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Clinton Signs New Motor Carrier Act

President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety

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OMCS Adds Information and Analysis to Web Site

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.

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DOT Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating

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Tough Battle Expected Over OR Weight-Distance Tax

It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign

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Hours of Service Proposal Goes to White House

A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.

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EPA Cracks Down On Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells

Citing potential risk to underground sources of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has imposed new restrictions on Class V injection wells including motor vehicle waste disposal wells, large capacity cesspools, storm water drainage wells, and large capacity septic systems

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EPA Reopens Comment Period on 2004 Emissions Regs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reopened the comment period for its 2004 emissions proposal.

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IL Makes Owners Responsible For Condition Of Intermodal Equipment

Effective July 1, 2000, owners of intermodal equipment in Illinois will be responsible for the roadworthiness of that equipment.

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Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

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IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

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