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FHWA Cracks Down On Rail Crossing Violators

Starting October 4, truck or bus drivers convicted of violating railroad/highway grade crossing laws will temporarily lose their commercial licenses

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Oregon Governor Signs Trucking Bills

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills of significance to the trucking industry and vetoed a bill that would have raised speed limits in the state

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Second Day Of NTSB Hearing Focuses On Latest Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board truck safety hearing continued in Nashville yesterday with a closer look at several existing and prototype truck safety technologies, including collision warning systems, new brake technology, and rollover warning and prevention

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FHWA Won't Ask For Rear Guard Retrofits

The Federal Highway Administration says it does not intend to propose a retrofitting requirement for rear impact protection on older trailers, but it has tightened safety rules to make sure devices on new trailers are properly maintained

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NTSB Pushes Technology At Truck Safety Hearing

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall is pressing for highway safety to be at the top of the agenda for federal and state governments and the trucking industry. Yesterday, during the first day of a three-day hearing on safety technology for commercial vehicles, he seemed to have some doubts as to whether that is the case

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Hours-Of-Service Proposal Getting Closer

A long-awaited proposal to reform truck driver hours-of-service appears to be nearing publication

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Senator Introduces Inspection Legislation

In response to a recent bus tragedy in New Orleans, a Louisiana senator has introduced legislation to improve motor carrier safety compliance reviews

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Rule Change Would Put 'Unsatisfactory' Carriers Out Of Service

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for comments on a proposal to automatically shut down carriers that don't correct "unsatisfactory" safety ratings after 60 days

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FHWA Nixes Hours-Of-Service Exemption

The Federal Highway Administration says it will deny an emergency service provider's request to be exempted from federal hours-of-service rules.

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Unfinished Hours Of Service Proposal Gets Media Coverage

Washington rumors and an American Trucking Assns. petition led to articles on new hours-of-service rules Friday that are causing concern among truckers

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