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DOT Loses Ability to Fine for Safety Violations

It's official: For the time being, the U.S. Department of Transportation cannot fine unsafe truckers for violating the rules

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OSHA Won't Demand To See Self-Audits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its inspectors won't routinely ask to see a company's self-audit reports, but it does throw out some incentives for companies to make those self-audits available

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RSPA Pre-Empts Tennessee Hazmat Fee

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has ruled that federal hazardous material transportation law pre-empts Tennessee's $650 remedial action fee

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Government Considers More Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration says it plans to grant exemptions from vision waivers to another 40 truck drivers

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House Moves to Keep Safety Enforcement in Gear

Key House legislators moved to forestall a possible shutdown of the Department of Transportation's truck safety enforcement effort

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Safety Enforcement Team Tries to Maintain Focus

Confusion about the status of truck safety enforcement disrupts business at the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, but program manager Julie Cirillo said she is trying to keep her staff focused on its safety

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NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

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Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

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Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

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More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

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