Safety & Compliance

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April 25, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Touts Finnish Crash Study

The American Trucking Associations is asking the Department of Transportation to look at an accident study done by researchers in Finland as the agency continues to look at truck driver hours of service regulations

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Under Attack for Unscrupulous Movers

The General Accounting Office thinks the Transportation Department isn't doing a good enough job of regulating interstate moving companies, a job the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inherited from the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Reinventing the Ergonomics Rule

When Congress and President Bush killed the Clinton administration's ergonomics regulations, they left a hole begging to be filled. At this point, however, there is no agreement on what to put in it

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Crashes After Hiding Diabetes

A Texas truck driver spent four weeks in the hospital and faces charges for violating federal truck safety regulations after going into insulin shock and crashing his truck

Tags: Safety

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

RoadCheck 2001 Scheduled

The annual "RoadCheck" 72-hour inspection blitz is scheduled for June 5-7

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April 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Bills Would Postpone Final Hours Rule

Reform of truck driver hours of service rules is likely to take at least another year – and now two legislators have introduced bills that would push any changes even further into the future

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Voyager Express, Metropolitan Trucking Win TCA Safety Awards

Voyager Express of Denver and Metropolitan Trucking of Paterson, N.J., won the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s National Fleet Safety Contest

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April 11, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Cuts Staff, Hears Recommendation for Improved Personnel Moves

A streamlined Military Traffic Management Command and adoption of commercial practices for military customers were major topics at the MTMC Training Symposiu

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Military Honors Carriers

The Military Traffic Management Command recently honored 11 companies that provide military transportation services with its 2000 Quality Awards

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Budgets Big Increase for Truck Safety

Continuing a trend set by the Clinton administration, President Bush is calling for significant increases in funding for truck safety. Under Bush’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning in October, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets a 28 percent funding increase – on top of a 60 percent increase it got for this fiscal year

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Bill Attacks OPEC

U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) have introduced legislation to allow the U.S. government to take action against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Managers to Consider New Rules for First Year Estimates

Proposed changes to the way first-time registrants are allowed to estimate mileage could be the hot topic at an IRP Managers’ Workshop April 7-10 in Tampa, Fla

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Finger

Add to the list of dangerous driver distractions "picking your nose." According to The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, New Jersey driver Antonio Randino took one hand off the wheel to pick his nose before his truck crashed on I-80 in late January, killing two motorists. This information was revealed during a preliminary hearing this week, in which testimony also said Randino was traveling at least 69 mph in a 50-mph zone

Tags: Safety

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Aims to Build Consensus, is Close to FMCSA Appointment

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, testifying in the House chamber where his portrait hangs on the wall, told his former colleagues that the biggest transportation challenge in the country is to get all the competing interests working together as partners

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Responds to Estate Tax Repeal

Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Airfreight Carriers Oppose USPS/FedEx Pact

During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Sleep Deprivation Workshop

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep

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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Safety Check of Haldex Automatic Slack Adjusters

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo

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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Fatalities Drop in 2000

Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation

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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Studying Driver Distraction

Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Scientists Warn of Sleep Apnea

British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile

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March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker in Bourbonnais Train Wreck Well Over the Legal Driving Limit

The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said

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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Split Speed Bill Up In Ohio

An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week

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