry News

Florida Waives Some Restrictions on Relief Vehicles

The Florida Department of Transportation has been directed to "waive the size and weight restriction

August 18, 2004 - Industry News

New Border Cargo Rules Take Effect in November

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week trucks that carry freight over the border must describe their cargo in advance in electronic messages to customs officials beginning in November

August 9, 2004 - Industry News

Energy & Engine Technology Backs Anti-Idling Bill

Energy & Engine Technology Corp. (EENT) has announced it is supporting the Idling Tax Credit Act of 2004, introduced last April by Congresswoman Kay Granger, R-Texas

August 5, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA/Swift Transportation Case to Proceed

A U.S. District Court has issued an order resolving a number of outstanding motions in the class action suit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers against Swift Transportation Inc

August 4, 2004 - Industry News

Restrictions Remain in Effect for Commercial Traffic

The following restrictions remain in effect due to the Homeland Security Advisory System alert being elevated to code Orange

August 3, 2004 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Restrictions Remain in Effect

The following restrictions remain in effect due to the Homeland Security Advisory System alert being elevated to code Orange

August 2, 2004 - Industry News

Truck Restrictions Remain in Effect in N.Y., N.J. and D.C.

The following restrictions remain in effect due to the Homeland Security Advisory System alert being elevated to code Orange

July 30, 2004 - Industry News

EPA’s Leavitt Names New Chief of Staff

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt Friday named Rich McKeown as his new chief of staff

July 23, 2004 - Industry News

California Restricts Diesel Idling to 5 Minutes

California air pollution officials late last week approved a new rule that will make it illegal to leave diesel-powered trucks and buses running idle for longer than five minutes

July 19, 2004 - Industry News

Judge Rules Against Arbitration Clause

A federal judge in Utah has ruled that arbitration clauses in C.R. England’s agreements with independent contractors unfairly favor the carrier, thus allowing a lawsuit charging federal truth-in-leasing violations to go forward.

July 16, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Court of Appeals Tosses Out Hours of Service Regs

A public interest group scored a major victory today when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the federal government’s hours of service regulations back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for review

July 13, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Against DAC Services

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) has filed a class action suit against Oklahoma-based USIS Commercial Services Inc., better known in the trucking industry as DAC Services.

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