Safety & Compliance

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September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Says Higher Limit, Split Speeds Working

Idaho hasn't seen any significant increase in crashes or fatalities since it raised it top highway speed limit and created split speed limits for cars and trucks

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September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Relief Trucks Need Not Ask for Rules Exemptions

Trucking companies engaged in the relief effort for Tuesday’s terrorist attack need not apply for exemptions to hours of service or size and weight rules, a Department of Transportation spokesman said

September 13, 2001 - Industry News

$2.2 Million Settlement Calls For Stricter Safety Ops

An Oregon beverage company will beef up its safety operations as part of a $2.2 million settlement with the family of a girl killed in a hit-and-run accident

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September 12, 2001 - Industry News

HOS Exemptions Available for Emergency Drivers

Truck drivers providing emergency assistance to the New York City area may be exempt from federal hours-of-services rules

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Size, Weight Bill Floated in House; ATA Objects

A group of U.S. Representatives are asking their colleagues to support a bill that would extend truck size and weight limits from the Interstate System to the entire National Highway System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

It's Drive Safely Work Week

Distracted driving is a major contributor to crashes, and Drive Safely Work Week, Sept. 10-14, is asking employers to spread the word

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September 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reports On GPS Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Fatalities Up Slightly

Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board

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September 6, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Presidents Talk Trucks In Meetings

Waving from the White House balcony, President Bush welcomes Mexican President Vicente Fox Sept. 6.

President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox wrap up a series of meetings today. One topic of the meetings was the issue of Mexican trucks gaining further entry into the United States

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Unveils Revamped Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Hours of Service Decision Awaits Clapp’s Confirmation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Faces IRP Sanctions

Oklahoma may face sanctions by the International Registration Plan if it can’t provide evidence of compliance by early November

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

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August 27, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Wants More Action On Collision Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it

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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Runaway Truck Tire Kills Bystander In Colorado

Improperly tightened lug nuts are suspected in a fatal Colorado accident where a tire came off a tractor-trailer and killed a ma

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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug Test Reporting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has given the public another 30 days to comment on whether or not positive drug tests should be included in state driving records

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Revisions to Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published revisions to controlled substance and alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

DOT: When Should A Carrier Know It's Carrying HazMat?

When should a carrier or driver reasonably be expected to know if a shipper has violated hazardous materials transportation laws

August 10, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Senators Decry Nuclear Transport

Nevada's U.S. Senators want closer scrutiny of hazardous materials shipping after a damaged nuclear waste container was found on a truck bound for the Nevada Test Site

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August 10, 2001 - Industry News

Jury Awards $7 Million In Fatal Crash

The California Department of Transportation, a construction contractor and a trucking company have been ordered to pay a total of $7 million resulting from a 1999 fatal crash

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August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Cracks Down On Speeders, Truck Violations

Every Wednesday this month, Connecticut officials are cracking down on I-95, which extends more than 100 miles in the state

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August 9, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reaffirms Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Inquiry Rule

All transportation employers, including maritime companies, will have to obtain drug and alcohol test histories for new employees in safety-sensitive functions, says the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Wants Haz-Waste Manifest to Accompany Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed revisions to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest rules that would make sure emergency personnel had the proper information, even when electronic manifests are used

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Brake Safety Targeted In Inspection Blitz

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada will conduct 16 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

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August 5, 2001 - Industry News

Crossing the Border: The Struggle Continues

Congress went into its August recess without resolving the fight over cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico. While members are in their home districts, taking the pulse of the electorate, their staffs on Capitol Hill will search for ways to reconcile differences that threaten to ignite a trade skirmish between the U.S. and Mexic

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