Safety & Compliance

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June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Movers or Linehaul?

As the household goods industry swings into its peak season, new services offering a cross between full-service moving companies and U-Haul may get a closer regulatory look

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate NHTSA Chief

President Bush intends to nominate Jeffrey William Runge to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Streamlines Carrier Qualification

A web-based qualification program currently being tested by the Military Traffic Management Command would cut carrier qualification time from several weeks to 24-48 hours

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Random Test Rates Stay the Same

The "violation" rate for random alcohol testing of truck drivers was 0.2% in 1999, down from 0.4% in 1998 and low enough to maintain a reduction in the number of tests required

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Belzer Disputes Criticism of Driver Survey

A University of Michigan researcher disputes a recent critique of a survey used in drawing up controversial proposed hours of service regulations

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules Would Officially Give RSPA Authority Over Hazmat Loading/Unloading

The Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed some new definitions to clarify its jurisdiction over hazardous materials transportation

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Appropriations Panel Clears DOT Budget

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved President Bush’s request for transportation spending, including significant increases for truck safety

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Ask Bush to Reconsider Mexican Trucks

Ten Democratic senators want President Bush to reconsider his decision to comply with the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Train Vs. Truck Safety

Railroad engineers work under much stiffer regulations than do truck drivers. I suppose you can argue that they should, but that's not the point. I'm sure we could debate the skills it takes to operate 7,000-horsepower locomotive

Tags: Safety

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

The High Cost of Accidents

The average cost of a police-reported accident involving a tractor with two or more trailers is $117,309, according to a study issued recently by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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June 10, 2001 - Industry News

Resolution to Ban Retreads Dropped

Tennessee officials have tabled a resolution seeking to restrict retreads

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Tires, Broken Springs Found In Massachusetts

Bad tires and broken springs were among the most frequent violations observed Thursday at one Roadcheck point in Massachusetts.

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Arnold Wins GMTA Safety Award

Arnold Transportation Services, an operating unit of Arnold Industries, Inc. has received the top safety award for the year 2000 from the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for truckload carriers with over 20 million miles

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Clears Mexican Ownership of U.S. Companies

President Bush has lifted restrictions on Mexican citizens investing in U.S. truck and bus companies

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Brakes Biggest Fault In Texas Inspections

More than one-third of the commercial trucks inspected Tuesday near Devine, Texas, as part of Roadcheck 2001 were found to be unsafe.

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Appeals Court Finds DOT Inspector General Out of Bounds

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General was out of bounds when he conducted criminal investigations of trucking companies accused of violating safety rules, an appeals court has ruled

June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Conspicuity Retrofit Delayed For Container Chassis

Owners of intermodal container chassis got a short respite from federal conspicuity rules, but federal and state authorities are enforcing the June 1 retrofit deadline for everyone else

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Lawmakers Send Key Safety Bills To Governor

The 2001 legislative session in the Lone Star state ended with the governor receiving a pair of bills that would affect truck drivers traveling through Texas

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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Blitz Begins Today

Truck and bus safety inspectors throughout North America will be on the job today through Thursday checking trucks and buses and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways

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June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Falsifying Drug Tests Made a Crime in Oregon

Both chambers of the Oregon legislature have approved a bill making it a crime to falsify drug test results or possess a substance or device designed to falsify drug tests

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Reflective Tape Retrofit Deadline Today

Are your trailers properly equipped with reflective tape

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Issues at Stake in New Senate

When Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont answered the call of his conscience, he turned politics in Washington, D.C., upside down. By changing his party affiliation from Republican to Independent, he gave the Democrats control of the

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Expert: Study Used in HOS Proposal Flawed

A national expert on U.S. transportation data says it "would be a serious mistake" to use the study on which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relied heavily to justify its much-maligned hours-of-service reform proposal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Hails Tax Cut Package

The nation’s biggest truck lobby is giving thumbs up to Congressional passage of the Bush tax cut plan hammered out over the Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Getting Prepared for Border Opening

Speaking at the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference in Nashville this week, DOT’s top trucking safety official, said the agency expects to complete its rulemaking on trucking safety issues for Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S

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