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STB Seeks Shipper Participation in Freight Classification

The Surface Transportation Board is looking for ways to increase shipper participation in the freight classification process

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STB Orders Market-Based Rates

The Surface Transportation Board has extended antitrust immunity for the motor carrier rate bureaus -- but only on the condition that the rate bureaus adjust class rates to market-based levels.

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Hazmat Hauling Rules Tighten

Effective May 2, 2000, anyone who transports or offers for transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials must register as a hazmat hauler with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration. The annual registration fee will be $300 or $2,000 depending on the size of the company.

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DOT Budget Seeks Big Increase For Safety

The cost of the federal truck safety program is going up. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking Congress for a 54% increase in funding in the next fiscal year.

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Electronic Logs Pilot Stalled By Lack Of Fleet Interest

The U.S. Department of Transportation has once again extended the application deadline for a pilot project that lets carriers replace paper logs with electronic logs linked the satellite-tracking systems.

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OMB Will Hold Hours Rules Until End of Month

The proposed revisions to the truck driver hours of service regulations will be held at the White House Office of Management and Budget at least until the end of this month

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OSHA Extends Deadline On Ergonomics Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given the public another 30 days to submit comments on its proposed ergnomics standards.

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Jake Brake Bans Spread

The use of exhaust or compression brakes such as Jake Brakes could be limited under legislation being considered in several states

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Help Wanted: Don Quixote

Small wonder that the Department of Transportation is having a hard time finding the right person for the top job at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here’s how the classified ad might read: HELP WANTED: Brand-new

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Illinois Moves To Close Licensing Loophole

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would close a licensing loophole that was discovered after an Amtrak train hit a flatbed truck near Bourbonnais last spring, killing 11 people

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