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Tough Battle Expected Over OR Weight-Distance Tax

It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign

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Hours of Service Proposal Goes to White House

A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.

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EPA Cracks Down On Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells

Citing potential risk to underground sources of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has imposed new restrictions on Class V injection wells including motor vehicle waste disposal wells, large capacity cesspools, storm water drainage wells, and large capacity septic systems

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EPA Reopens Comment Period on 2004 Emissions Regs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reopened the comment period for its 2004 emissions proposal.

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IL Makes Owners Responsible For Condition Of Intermodal Equipment

Effective July 1, 2000, owners of intermodal equipment in Illinois will be responsible for the roadworthiness of that equipment.

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Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

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IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

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Tougher Enforcement Coming

Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program

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OMCS Grants More Vision Waivers

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will grant exemptions from federal vision rules to another 33 truck drivers, but stressed that the exemptions don’t come with job guarantees.

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New Safety Regs Will Restrict Trucking Entrants

New safety regulations are going to make it harder to get into the trucking business. Congress has ordered the Department of Transportation to make all newcomer truckers prove they understand the safety rules. And all new operations will have to undergo a safety inspection within 18 months of opening their doors

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