Safety & Compliance

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July 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Calls For Mandatory Driver Training

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. told Congress that in order to improve truck safety, the government should develop mandatory driver training requirements and find a way to end the abuse drivers receive at the docks

Tags: Safety

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Pushes Funding For Speed Limit Enforcement, Motorist Education

Congress should devote more money to speed limit enforcement and educating motorists about how to drive safely around trucks, said an American Trucking Associations representative in Congressional testimony Tuesday

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July 3, 2002 - Industry News

Groups Sue To Reduce Hazmat Fees

The American Trucking Associations and 16 other organizations are asking a court to force the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration to reduce its hazmat registration fees

July 2, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases Report on Truck Parking Shortage

The Federal Highway Administration released its long-awaited report on truck parking, concluding that while there was a parking shortage in 12 states, nationwide, truck parking is “more than adequate.

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pay Bill Introduced In Congress

A bill that started out as a plan to require that truck drivers be paid for on-duty, non-driving time has been introduced in Congress, but it comes with a big change

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Rules See New Life

Legislation that would require recently introduced voluntary ergonomics standards to become mandatory has cleared a hurdle on Capitol Hill

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2002 Shows Improvements

With more inspections performed by fewer people at fewer locations, this year’s 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz found a drop in the number of trucks put out of service

Tags: Safety

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Parking Shortage Leads To Death In Connecticut

Truck parking is scarce along I-95 in Connecticut, but many local residents have fought tooth and nail against efforts to alleviate the problem. Now a 22-year-old man is dead after slamming into a tractor-trailer parked along the shoulder of an I-95 ramp to sleep

Tags: Safety

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Truckers Unveil State-of-the-Art Simulator

The Texas Motor Transportation Association this week unveiled a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind Driver Simulator and Mobile Classroom as part of its Sharing the Road Safely -- Texas Style program

Tags: Safety

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

CB Could Help Improve Work Zone Safety

A device that provides automated warnings via CB radio about upcoming work zones was one that showed promise during recent tests by the University of Missouri-Columbia

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June 10, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Pushes 65-mph Speed Limit

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. announced a highway safety initiative to push for a nationwide 65-mph truck speed limit

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June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Considering Separate Truckways

A plan introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill would see special truck lanes on interstate highways that would allow longer, heavier trucks but would keep them separated from cars. But the special truck highways would come with a price – tolls

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Grants $54 Million To Border States

As the day when Mexican trucks will be allowed full access to U.S. highways draws closer, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $54 million in grants to help ensure the safe operation of Mexican trucks in the United States and improve traffic flow at southern border crossings

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Tests Cargo Container Security Device

The U.S. Transportation Department reports success with tests of new technology that will help secure intermodal cargo containers entering ports and border crossings throughout the United States

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck Kicks Off Today

Officials in Virginia today are kicking off Roadcheck 2002, an annual three-day concentrated truck safety inspection effort

Tags: Safety

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Kelly Tires Recalled

More than 10,000 Kelly Springfield truck tires have been recalled for possible premature tread separation

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May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

30,000 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks have been recalled because of a part that could overheat or ignite

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May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Drivers Face New Hurdles

Drivers who haul hazardous materials soon will have to confront a new job requirement. Besides passing their CDL exam and hazmat endorsement, they will have to clear a background check designed to screen out security risks

May 28, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2002 Scheduled

International Roadcheck 2002, the 14th annual 72-hour vehicle/driver inspection blitz, will be held June 4-6 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico

Tags: Safety

May 22, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Safety and Rudeness Improving

Americans overall are not as aggressive on the road as they have been in the past as driver safety and rudeness continue to improve, says the fourth annual Nerves of Steel survey

Tags: Safety

May 22, 2002 - Industry News

PowerTrack Use Increases For MTMC Carrier Payments

All transportation carriers of domestic military cargoes for the Military Traffic Management Command are now paid by PowerTrack automated software

May 21, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Issues “Most Wanted” Safety Improvements

While fatigue and hours of service remain a top priority of the National Transportation Safety Board in its Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements list for 2002, it has given up on trying to get the trucking industry to adopt “black boxes.

Tags: Safety

May 20, 2002 - Industry News

Research Backs Longer, Heavier Trucks

A study requested by Congress recommends that the federal government consider allowing heavier trucks and longer combination vehicles on Interstate highways

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

BarnesCare Introduces DOT Medical Compliance Program

BarnesCare, a division of BJC Corporate Health Services, developed the new DOT Medical Compliance program for small businesses

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