Safety & Compliance

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May 8, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Study Looks at Lane-Departure Crashes

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report that details a number of low-cost solutions to reduce the number of fatal lane-departure crashes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Washington DOT Releases Truck Parking Report

There isn't enough parking in Washington State, according to a survey done by the state Department of Transportation

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Poster Contest Aims at Truckers Buckling Up

Sara O'Dell of Pryor, Okla., is the winner of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Hears Testimony on Diesel Prices and Trucking

"Rising Diesel Fuel Costs in the Trucking Industry" was the topic of a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Summit to Discuss California Highway Safety Goals

The second of two Strategic Highway Safety Summits in California will be held Wednesday, May 7, in Sacramento

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Honors Best in Claims/Loss Prevention

The American Trucking Associations has recognized ABF Freight System and Roehl Transport, Marshfield, Wis., as benchmarks for claims/loss prevention with the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Awar

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Launches Blog

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters launched Fast Lane, the DOT's new blog.

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Fix Being Debated as Part of Aviation Bill

An aviation funding bill being debated in the Senate contains a measure to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Holders Must Re-Test When Moving to Illinois

Effective May 1, Illinois becomes the first state to require out-of-state CDL holders moving to Illinois to pass the written and road tests before they are issued an Illinois CDL

April 25, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Mandate Fuel Surcharge Pass-Through

Two U.S. senators last week introduced a bill to stop unscrupulous brokers and other middle-men who charge shippers for fuel costs, but don't pass those costs on to the operators who actually pay for the fuel

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Wants Input on Communication Between Vehicles and Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration is looking for input on potential business models for the financing and operation of a nationwide communications network between vehicles and the roadway infrastructure

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chair Testifies on Surface Transportation

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz Wednesday asked a Senate panel to make fundamental changes to federal surface transportation programs to allow the trucking industry to more efficiently move freight

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA May Be Mulling Universal EOBR Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Changes Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revises commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards and requires new federal minimum standards for states to issue commercial learner's permits

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Receives 2008 Gold World Medal

J.J. Keller & Associates received a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals 2008 International Film and Video Competition for its Eye on Speed & Space Management training program

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

More Truckers Using Seat Belts

The number of professional truckers buckling up their seat belts jumped dramatically in 2007 to a record level

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

Enforcement Blitz Targets Drivers

A 24-hour enforcement blitz in 14 Southeastern states targeted problem drivers - both commercial and passenger vehicles - on Feb. 28

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for its proposed rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI, FMCSA Surveying On-Board Safety Interest

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are asking motor carriers for their input on use of advanced safety technology

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Sees Latest Skirmish in Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

The latest skirmish in the battle over long-distance trucking across the Mexican border occurred Tuesday, when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters went before Sen. Byron Dorgan

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

ATA To Study Snow Removal

With Connecticut legislators considering fines for drivers who cause crashes because they did not clear their vehicles' roofs of ice and snow, the American Trucking Associations is asking the American Transportation Research Institute to study the issue

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

New Study Finds 1st Hour of Driving Riskiest

A new study underscores earlier evidence that the greatest risk of an accident occurs in the first hour of driving, and that the risk in the second through 11th hour is relatively flat

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Truck Program

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), along with a bipartisan of lawmakers, has called for an investigation into whether the Department of Transportation has violated the Antideficiency Act for funding the Mexican truck pilot program.

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Urges Congress to Keep Cross Border Trucking Program Going

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Monday warned that now is not the time to halt efforts to implement trucking provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement because doing so could hurt an already struggling U.S. economy

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Looking For Truck Parking Info

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the stat

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