Safety & Compliance

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September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Plan Security Visits to HazMat Carriers

Field officials of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will visit most of the nation’s hazardous materials carriers in the coming months. Their mission: to raise hazmat carriers’ consciousness of the terrorist threat

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Clapp As FMCSA Administrator

The Senate confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Group Tries To Crash Clapp Nomination

A notoriously anti-truck safety lobbying organization is going all out to oppose the nomination of Joseph Clapp as the leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Action Delayed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week it is postponing the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Drop In 2000

While the number of highway fatalities remained virtually unchanged between 1999 and 2000, large truck crash fatalities dropped 3 percent

Tags: Safety

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Panel Confirms Clapp as First FMCSA Administrator

Clapp

The Senate Commerce Committee confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Another Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Nearly 18 percent of the trucks inspected during Sept. 5's Operation Air Brake were put out of service for brake-related defects

Tags: Safety

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Confirmation Expected Tomorrow

Clapp

The Senate Commerce Committee will vote tomorrow on the nomination of Joseph M. Clapp as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Installing Collision Warning Systems

Penske Logistics is now installing collision warning system equipment throughout its tractor fleet

Tags: Safety

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hazmat Haulers Scrutinized

Hazardous materials haulers should be prepared for closer scrutiny following last week's terrorist attacks

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Delays Lead To Hours Of Service Concerns

Truckers continue to experience delays at U.S. borders in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks as the U.S. Customs Service remains on a high security alert. Government officials said they will take the delays into account when enforcing hours of service regulations

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Says Higher Limit, Split Speeds Working

Idaho hasn't seen any significant increase in crashes or fatalities since it raised it top highway speed limit and created split speed limits for cars and trucks

Tags: Safety

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Relief Trucks Need Not Ask for Rules Exemptions

Trucking companies engaged in the relief effort for Tuesday’s terrorist attack need not apply for exemptions to hours of service or size and weight rules, a Department of Transportation spokesman said

September 13, 2001 - Industry News

$2.2 Million Settlement Calls For Stricter Safety Ops

An Oregon beverage company will beef up its safety operations as part of a $2.2 million settlement with the family of a girl killed in a hit-and-run accident

Tags: Safety

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

HOS Exemptions Available for Emergency Drivers

Truck drivers providing emergency assistance to the New York City area may be exempt from federal hours-of-services rules

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Size, Weight Bill Floated in House; ATA Objects

A group of U.S. Representatives are asking their colleagues to support a bill that would extend truck size and weight limits from the Interstate System to the entire National Highway System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

It's Drive Safely Work Week

Distracted driving is a major contributor to crashes, and Drive Safely Work Week, Sept. 10-14, is asking employers to spread the word

Tags: Safety

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reports On GPS Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Fatalities Up Slightly

Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board

Tags: Safety

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Presidents Talk Trucks In Meetings

Waving from the White House balcony, President Bush welcomes Mexican President Vicente Fox Sept. 6.

President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox wrap up a series of meetings today. One topic of the meetings was the issue of Mexican trucks gaining further entry into the United States

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Unveils Revamped Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Hours of Service Decision Awaits Clapp’s Confirmation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Faces IRP Sanctions

Oklahoma may face sanctions by the International Registration Plan if it can’t provide evidence of compliance by early November

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

Tags: Safety

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Wants More Action On Collision Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it

Tags: Safety

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