Safety & Compliance

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February 2, 2006 - Industry News

Annette Sandberg Leaving Top FMCSA Post

Annette Sandberg, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the past two and a half years, has announced in a letter to the White House that she is resigning her post as of March 1

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January 16, 2006 - Industry News

Newly Awakened Truckers More Groggy Than Sleep Deprived?

If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that's understandable. Sleep inertia leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers claim.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds House OK of Pension Protection Law

The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

NHTSA’s Proposed Stopping Rule Changes Imminent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected

December 16, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton Wins $6.7-million Truck Safety Contract

Eaton Corp., makers of the VORAD Collision Warning Systems, was recently awarded a $6.7 million contract by the United States Department of Transportation as part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crash Rate Falls to 30-year Low

The fatal crash rate for large trucks in 2004 fell to its lowest point in 30 years, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

New Truck Safety Research Targets Work Zone Crashes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released a study that analyzes truck-related work zone crash data and offers ways to reduce those accidents.

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling

November 3, 2005 - Industry News

MTRN Names Million-Mile Members

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million Mile Club is designed to honor truck drivers with one million miles of accident-free driving.

November 1, 2005 - Industry News

ATA To Congress: TSA’s Hazmat Background Checks Hurt Trucking

The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”

October 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Chief: Open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Energy

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves held a news conference on Capitol Hill Friday, highlighting what he termed the importance of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Board Endorses Energy Resolution in Boston

The American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors Tuesday unanimously endorsed an energy resolution outlining the organization's efforts to combat escalating fuel prices and help shape a comprehensive national energy plan.

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Companies, Drivers Honored for Safe Operations

All three Con-Way Transportation less-than-truckload operating companies – Con-Way Western Express (CWX), Con- Way Central Express (CCX), Con-Way Southern Express – and five driver sales representative

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATRI Research Offers Ways to Predict, Correct Truck Driver Behavior

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, has presented its "crash predictor" study that evaluates and links past driver traffic violations and convictions with their likelihood of being involved in a crash,

October 11, 2005 - Industry News

SBA, GSA Offer Info on Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts

Small business owners will have increased opportunities to participate in federal prime and sub-contracting rebuilding efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

October 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Expansion of Oil Drilling Along U.S. Coastline

The American Trucking Associations Monday requested that the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior expand the area where companies can drill for oil and natural gas along the U.S. coastline

October 10, 2005 - Industry News

Swift Gets Highest Safety Fitness Rating

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has completed a review of the operations and safety management controls of Swift Transportation.

October 8, 2005 - Industry News

Fontaine in Working Accord with LaneScan

Fontaine International, one of North America's largest fifth wheel manufacturers, and LaneScan LLC, the intelligent mirror technology company, have announced a working agreement that the two firms say will eliminate driver blind spots on the sides of trucks

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

I-10 Bridges at Lake Charles, Pascagoula to Open This Week

Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Adds 354 to its ''Circle of Honor'' for Safe Drivers

UPS has announced the induction of 354 drivers into its "Circle of Honor," pushing to 3,956 the total of active elite drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

STEMCO Has Tips on Submerged Tractor, Trailer Wheels

STEMCO, a leader in the technology and manufacture of heavy duty truck and trailer wheel-end systems and components, has released a Tech Tip to address the inspection, rebuild and reassembly of submerged tractor and trailer wheel end

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