Safety & Compliance

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November 9, 2004 - Industry News

HazMat Driver Screening Rules Take a Step Forward Today

The Transportation Security Administration today will act on background check requirements for hazmat drivers, according to the American Trucking Assns

November 5, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA to Carriers: Thou Shalt Verify Driver Hours of Service.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to tighten carrier responsibility for verifying driver hours of service and supporting log

November 2, 2004 - Industry News

CFI Holds Third Annual Truck Driving Championships

Contract Freighters Inc., recently held its third annual CFI Truck Driving Championships at corporate headquarters in Joplin, Mo

October 27, 2004 - Industry News

FTC Finds Fault in Right to Repair Bill

The Federal Trade Commission criticizes a proposed right to repair bill in a recent letter to U.S. Rep. John Dingel

October 20, 2004 - Industry News

Operation Airbrake Finds Small Increase in Bad Brakes

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced its 6th annual Operation Air Brake campaign was completed throughout Canada and the U.S

October 13, 2004 - Industry News

Ohio to Test Grade Crossing Safety Gizmo

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $497,050 grant to the Ohio Rail Development Commission to test a safety device that blocks all lanes of traffic at a high-risk highway-rail grade crossing

October 11, 2004 - Industry News

USDA & ATA Team on Security Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released a new voluntary security guidance document for truck transporters of agricultural and food products

October 10, 2004 - Industry News

It’s a Jungle Out There

Deer-vehicle collisions have risen by 9% in Illinois and state officials are warning drivers that autumn is the busiest season for these crashes as deer seek mates and food

October 7, 2004 - Industry News

Accolades for Averitt Aces

Averitt Express recently held its company-wide 2004 Truck Driving and Dock Safety Championship

October 1, 2004 - Industry News

Chicagoland Truck Tolls to Double

Truck tolls with double for trucks on Chicago area toll roads under a plan approved Thursday by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

September 30, 2004 - Industry News

House Extends New HOS Rules for a Year

The U.S. House of Representatives approved stop-gap, temporary highway funding Thursday in a bill that includes an extension of the new hours of service rule

September 23, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Upgrade Mexican Border Truck Inspections

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced $31.2 million in grants to improve border truck inspection facilitie

September 22, 2004 - Industry News

FedEx Ground, Central Freight, Sinclair Win Safety Honors

The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2004 National Truck Safety Contest

September 21, 2004 - Industry News

Distribution Technologies Tests Fatigue Monitoring System

Distribution Technologies Inc., an Ohio-based carrier and logistics provider, is testing a driver fatigue monito

September 20, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Distribute 1.73 Million Hazmat Guidebooks

U. S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta said the Department of Transportation is distributing 1.73 million copies of a new hazmat safety manual

September 17, 2004 - Industry News

Safety Belt Usage Among Americans at 80%

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced last week that a record 80% of Americans wear safety belts while driving or riding in their vehicles

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Senate Tables GPS for Hazmat Vehicles

The United States Senate this week tabled an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that would have required trucks transporting hazardous materials to be equipped with global positioning satellite tracking devices

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Highway Watch Gets $21 Million from Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced an additional $21 million grant, available for use beginning March 2005, for the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) Highway Watch program

September 13, 2004 - Industry News

WBKO-TV and Ol’ Blue Produce Safety Film

Kentucky’s drivers may be more careful and safer these days, thanks to a public service announcement featuring Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and Ol’ Blue, USA.

September 9, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Releases Particulate Matter Research Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the report, "Particulate Matter (PM) Research Program: Five Years of Progress.

September 9, 2004 - Industry News

ATA, Yellow Roadway Issue Driving Tips for Teens

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and Yellow Roadway Corp. have produced several thousand packets of highway safety cards to be distributed to high school driver education classe

September 2, 2004 - Industry News

Iteris Reveals Survey Report from Drivers

Iteris, Inc., Anaheim, Calif., has released the results of its recent International Driver Satisfaction Study for the deployment of its Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system in commercial trucks

September 1, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Time to Research HOS setback

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration filed a motion with a Washington, D.C. appeals court this week, requesting a stay that will give the agency time to decide how the controversial hours of service rules need to be changed

August 20, 2004 - Industry News

Florida Waives Some Restrictions on Relief Vehicles

The Florida Department of Transportation has been directed to "waive the size and weight restriction

August 18, 2004 - Industry News

New Border Cargo Rules Take Effect in November

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week trucks that carry freight over the border must describe their cargo in advance in electronic messages to customs officials beginning in November


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