Safety & Compliance

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March 24, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA: Driver Behavior Causes Most Truck Crashes

Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Intervenes in Public Citizen HOS Challenge

ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Appoints Its First Medical Review Board

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta this week named the five medical experts who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board (MRB).

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

House OKs Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Battles California Regs on Reefer Tractor-Trailers

The American Trucking Associations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the California Air Resources Board (ARB) from implementing performance standards for engines used to cool refrigerated tractor-trailer

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

Advocates, Teamsters Go to Court Over HOS

Five organizations told a court on Monday that the federal government’s rule detailing how many hours truckers may drive before taking a break is flawed and should be changed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes

February 24, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Opposes ATA Truck Speed Limiter Proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association believes a recent proposal by the ATA to set speed limiters at 68 mph on all new trucks could make roadways more dangerous for drivers of all vehicles

February 23, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Automatic Slack Adjuster Safety Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding automatic slack adjusters

February 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Limiting Truck Speed to 68 mph

The American Trucking Associations, the nation’s largest trucking industry trade group, has endorsed a move to limit the maximum speed of large trucks – at the time of manufacture – to no more than 68 miles-per-hour

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Idle-Reduction Tax Act of 2006

The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday that it endorses the proposed tax credit for purchasing idling reduction equipment for commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. House of Representative

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues 11 Air Brake Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board adopted a final report Tuesday of a runaway truck accident in Pennsylvania that has shown the consequences of improper maintenance on automatic slack adjusters for air brake systems.

February 2, 2006 - Industry News

Annette Sandberg Leaving Top FMCSA Post

Annette Sandberg, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the past two and a half years, has announced in a letter to the White House that she is resigning her post as of March 1

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January 16, 2006 - Industry News

Newly Awakened Truckers More Groggy Than Sleep Deprived?

If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that's understandable. Sleep inertia leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers claim.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds House OK of Pension Protection Law

The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

NHTSA’s Proposed Stopping Rule Changes Imminent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected

December 16, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton Wins $6.7-million Truck Safety Contract

Eaton Corp., makers of the VORAD Collision Warning Systems, was recently awarded a $6.7 million contract by the United States Department of Transportation as part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes

December 15, 2005 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crash Rate Falls to 30-year Low

The fatal crash rate for large trucks in 2004 fell to its lowest point in 30 years, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

New Truck Safety Research Targets Work Zone Crashes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released a study that analyzes truck-related work zone crash data and offers ways to reduce those accidents.

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling

November 3, 2005 - Industry News

MTRN Names Million-Mile Members

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million Mile Club is designed to honor truck drivers with one million miles of accident-free driving.

November 1, 2005 - Industry News

ATA To Congress: TSA’s Hazmat Background Checks Hurt Trucking

The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”

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