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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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Slater's Plan Draws Criticism

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's conservative approach to fixing problems of truck safety — leaving truck safety oversight where it is — drew a sharp reaction from Capitol Hill

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Mineta Recommends Higher Status For Safety In DOT

Norman Mineta has added a new wrinkle to the debate over truck safety. The former congressman yesterday proposed yet another solution to the federal government's performance problem: Give safety and highways equal status in the same office in the Department of Transportation

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Slater Acts to Keep OMCHS Where It Is

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is committing the Department of Transportation to an ambitious safety action plan, with the objective of reducing truck-related highway fatalities by 50% over the next 10 years

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Bill Would Restore 80% Meal Tax Deduction

Truck drivers would get a bigger tax break for the meals they eat on the road, under new legislation proposed on Capitol Hill

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