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September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

August 26, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA to Research Effects of Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Mexican-U.S. border may remain closed to free international trucking for at least a year while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares an environmental impact statemen

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petitions, New HOS Rule Starts Jan. 4

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied eight petitions to alter the final hours-of-service final rul

August 21, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed mandatory training for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers to address drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, driver wellness and whistle blower protections

August 19, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Hazmat Safety Permit Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a safety permit program for motor carriers that transport certain hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce

August 15, 2003 - Industry News

New Braking Tests for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has amended brake standards to require braking-in-a-curve performance testing for single-unit trucks and buses

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New LCV Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicle

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

Drexler's Optical Cards Picked for TWIC Testing

Drexler Technology Corp.'s LaserCard optical memory cards have been selected for evaluation and field testing by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs 'Roadability' Bill Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) late Thursday applauded the U.S. House introduction of H.R. 2863, the Intermodal Equipment Safety and Responsibility Act of 2003.

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Changes to Drug Test Reporting Rules

In an effort to streamline the annual reporting of drug and alcohol data and eliminate some confusion, the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a one-page reporting form

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Customs Proposes New Cargo Security Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Homeland Security Dept., has proposed regulations to obtain advance information concerning shipments of goods across U.S. borders

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Lets Stand Rule on TV in Truck Compartment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a proposed rulemaking to rescind restrictions on the locations of television receivers in commercial motor vehicles.

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Leaves Out of Service Criteria With CVSA

"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" appeared to be the prevailing rule behind a recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw a proposal to make the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria par

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA: No Changes to English Language Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped an inquiry into the English language requirement for truck drivers, concluding that there is not enough quantifiable data to support changes

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Joins CCRA Program

Schneider National Inc. is participating in the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) Partners in Protection (PIP) progra

July 17, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Rules for Pre-Employment Checks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has moved to close what many see as a huge loophole in driver screening rules

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Law Goes Into Effect

Full implementation of California law AB 2650 begins today

June 26, 2003 - Industry News

ATA and AAR Reach Agreement

The American Trucking Assns.(ATA) and the Assn. of American Railroads(AAR) have agreed that their two organizations will support

June 26, 2003 - Industry News

FHWA Reclassifies Some Dromedaries

Effective July 28, dromedary equipped tractor-trailer combinations transporting Class 1 explosives and/or security related munitions will be classified as special equipment by the Federal Highway Administration

June 20, 2003 - Industry News

Senate Panel Backs Sandberg for Top FMCSA Post

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee late last week endorsed Annette Sandberg as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 17, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Talks Truck Routing with NYC Officials

Traveling into and through New York City can be quite frustrating for trucking companies, especially those pulling 53-foot semitrailers

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

TCA 'Disappointed' in FMCSA Younger Driver Ruling

Robert Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) said Tuesday he is disappointed with a decision made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Report Says NAFTA Delays Expected

A report issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) suggests the loss of a lawsuit in April could delay the opening of the Mexican border to trucks by two more years

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FDA Proposes New Rules to Track Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules requiring additional recordkeeping for just about anyone who comes in contact with food for human or animal consumption, including trucking companies

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Nixes Younger Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21

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