Safety & Compliance

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July 14, 2005 - Industry News

Runge Departs NHTSA for Homeland Security Post

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Thursday that Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., will be leaving his post as administrator of the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to become the Department of Homeland Security’s new chief medical officer

July 4, 2005 - Industry News

Te Beau Appointed FMCSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on Friday announced the appointment of Suzanne M. Te Beau to be the chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 30, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Consumer Protection Web Site to Fight Moving Scams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new web site at

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

New Highway Use Tax Rules: Installment Payment Option Eliminated

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that the installment option for paying the federal highway use tax will no longer be available

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Upcoming Study: Distractions Contributed to Crashes

ABC News reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to release a new study on distracted driving

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Load Securement

In its June 9 newsletter to members, the American Trucking Assns. reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Kicks Out Reformulated Gas Waiver Appeals by California, New York, Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced it will reject petitions by California, New York and Connecticut to waive the oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Announces In-Service Diesel Testing Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a new in-use testing program for diesel truck and bus emissions

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

Workman Marks 4 Million Safe Miles With Motor Cargo

LTL carrier Motor Cargo, Salt Lake City, Utah, has honored truck driver Jerry Workman for logging 4 million miles of safe driving

June 2, 2005 - Industry News

TRALA Amendment Exempts Lessors for Idling Violations in Illinois

The Truck Rental and Leasing Assn., or TRALA, has sponsored an amendment to exempt truck lessors from liability for diesel engine idling violations committed by customer

June 2, 2005 - Industry News

10 Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for May

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced 10 new members in May 2005

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Funding Extended for the Seventh Time as New Bill Inches Forward

Last week, the House and the Senate authorized a 30-day extension of the existing Federal Highway bill that was scheduled to expire earlier this week

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Company Takes Sides in the Hazmat Rules Debate

Aon Corp. a provider of risk management and insurance services has jumped into the public debate on the value of new federal rules that require hazmat drivers to be fingerprinte

May 25, 2005 - Industry News

NADME To Certify DOT Medical Examiners

Members of the medical, transportation and safety communities have joined to establish the non-profit National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners, or NADME

May 25, 2005 - Industry News

MEMA Praises House for Anti-Counterfeiting Bill, Looks to Senate

MEMA, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn., in a news release this week praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 3

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Takes a Stand Against Boutique Fuels, For a Diesel Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar

May 17, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Bill Moves Closer to Final Passage, Possible Bush Veto

The American Trucking Associations said in a BlastFax to members yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed a $295 billion highway bill, by a vote of 89 to 1

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Senate Wrangles With Highway Bill That Now Includes Anti-Toll Language

According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil

May 12, 2005 - Industry News

8 Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for April

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in April 2005

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Action on Broker Bonds

The American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging it to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakin

May 9, 2005 - Industry News

Click It or Ticket Message Going on PA Trucks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is teaming up with other organizations to place Click It or Ticket decals on the backs of hundreds of trailers

April 28, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Schedules Roadcheck 2005 For June

Roadcheck 2005, the 18th annual international truck and motorcoach safety and security event, will take place June 7-9 for 72 continuous hours throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States

April 23, 2005 - Industry News

Mineta Declares Traffic Deaths an Epidemic

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on Thursday called highway traffic deaths a “national epidemic” and encouraged Americans to view safety belts as preventative medicine

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

AEM Cites Deferred Capital Investment; Calls For Senate Action On Highway Funding Bill

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on Friday issued a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the TEA-21 transportation funding legislation before the next expiration date of May 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Surprise Nebraska Truck Inspections Sideline 26 Trucks, 4 Drivers

The reported that Nebraska State Patrol and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office conducted surprise truck inspections Wednesday. Sarpy County is just south of Omaha


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