Safety & Compliance

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June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Company Owner Guilty in Tax Case

A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

TRALA Wins Vicarious Liability Exemption

Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation that would eliminate vicarious liability for truck lessors as long as the loss is insured for $2 million --

May 30, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Studies Fatigue in Teamster Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to launch a fatigue management study of union drivers

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

Driver Safety Down, Rudeness Up

America's motorists are becoming more dangerous and increasingly rude, according to the fifth annual "Nerves of Steel" aggressive driving survey conducted by TheSteelAlliance.

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

Hey! Wake Up! You’re Behind the Wheel!

Alertness Solutions, a Cupertino, Calif., consulting firm that specializes in alertness management, has introduced Awake at the Wheel, a 32-page guide and 36-minute audio CD to help drivers avoid drowsy driving

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

Whitman Resigns as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman said Wednesday she met with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and tendered her resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective June 27

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Warned to be on ‘Ready Alert’

The Trucking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Truck ISAC) announced Tuesday afternoon that although the Homeland Security Advisory System has been raised to level Orange,

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Marten Adds 43 Million Safe Miles

Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis. has officially added 43 million miles to its safety record as it recognizes 43 of its drivers

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Sues California's DMV

Schneider National has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles charging that a $10-million fine levied against the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier violates the International Registration Plan and the U.S. Constitution

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Highway Reauthorization Plan Would Cost $247 Billion

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

BOC Driver is 5th Honored by NPTC

Vernon E. Good, who has driven safely for more than 3.5 million miles during a 31-year career with BOC, has become the fifth BOC driver inducted into the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Elite Accepted Into C-TPAT Security Program

Elite International Transportation has been officially accepted as a member of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) program.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

9,000 Inspectors Will Be Pulling Trucks Over in June

The 16th annual International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

May 2, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Issues Rule on Hazmat CDL Background Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an interim final rule

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Illinois Groups Assail Plan to Repeal Transportation Tax Exemption

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois Rolling Stock Alliance, a recently formed coalition of 32 Illinois-based interstate transportation groups

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

NPTC, PrePass Sponsor Safety Guide

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has joined together with PrePass, the weigh station bypass system, to introduce the Best Practices Safety Guide

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

John Christner Trucking Earns Safety Award

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. recently recognized John Christner Trucking for outstanding safety, presenting the company with the 2002 Large Fleet Safety Award at the association’s 2003 Midwinter Safety Conference.

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

Keller Launches HOS Info Center

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched its new Hours of Service Information Center, available to help those in the transportation industry better understand and comply with DOT's changing HOS rule.

April 29, 2003 - Industry News

New Service Rules Topic of May 8 Audio Conference

A briefing on changes to the hours of service regulations will be held in the form of an audio conference on May 8, sponsored by TCA's Truckload Academy.

April 29, 2003 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Call HOS Rules 'A Step Backward'

The Truck Safety Coalition, including Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) and Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highways (CRASH), claim the revised final hours-of-service rules ignore truck safety issues.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

New HOS Rules: 2 Controversial Features Missing

The biggest change in truck driver hours of service rules in more than 60 years comes down to this: two more hours of rest and one more hour of driving in each duty cycle.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Attorney Says New Service Rules a 'Small Step'

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's change in the hours-of-service rule will only slightly reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-driver fatigue, according to Michael Leizerman, chairman of a national group of trucking litigation attorneys.

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Weighs in on New HOS Rules

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that "on balance," the revised hours-of-service rules published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should prove to be palatable for its members.

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

National Tire Safety Week Underway

National Tire Safety Week, which runs through Saturday, is sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Assn.(RMA

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Outlines Revised Hours of Service Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the first substantial change to the hours-of-service rules (HOS) since 1939.

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