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Cirillo Probe Dropped

Rep. Frank Wolf withdrew his request that the Department of Transportation investigate Julie Cirillo, chief of the Department of Transportation’s truck and bus safety program

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McCain Pressing for Passage of Safety Bill

At the request of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Sen. John McCain “will do his best” to get truck safety reform through Congress before the end of the session next week

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What Is a Black Box Anyway?

Black boxes. Onboard recorders. Data recorders. Onboard computers. Tachographs. Paperless logs. Technically, these terms do not all mean the same thing. But they're all being tossed around, practically interchangeably, as the federal government wrestles with how to

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EPA Will Ask for Supreme Court Ruling on Authority Case

The battle over stricter emissions standards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose those standards may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court

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Cirillo: Hours Proposal Won't Please Everyone

The still-unpublished proposal on driver hours of service "will not suit those who want an 8-hour driving day, and it won't suit those who want no change," says Julie Cirillo, head of the Office of

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FHWA Looks at Use of Police at Construction Sites

The Federal Highway Administration is studying the use and effectiveness of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects

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OMCS To Hold Meeting On Rail Crossing Safety

The Office of Motor Carriers Safety will hold a public meeting November 9 to discuss railroad-highway grade crossing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

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Ergonomics Proposal Pending

As the end of the congressional session approaches, the way is clear for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to publish its long-awaited ergonomics proposal

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OSHA To Enforce Wheel Chock Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it will enforce regulations requiring the use of wheel chocks to secure trucks and trailers when loading and loading, though it’s not clear who will be responsible

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ATA Pushes For Hours of Service Delay

The American Trucking Assns. is calling on Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to postpone reform of the truck driver hours of service rules

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