Safety & Compliance

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March 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Plan Could Be Unveiled Next Month

The White House could release an ergonomics proposal in mid-April

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Enforcement Officials Urged to Increase Safety and Security Measures

Top safety officials from the federal government recently told top level commercial vehicle safety enforcement officials that they need to do more to save lives on the highways

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Bans Local Cell Phone Laws

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to sign a bill that prohibits local governments from passing laws restricting the use of mobile phones

Tags: Safety

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Are You Secure?

A truck driver pulls his tanker into a gas station to deliver a load. He sets his line and is pumping gasoline into the station's tanks when a man approaches, engages him in conversation and starts

Tags: Safety

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

MacKinnon, Marten Win TCA Safety Awards

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario (Canada), and Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis., took home the Grand Prizes in the 2001 Truckload Carriers Assn. National Fleet Safety Awards

Tags: Safety

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

RoadStar Answers Tax Questions On Meal Deductions

Meal deductions continue to top the list of tax-related questions RoadStar gets from its readers. This year, there are also concerns about losses on equipment, retirement savings, and bad debts

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharge Bills Introduced

Legislation that would require a fuel surcharge on all truckload shipments and mandate that 100 percent of the surcharge be passed on to owner-operators has been introduced on Capitol Hill

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

White House Imposes Big Hikes On Foreign Steel

Trucking companies who haul domestic steel are likely cheering a decision made Tuesday by the White House

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

MC-150 Must be Filed Every Two Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized rules requiring all interstate motor carriers to file a new form MCS-150 every 24 months

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Forward On Anti-Terrorism Measures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving full steam ahead to prevent trucks from being used by terrorists as weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp: Mexican Truck Rules Imminent

Rules dealing with the application process for Mexican carriers and the safety audit system will likely be issued this week

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Legislative Committee Looks at New Registration Rules

The Oklahoma legislature has joined the fracas over new residency rules for truck registration

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Supports National Transportation ID

A representative of the American Trucking Associations urged a U.S. House of Representatives committee to implement a national transportation identification card

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Recall Issued For Western Star Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for 3,500 Western Star trucks from 1998 through 2000 model years

Tags: Safety

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Going High-Tech With Olympic Truck Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using infrared technology to screen trucks and buses for potential problems with brakes, tires, and gears as these vehicles travel roads near the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

Tags: Safety

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Court Blocks New Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking new rules that would prohibit trucking companies from using third party agents to establish Oklahoma as their base state under the International Registration Plan

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Not Included in Oklahoma Registration Changes

Owner-operators who claim Oklahoma as their base registration plate are not included in the state’s new rules relating to established place of business requirements

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Safety Board Says Driver Ignored Crossing Gates

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday said a fatal 1999 truck-train crash in Illinois was caused by a trucker driving around the crossing gates. The board's conclusion conflicts with a police report released last week saying the crossing gates were malfunctioning

Tags: Safety

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

New "Place of Business" Rules for Oklahoma-Based Truckers

Out-of-state truckers who want to claim Oklahoma as their base registration state can no longer use the address of a third party licensing agent

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Proposes Transportation Budget

The Bush Administration unveiled a proposed 2003 budget that increases defense spending and some transportation spending while cutting other transportation funds

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Gate Faulty In Truck-Train Crash

A 1999 truck-train crash that exposed loopholes in the commercial driver's license program in Illinois was caused by faulty crossing signals, not by a truck driver who drove around the gates

Tags: Safety

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Montana To Use Deicer Linked To Truck Problems

Montana transportation officials have drawn the ire of truckers for their decision to use a chemical deicer that’s been linked to damage in trucks

Tags: Safety

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