Safety & Compliance

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November 5, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Backs Proposed New Industry Registration Plan

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is supporting a uniform commercial vehicle registration in all states as proposed in an agreement reached recently by the trucking industry -- both private and for-hire motor carriers

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Adopts Stricter Base State Rules for Carriers

Starting Oct. 1, 2003, carriers will need a physical structure and an employee at that structure to establish a home base for purposes of vehicle registration

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Components Win Safety Awards From AMA

Led by Con-Way Southern Express (CSE), all three less-than-truckload operating units of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc., have received safety awards from the American Trucking Associations

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey To Exempt Private Fleets From Rental Fee

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Trade Rep Says DOT Will Soon Lift Mexico Truck Ban

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Asks Court For Intervention In Dispute With Cummins

Caterpillar is again seeking court intervention in its dispute with rival heavy duty diesel engine maker Cummins over the technology behind an EPA-approved clean engine line

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

MFCA Gets $400,000 Contract To Document Driver Fatigue

The Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA) announced this week it has been awarded a $400,000 contract from the Department of Transportation to assist DOT in its efforts to address driver fatigue and alertness.

October 21, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Little Change In Substance Abuse Among Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the results of its 2001 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, which measures the percentage of CDL holders who tested positive for controlled substances.

October 17, 2002 - Industry News

3 Trucking Groups Seek New State Registration System

Three transportation and trucking groups have joined in support of a draft legislative proposal that would eliminate the current Single State Registration System (SSRS) and replace it with a new system called Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Protest Sales Tax

Tractor-trailer drivers faced with having to pay sales taxes on their rigs are working to generate public support for an end to a policy that some say could cost them their livelihoods

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Offers Suggestions To Lighten The Logjam At West Coast Ports

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

No Traffic Deaths Today Is Goal Of Safety Professionals

The second annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day got under way today, with the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) renewing its call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks.

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Security Commentators Can Seek Privacy

Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Tire Check Rule

As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces New On-Line Feature To Register

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has initiated a new electronic, consumer-friendly process that allows interstate motor carriers applying on-line to receive their individual USDOT number instantly

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Announces New Freight Database

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has announced the release of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), a database and analytical tool to help improve planning, operations and decision-making to better manage freight movement across the country

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Three Fleets For Workplace Safety

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2002 National Truck Safety Contest

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Liability Claims Total $180 Billion A Year

It's what many call the "lottery mentality." Huge monetary awards handed out by sympathetic juries hoping to ease a family's anguish, punish big business for careless mistakes, or simply stand up for the perceived underdog by redistributing some wealth

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

California Port Legislation May Reduce Waits For Truckers

California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

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