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DOT Schedules National Safety Workshops

The Department of Transportation is inviting the transportation community in for discussions on truck and bus safety

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Parking Forum Struggles To Find Solutions

Nearly everyone in trucking agrees that in many parts of the country, finding a parking space to sleep at night is difficult, if not impossible, for long-haul truckers. But developing concrete solutions to the problem is a complex process, as attendees at the Federal Highway Administration's rest area forum in Atlanta have been finding out this week

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House Bill Would Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

A U.S. House committee voted to apply to brakes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

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House Passes Transport Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that authorizes funds for highways and transportation next fiscal year -- but not including money for the federal truck safety agency

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Supreme Court Rules ADA Doesn't Apply To Driver Vision

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected. The rulings bar discrimination lawsuits by a truck driver almost blind in one eye, a mechanic with high blood pressure and two nearsighted pilots

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Hill Aide Sees Support for Weight-Distance Taxes

There may be a new highway tax structure in your future, a Capitol Hill insider told truckers

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Too Much Disagreement, Too Little Time For Negotiated Rulemaking

There is too much disagreement over truck driver hours of service for a negotiated rulemaking to work within a reasonable period of time

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Strict Enforcement Needed To Meet Slater's Goals

One element of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's program for truck safety is a "stretch" goal for DOT staff: Reduce truck-related accident fatalities by 50% in the next 10 years

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Hours-Of-Service Update

The Department of Transportation still does not know exactly how it is going to get agreement on driver hours-of-service reform. A negotiated rulemaking is not likely, said Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety chief Julie Cirillo in an interview with RoadStar. But some sort of negotiation is needed to keep all the stakeholders involved: "We are trying to figure out how we are going to engage the community in the process.

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Wolf Tightens Screws on OMCHS

Rep. Frank Wolf is going to withhold funding for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety until he sees significant reforms in the federal truck safety program

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