Safety & Compliance

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September 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT to Test High-Tech Systems For Protecting HazMat Loads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is testing high-tech ways to protect hazardous materials loads from being hijacked by terrorists

September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Backs TIPS Program

Even as its future looks to be more and more in jeopardy, the Bush Administration’s TIPS anti-terrorism program is being backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Cites Maintenance, Brake Inspection In Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized the federal government's trucking safety oversight in its review of a fatal crash between an 18-wheeler and a school bus

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Petri Calls For SafeStat Investigation

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

SMX Looking For Accident Witness

Officials at Smithway Motor Xpress are looking for a truck driver who witnessed at accident involving an SMX truck in May

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Time To Winterize

The mercury may still be hitting 90 degrees or more in many parts of the country, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about winterizing your truck

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Today

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspection

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

EPA: Diesel Exhaust May Cause Cancer

Diesel exhaust probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a controversial report that’s just been released

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Carriers Hauling Without Proper Authority

Starting Sept. 27, vehicles caught providing interstate for-hire services without proper federal authority could be ordered off the road

August 22, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Names Top Inspectors

Forty-nine commercial vehicle inspectors received specialized training and competed for honors in the 10th annual North American Inspectors’ Championship August 12-17 in Milwaukee

August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls More Than 2,000 VHDs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Volvo Trucks North America has recalled more than 2,300 Volvo Model VHD trucks because of a steering problem

August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Container Security, Highway Repairs In Vetoed Bill

Funds to improve the security of intermodal containers coming into the country and for emergency highway repairs were included in a homeland security bill vetoed by President Bush

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies throughout Canada and the United States will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down In 2001

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks dropped from 5,282 in 2000 to 5,082 in 2001, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Award for Book About Road Rage

Joel Shorey, a driver for Smithway Motor Xpress, Fort Dodge, Iowa, recently received an award from the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association for his book, "Bullies Behind The Wheel: How Your Reactions to Aggressive Drivers Can Cause Road Rage or Prevent It.

August 1, 2002 - Industry News

EPA to Congress: Engine Deadline Will Stand

The Bush administration is adamant that it will not push back the October deadline for cleaner diesel engines

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens CDL Rules

Starting Sept. 30, new commercial driver’s license provisions will go into effect, including stiffer penalties for violations. Rules published in the Federal Register Wednesday include a long list of CDL changes

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Driving While Distracted

There’s been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of being distracted by cell phone conversations behind the wheel of a moving car. But how about putting on makeup? Brushing teeth? Watching a portable television set? Reading the paper? Putting on pantyhose? Doing things usually saved for the bedroom – or at least the back seat

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TIPS Plan Dead On Capitol Hill

A bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives killed a Bush administration plan to use truckers and others to keep an eye out for suspicious, terrorist-related activities

July 28, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Company Shut Down For Hours Violations

A small Maine trucking company has agreed to permanently shut down after pleading guilty to falsifying records related to hours of service regulations

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Asks Comments on Priority Plan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked for public comment on its plan for vehicle safety priorities in 2002-2003, including several truck-related projects

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Cited, Driving Too Fast For Rush Hour

A trucker who many onlookers said saved lives in a Seattle-area crash was cited for driving too fast for conditions


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