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FHWA Launches Specialized Vehicle Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for public input on the economic, safety and infrastructure impacts of truck weight standards on specialized hauling vehicles


OMCS Will Deny Request for Logbook Exemption

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety said it will deny a carrier’s application for exemption from log book requirements based on partial compliance with the 100-mile rule


Report Details Economic Benefits of Uniform Permitting

Issuing multistate oversize/overweight permits could reduce state administrative costs by 20% to 30% and save carriers from $58 to $131 per year, according to a study just released by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn


Truck Deaths the Target of North Carolina Laws

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures


Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico


Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages


NHTSA Proposes In-Curve ABS Test for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses


OSHA Offers Free Seminar For Small Businesses

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a free Help Seminar for small businesses February 17, 2000, in Dallas, TX


Driver Gets Vision Exemption After Delays, Court Battle

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety has agreed to exempt James F. Durham from federal vision requirements, ending a long court and regulatory battle for the Tennessee trucker


FHWA Wants Input On Weather Info Services and Needs

The Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from vendors of private weather information services that would like to be involved in research on the impact of weather and other natural conditions on intelligent transportation systems

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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