Safety & Compliance

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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

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds California’s Trucking Fairness Legislation

The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Mineta Announces Record Safety Belt Usage in the U.S.

A record 82 percent of Americans wear their safety belts while driving or riding in their vehicles, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Millions Available to Georgia if it Strengthens Seat Belt Law

Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Texas Delays Start of Low-Emission Diesel Program

In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Texas has delayed by 30 days the implementation dates of its new boutique diesel fuel.

September 26, 2005 - Industry News

CFL Driver Named ATA’s Driver of the Year

Larry Springer, a Texas-based line-haul driver for Central Freight Lines Inc., has been named the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2005 National Truck Driver of the Year.

September 26, 2005 - Industry News

Dart Transit Purchases Truck-driving Simulator

Dave Oren, president of Dart Transit, Dallas, Texas, said his company has purchased a truck-driving simulator from the Texas Motor Transportation Association

September 23, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Extension of Emergency Trucking Regs for Hurricane Relief

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Friday requested that governors across the United States implement and extend emergency trucking regulations instituted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin

September 22, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Outlines Equipment, Vehicle Plans for Rita

Mobile air traffic control equipment, technical personnel, trucks, buses, airplanes and ocean-going vessels are now in place to support the massive federal, state and local effort to prepare for Hurricane Rita,

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

September 14, 2005 - Industry News

First Stop for Share the Road Rig: Katrina Disaster Area

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Mack Trucks Inc. have unveiled a new custom-designed truck and trailer that will tour the country as part of the ATA’s “Share the Road” highway safety program.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Update on Mississippi, Louisiana Emergency Trucking Services

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Congress to Address Escalating Fuel Prices

The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Twice-weekly Fuel Price Reports Urged by ATA

The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Cites Most Recent Disaster Relief Action

The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Opening of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Launches Labor Day Drink and Drive Crackdown

Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.


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