Safety & Compliance

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April 30, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Holders Must Re-Test When Moving to Illinois

Effective May 1, Illinois becomes the first state to require out-of-state CDL holders moving to Illinois to pass the written and road tests before they are issued an Illinois CDL

April 25, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Mandate Fuel Surcharge Pass-Through

Two U.S. senators last week introduced a bill to stop unscrupulous brokers and other middle-men who charge shippers for fuel costs, but don't pass those costs on to the operators who actually pay for the fuel

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Wants Input on Communication Between Vehicles and Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration is looking for input on potential business models for the financing and operation of a nationwide communications network between vehicles and the roadway infrastructure

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chair Testifies on Surface Transportation

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz Wednesday asked a Senate panel to make fundamental changes to federal surface transportation programs to allow the trucking industry to more efficiently move freight

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA May Be Mulling Universal EOBR Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Changes Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revises commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards and requires new federal minimum standards for states to issue commercial learner's permits

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Receives 2008 Gold World Medal

J.J. Keller & Associates received a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals 2008 International Film and Video Competition for its Eye on Speed & Space Management training program

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

More Truckers Using Seat Belts

The number of professional truckers buckling up their seat belts jumped dramatically in 2007 to a record level

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

Enforcement Blitz Targets Drivers

A 24-hour enforcement blitz in 14 Southeastern states targeted problem drivers - both commercial and passenger vehicles - on Feb. 28

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for its proposed rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers

March 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI, FMCSA Surveying On-Board Safety Interest

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are asking motor carriers for their input on use of advanced safety technology

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Sees Latest Skirmish in Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

The latest skirmish in the battle over long-distance trucking across the Mexican border occurred Tuesday, when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters went before Sen. Byron Dorgan

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

ATA To Study Snow Removal

With Connecticut legislators considering fines for drivers who cause crashes because they did not clear their vehicles' roofs of ice and snow, the American Trucking Associations is asking the American Transportation Research Institute to study the issue

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

New Study Finds 1st Hour of Driving Riskiest

A new study underscores earlier evidence that the greatest risk of an accident occurs in the first hour of driving, and that the risk in the second through 11th hour is relatively flat

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Truck Program

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), along with a bipartisan of lawmakers, has called for an investigation into whether the Department of Transportation has violated the Antideficiency Act for funding the Mexican truck pilot program.

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Urges Congress to Keep Cross Border Trucking Program Going

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Monday warned that now is not the time to halt efforts to implement trucking provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement because doing so could hurt an already struggling U.S. economy

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Looking For Truck Parking Info

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the stat

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Use Cameras to Catch Weigh Station Bypassers

Truck drivers who intentionally bypass an Oregon weigh station will soon have little defense when they get their Class B misdemeanor citation in the mail with a summons to appear in court

February 28, 2008 - Industry News

Idaho Ponders Raising Fees to Pay for Infrastructure

The Idaho state House and Senate transportation committees this week discussed proposals on how to raise funds for the state's roads and bridges, including boosting fees on commercial truckers

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

PPD in Strategic Alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeted toward the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a strategic alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers Ltd.

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue's "Ask The Law" Scheduled for 3 Radio Networks

Ol' Blue, USA's award-winning "Ask The Law" radio program will be in the studios of WBAP, Sirius and XM Satellite Radio the fourth week of March. The safety program will be heard on the Midnight Truckin

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, DOT Partner for Safety Belt Poster Contest

The American Trucking Associations is joining with the Department of Transportation and other safety belt partners for the first annual "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest. The contest invites children with a parent

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Fall to All-time Low

Three of the primary measures of large truck safety fell to record lows in 2006, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit DD15, Safety Options Now Optional In Sterling Trucks

Detroit Diesel’s new DD15 is now optional in Sterling A (shown) and L-line models.

Sterling Truck says Detroit Diesel's new DD15 heavy truck diesel is now available in its A and L models. The builder also announced new safety options, including Knorr-Bendix air disc brakes, an Eaton collisio

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Peters: $68 Billion DOT Budget Offers Congestion Relief

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Monday said President Bush's $68 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund the department's safety programs, finance congestion relief program

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