Safety & Compliance

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May 23, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns About Chantix

Professional truckers should not be taking the anti-smoking drug Chantix, according to a warning issued last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

Roadcheck Starts June 3

Thousands of law enforcement officers will be blanketing North America's roadways for 72 continuous hours beginning June 3 to hammer home the importance of comprehensive safety inspections of trucks and buses and on enforcing safety belt use.

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

GAO Releases Report on Drug Use; ATA Urges Congressional Action

A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that improvements to drug testing programs could better identify truckers who use illegal drugs and keep them off the road

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

BP Asphalt Launches New Truck Safety Program

BP Asphalt launches its new truck safety program, TruckSafe, enabling the company to share its best practices for the safe loading, unloading and transportation of hot liquid asphalt with the entire asphalt industry.

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Lautenberg, McCaskill Introduce Bill to Limit Truck Size/Weight

U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week introduced a bill "to keep dangerously heavy and large trucks off the nation's roads.

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Safety Winners

The National Private Truck Council recognized fleet members who had continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Group Lobbying For Larger Rigs

A coalition of shippers, motor carriers, manufacturers and others is hosting meetings in Washington, D.C., this week to urge Congress to adopt several demonstration pilot projects related to larger trucks in the upcoming congressional highway reauthorization bill.

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

Message from Capitol Hill: Stop Adding Oil to Strategic Petroleum Reserve

As oil prices hit another new record Tuesday, both the House and Senate sent a message to the White House, saying through their votes that it's time to stop adding oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Study Looks at Lane-Departure Crashes

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report that details a number of low-cost solutions to reduce the number of fatal lane-departure crashes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Washington DOT Releases Truck Parking Report

There isn't enough parking in Washington State, according to a survey done by the state Department of Transportation

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Poster Contest Aims at Truckers Buckling Up

Sara O'Dell of Pryor, Okla., is the winner of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Hears Testimony on Diesel Prices and Trucking

"Rising Diesel Fuel Costs in the Trucking Industry" was the topic of a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Summit to Discuss California Highway Safety Goals

The second of two Strategic Highway Safety Summits in California will be held Wednesday, May 7, in Sacramento

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Honors Best in Claims/Loss Prevention

The American Trucking Associations has recognized ABF Freight System and Roehl Transport, Marshfield, Wis., as benchmarks for claims/loss prevention with the Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Awar

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Launches Blog

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters launched Fast Lane, the DOT's new blog.

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Fix Being Debated as Part of Aviation Bill

An aviation funding bill being debated in the Senate contains a measure to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund

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

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