Safety & Compliance

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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Reaction Swift To Border Announcement

Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project Extended for 2 Years

The cross-border trucking demonstration project will be extended for two years as permitted under U.S. law, announced John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Offer Tax Credits For Safety Technology

A bill introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) would provide a tax credit to commercial vehicle purchasers when they buy vehicles with certain safety equipment installed

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Roads Can Be Safer, Top Federal Highway Official Says

Acting Federal Highway Administrator Jim Ray issued a "call to arms" on highway safety last week, urging state Departments of Transportation to adopt more coordinated, systemwide approaches to reduce crashes

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund

New data showing further declines in the number of miles Americans are driving is proof that the country needs means, other than the gas tax, to finance the nation's transportation infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Enforce Weight Receipt & UCRA

Starting January 1, 2009, the Oregon Motor Carrier Division will again be enforcing a requirement that motor carriers bear an Oregon weight-distance tax cab card called the weight receipt - in their vehicles

July 22, 2008 - Industry News

AP: GAO Study Finds Medical Problems Among CDL Drivers

A General Accounting Office study obtained by the Associated Press in advance of its release later this week found that more than half a million commercial drivers were also eligible for full disability benefits because of health issues

July 18, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri Mandates English for CDL Tests

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, new laws in Missouri require that commercial driver's license tests be given in English with no translation assistance

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Offering Inspections Today, Saturday

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division is offering voluntary truck inspections July 18-19 at seven locations around the state

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Video Advances Life-Saving Study

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a video promoting the life-saving strategies of its lane-departure report

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck 2008 Shows Lowest Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate in Decades

CVSA's recent check on the industry shows the lowest rate of out-of-service vehicles in two decades, despite concerns that a weakening economy with ever-increasing fuel prices would push safety to the bottom of the list for commercial motor vehicle fleets

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Stage Protest in New York

New York legislators and others in the state capital of Albany had their Thursday morning shattered by the sound of hundreds of truck horns as truckers rallied to protest soaring fuel prices,

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Questions Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Fuel Prices

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the economy and the price of fuel, a top trucking industry official Thursday urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change initiatives

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Support Strong Anti-Counterfeiting Law in Statements to Congress

Representatives of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its Brand Protection Council expressed support of legislation strengthening the nation's anti-counterfeiting laws in both written comments and testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Speed Limiters To Become Mandatory In Ontario

After intense lobbying by the Ontario Trucking Association over the last two years, the provincial government has passed a bill requiring speed limiters on trucks -- no matter their origin

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for CDL Permit Regulation

In response to several requests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking on commercial driver's license learner's permit standards until July 9

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue USA Announces Upcoming Events

Ol' Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance), of Van Nuys, Calif., announced upcoming developments in its continuing effort to promote highway safety education and improve relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Toledo Company Offering Half-Price Safety Inspections

The Toledo, Ohio, area firm of Toledo Spring, Brake and Alignment Service will offer truck and bus inspections at half-price or $40 for all of June during Truck Safety Month

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Kansas Truckers, Troopers Team up for TOPS Program

The Kansas Highway Patrol's Trucks on Patrol for Safety (TOPS) program is putting troopers into commercial truck cabs in an effort to improve safety. is rolling across highways throughout the state

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Ventura Transfer Company Wins CTA Fleet Safety Award

Ventura Transfer Co., Long Beach, Calif., has won the California Trucking Association's First Place award for Intermodal Safety.

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