Safety & Compliance

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April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Surprise Nebraska Truck Inspections Sideline 26 Trucks, 4 Drivers

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

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Costs Soar; Yellow Roadway Spends Almost $10 million

Bloomberg.com reported yesterday that compliance with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act has proven costly. In the story, Bloomberg cited Yellow Roadway Corp., which says it spent almost $10 million last year to meet the new rules

April 11, 2005 - Industry News

8 Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club

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

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Meeting on Cargo Securement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public meeting on implementation of the North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Driver Screening Top Priority According to Survey of Truckload Carriers

Unicru Inc., Portland, Ore., has released the results of a survey conducted by at the Truckload Carrier Assn. March convention in Las Vegas

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Drivers Tipped Off About Work Zones

Federal highway administrator Mary E. Peters has urged drivers to follow safe driving habits around work zones during the upcoming road construction season

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Owner Operators Square off Against Shippers, Brokers & Wal-Mart on Fuel Surcharge Bill

According to this week’s Traffic World, major sectors of the transportation community are slugging it out over a provision in the House-passed version of the federal highway bill

April 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reports Agreements on Intermodal Roadability Law

According to the American Trucking Associations, its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference has reached an agreement with the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Assn. and the Association of American Railroad

March 24, 2005 - Industry News

Secretary of Transportation Mineta Will Lead Campaign Urging Truck Drivers to Buckle Up

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta will be in Louisville during the Mid-America Trucking Show next week to kick off the Be Ready-Be Buckled campaig

March 24, 2005 - Industry News

Tough Hazmat Legislation Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. reported on its web site yesterday that legislation has been re-introduced by Representative Markey (D-MA) entitled the “Extremely Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Act of 2005.

March 22, 2005 - Industry News

Michigan Sheriff Cracks Down on Overweight Trucks, Many Hauling Canadian Waste to U.S.

According to the Detroit News earlier this week, the Wayne County sheriff's division has written about 1,400 citations for overweight trucks since January 2004

March 17, 2005 - Industry News

New Mexico May Boost Trucking Violation Fines

According to the Silver City, N.M., Sun-News, penalties for truckers carrying an overweight load or operating without the proper permit would be double

March 16, 2005 - Industry News

Minnesota DOT Wants Comments on Freight Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a draft of the first plan it has ever created for freight transportation in the state

March 15, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Defines Truck Bodies Excluded From Excise Tax

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Tuesday on the application of federal excise tax in truck sales

March 13, 2005 - Industry News

US Truck Driver Championships Set Next Month in Tampa

The U.S. Professional Truck Driver Championships has announced its 2005 national competition will take place July 27-30 at the Wyndham Harbour Islan

March 13, 2005 - Industry News

US Truck Driver Championships, the “Other” Competition, Set for July in Tampa

The U.S. Professional Truck Driver Championships, the alternative, non-ATA driver competition, has announced its 2005 national competition will take place July 27-30 at the Wyndham Harbour Islan

March 13, 2005 - Industry News

Agricultural Drivers Exempt From H.O.S.

The House of Representatives has passed an amendment by Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS) that makes the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service regulations permanen

March 11, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Institute: Study Shows Drivers Spend More Time Driving Under New HOS Rule

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Alexandria, Va., has released a survey that appears to show truck drivers spend more time behind the wheel under the new hours of servic

March 10, 2005 - Industry News

Keller Presents 2004 KOL SPOTY Award to Neason

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wisc., recently honored Michael Neason, of Louisville, Ky., as the 2004 KellerOnline -- or KOL -- Safety Professional of the Year

March 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman’s So-Called Wal-Mart Amendment Off the Table

Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark, on Wednesday withdrew a proposal that would have allowed drivers to take up to two hours off during a 14-hour shif

March 7, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Amendment Opponents to Speak Out In D.C. Today

Opponents of the Boozman Amendment will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., today according to a press release from the Teamster Union

March 2, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2005 Out-Of-Service Guide

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that the 2005 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now available

March 2, 2005 - Industry News

8 Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club

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

February 24, 2005 - Industry News

Florida Introduces 24-Hour and Internet Citation Payment

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance Office has announced that beginning February 23, 2005, carriers will have new citation payment options

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