Safety & Compliance

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March 20, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Plans To Test Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly planning to put retreaded truck tires to the test. According to Tire Business, NHTSA plans to see how commercial retreads compare to new truck tire standards

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March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth First Manufacturer To Offer Infrared Night Vision

Kenworth Nightvision, as installed on the T800 Technology Truck on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Kenworth will now offer Bendix Xvision night vision system as optional equipment for its Class 8 models under the name Kenworth Night Vision

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March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Updated Out-of-Service Criteria Available

The 2002 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is available from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Drivers: Don't Forget The Medical Kit

It's often hard to get medical care on the road, so it's important to carry a personalized medical kit in the truck, both for your own health and for responding to emergencies

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March 18, 2002 - Industry News

House Deal Would Increase Highway Spending

Last week the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that seeks to add $4.4 billion to President Bush's $23.3 billion request for highway funding

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

View Window Factor In Crash Damages

A Washington State jury has found a log truck owner-operator and Paccar responsible for a 1997 crash that left a woman paralyzed

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March 14, 2002 - Industry News

No Cuts for Hazmat Fees

Proposed reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers have once again been delayed

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Congressman To Support Non-Driving Pay Bill For Truckers

A move is afoot to mandate that trucking companies pay their drivers for the time they spend on-duty, but not driving

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Recalls Trucks For Steering Problem

Mack has recalled nearly 900 CH and CX model trucks for a possible steering problem

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March 13, 2002 - Industry News

Government Working On Cargo Security

A top federal official told a recent association meeting that government agencies are working on a security master plan, even as many in the transportation industry are confused about what is expected of them security-wise

March 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Plan Could Be Unveiled Next Month

The White House could release an ergonomics proposal in mid-April

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Enforcement Officials Urged to Increase Safety and Security Measures

Top safety officials from the federal government recently told top level commercial vehicle safety enforcement officials that they need to do more to save lives on the highways

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Bans Local Cell Phone Laws

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to sign a bill that prohibits local governments from passing laws restricting the use of mobile phones

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March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Are You Secure?

A truck driver pulls his tanker into a gas station to deliver a load. He sets his line and is pumping gasoline into the station's tanks when a man approaches, engages him in conversation and starts

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March 6, 2002 - Industry News

MacKinnon, Marten Win TCA Safety Awards

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario (Canada), and Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis., took home the Grand Prizes in the 2001 Truckload Carriers Assn. National Fleet Safety Awards

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March 5, 2002 - Industry News

RoadStar Answers Tax Questions On Meal Deductions

Meal deductions continue to top the list of tax-related questions RoadStar gets from its readers. This year, there are also concerns about losses on equipment, retirement savings, and bad debts

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharge Bills Introduced

Legislation that would require a fuel surcharge on all truckload shipments and mandate that 100 percent of the surcharge be passed on to owner-operators has been introduced on Capitol Hill

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

White House Imposes Big Hikes On Foreign Steel

Trucking companies who haul domestic steel are likely cheering a decision made Tuesday by the White House

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

MC-150 Must be Filed Every Two Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized rules requiring all interstate motor carriers to file a new form MCS-150 every 24 months

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Forward On Anti-Terrorism Measures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving full steam ahead to prevent trucks from being used by terrorists as weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp: Mexican Truck Rules Imminent

Rules dealing with the application process for Mexican carriers and the safety audit system will likely be issued this week

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Legislative Committee Looks at New Registration Rules

The Oklahoma legislature has joined the fracas over new residency rules for truck registration

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Supports National Transportation ID

A representative of the American Trucking Associations urged a U.S. House of Representatives committee to implement a national transportation identification card

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Recall Issued For Western Star Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for 3,500 Western Star trucks from 1998 through 2000 model years

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February 12, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Going High-Tech With Olympic Truck Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using infrared technology to screen trucks and buses for potential problems with brakes, tires, and gears as these vehicles travel roads near the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

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