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EPA To Propose Information Access Web Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly seek regulations requiring vehicle manufacturers to post emissions related repair and service information on a web site.

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Truck Safety Gets a Seat at the Table

Congress made itself clear: it’s time for the federal truck and bus safety program to stand on its own. Legislation passed last week contains the most significant change in truck safety regulation in more than 30 years.

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OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a proposal for a long-awaited requirement that truckers and other companies establish comprehensive programs to protect workers from injuries

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Congress Passes Major Truck Safety Reforms

Congress passed a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

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Safety Bill Nears Passage

Congress is poised to pass a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

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Tank Rollovers Under DOT Microscope

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has asked for comments on a tank rollover study done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Input will be used to evaluate the need for new rules on tank rollover protection devices within federal hazmat regulations

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Feds Help Build Super-Efficient Truck

Over the past 20 years, truck builders have labored mightily and with great success to make trucks more fuel efficient, safe and environmentally friendly. But the gains they have made are puny compared to what is to come, if an ambitious government program is successful

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DOT Truck Safety Office Prepares for Change

As the congressional session draws to a close and truck safety reform is still in question, the Office of Motor Carrier Safety is preparing for an extended transition into a new stand-alone safety agency.

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LTL Carriers Like Hours Of Service The Way They Are

The current hours of service regulations work just fine for less-than-truckload carriers, and do not need to be changed, says Tim Lynch, president and CEO of the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. In fact, changing the rules could be damaging to the economy, he says

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DOT Confirms Illegal Mexican Truckers In U.S.

Mexican truckers are operating illegally in the United States, the Department of Transportation has confirmed

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