Safety & Compliance

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February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Not Included in Oklahoma Registration Changes

Owner-operators who claim Oklahoma as their base registration plate are not included in the state’s new rules relating to established place of business requirements

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Safety Board Says Driver Ignored Crossing Gates

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday said a fatal 1999 truck-train crash in Illinois was caused by a trucker driving around the crossing gates. The board's conclusion conflicts with a police report released last week saying the crossing gates were malfunctioning

Tags: Safety

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

New "Place of Business" Rules for Oklahoma-Based Truckers

Out-of-state truckers who want to claim Oklahoma as their base registration state can no longer use the address of a third party licensing agent

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Proposes Transportation Budget

The Bush Administration unveiled a proposed 2003 budget that increases defense spending and some transportation spending while cutting other transportation funds

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Gate Faulty In Truck-Train Crash

A 1999 truck-train crash that exposed loopholes in the commercial driver's license program in Illinois was caused by faulty crossing signals, not by a truck driver who drove around the gates

Tags: Safety

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Montana To Use Deicer Linked To Truck Problems

Montana transportation officials have drawn the ire of truckers for their decision to use a chemical deicer that’s been linked to damage in trucks

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January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Ol' Blue Offers Downloadable Coloring Book

Ol' Blue, USA now offers a coloring book as part of its Big Wheels, Little Kids School Program

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January 24, 2002 - Industry News

FDA Recommends Tighter Security

Truckers who transport food may have to deal with stricter security measures by shippers and receivers

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Michigan Truck Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal of a Michigan truck tax. The justices will consider an appeal by Yellow Freight System, which is fighting the $10 the state requires the company to pay for registering its vehicles that travel through the state

January 22, 2002 - Industry News

Senators Push For New Ergonomics Rules

Five senators want Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to begin a new rulemaking on workplace ergonomics

January 19, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Responds To NHTSA Investigation

Volvo Trucks says it welcomes an investigation by federal safety officials over alleged safety defects of its trucks. On Friday the company released a statement in response to an investigation begun by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio

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January 17, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Alleged Volvo Problems

Updated 4:30p.m., Eastern--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun an investigation of several reported defects in Volvo trucks. These investigations come in response to a petition submitted last year by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association alleging mechanical problems with more than 500 Volvo trucks

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January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Meets With Teamsters About ANWR Energy Plan

President George W. Bush on Thursday addressed a meeting of union presidents at the Teamsters Washington, D.C., headquarters to show his support for a comprehensive energy package, including petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

International Trucks Recalled For Headlight Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of nearly 14,000 International medium-duty trucks for possible problems with the headlights

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January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Fights Sanction Over Which File Toll Receipts Are In

A trucking company owner is fighting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, saying the agency doesn't have the authority to sanction his company for not keeping his toll receipts filed in a certain way

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Hails New Head of Transportation Security Administration

Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta hailed the appointment of former U.S. Secret Service chief John Magaw as Under Secretary for Transportation Security

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Accident Appeals Process Improved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a change in its compliance review procedures that may make it easier for carriers to keep non-preventable accidents from affecting their safety rating

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds Four Minutes To Log Estimate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has changed the estimated time required for drivers and carriers to deal with daily log books -- but it's still far less time than two industry groups estimate

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Rule Comments Could Be Lost In The Mail

The U.S. Department of Transportation has warned that actions taken after last year’s terrorist attacks and anthrax threat may have delayed or even prevented the receipt of comments on some rulemakings and preemption proceedings

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD To Be Available From All OEMS

2002 will find all North American Class 8 and Medium Duty vehicle manufacturers listing the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning System as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks

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