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More Vision Exemptions Approved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exempted another 34 drivers from federal vision requisions and has proposed to exempt 62 more

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EPA Modifies Self-Disclosure Policies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its two self-disclosure policies which encourage companies and other regulated entities to voluntarily disclose and correct violations

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Ergonomics Standard "Unworkable" Says ATA

A new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is “completely unworkable” because it is not based on sound science and it is too costly and not necessary, says the American Trucking Assns

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Details Emerge on Hours of Service Proposal

The Department of Transportation is making plans to roll out its hours of service reform proposal

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Idaho Repeals Weight-Distance Tax

Idaho's governor is expected to sign legislation that repeals the state's weight-distance tax and gives the American Trucking Assns. $27 million in order to settle the ATA's suit alleging that the tax is unconstitutional

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Study Recommends Haz-Mat Improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials program works reasonably well, but needs improvement, according to a recently released program evaluation.

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Truckers, Shippers Renew Push for Higher Weight Limit

Against all odds, truckers and shippers renewed a Capitol Hill campaign to allow states to raise truck weight limits to 97,000 pounds. The effort, launched this week at a Capitol Hill meeting by Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation, revives a piece of legislation introduced last year that would give states the authority to set the higher limits. The bill, H.R. 1667, also would require the heavier trucks to have a sixth axle at the rear of the trailer to spread the weight

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DOT To Accept Payments Via Internet

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now letting customers pay for goods and services, receive applications for registration and conduct other business with the department via the Internet

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RSPA Withdraws Haz-Mat Tank Monitoring Proposal

The Research and Special Programs Administration has withdrawn a 1992 proposal to require signaling systems to monitor hazardous materials cargo tank loading and unloading.

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OSHA Puts 13,000 Worksites on Safety Notice

Approximately 13,000 employers, including many trucking companies, have been put on notice to fix workplace safety and health hazards or face comprehensive inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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