Safety & Compliance

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November 6, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Listeners Offered Free Air Gauges

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire and the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) are encouraging truckers to regularly monitor air pressur

November 3, 2003 - Industry News

Wheaton Presents Safety Performance Award

Wheaton World Wide Moving, Indiapolis, Ind., recently named Vince Butler the first recipient of the J.B. Cupp Safety Performance award

October 31, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Clarifies Hazmat Jurisdiction

Federal rules governing hazardous materials apply to a carrier’s possession from pickup through delivery, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)

October 27, 2003 - Industry News

MTRN's Million Milers Get Run Hard Trucking Gear

Run Hard Trucking Gear, an outfitter and supplier to the truck driver, is now the exclusive clothing supplier for The Midnight Trucking Radio Network’s Million Mile Club

October 27, 2003 - Industry News

Study Shows the Wisdom of the 4-Second Rule

Smith System Driver Improvement Institute Inc., a Texas-based company that specializes in professional driver training, has released the results of an analysis that found tailgating to be the most common driving error

October 23, 2003 - Industry News

ATC Conducts Ag Survey of 25,000 Truck Firms

The Agricultural Transporters Conference (ATC) of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has begun a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop and implement a "Guide for Security Management Practices in Agricultural Commodity Transportation,

October 21, 2003 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Wins a Pair of Safety Awards

USF Glen Moore Inc., Carlisle, Pa., has won two national safety awards from the American Trucking Assns. (ATA).

October 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Certified for C-TPAT Program

Trailer Bridge Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been accepted as a certified member of the U.S. Customs Service's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

October 2, 2003 - Industry News

NTSB: Transportation Fatalities Up; Truck Fatalities Down

Transportation fatalities in the United States increased slightly in 2002, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board. But deaths in the category of medium and heavy trucks declined,

September 30, 2003 - Industry News

Household Goods Rules Postponed

New rules for interstate household goods carriers and brokers have been delayed indefinitely

September 23, 2003 - Industry News

Mineta Campaigns For Transportation Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta recently completed a four-day national campaign to seek an end to congressional delays in the passing of President Bush's six-year federal surface transportation reauthorization bill

September 22, 2003 - Industry News

New Cargo Standards Take Effect Jan. 1

The new standards for cargo securement have been in place since December 2002, and the clock is running out on a Jan. 1 deadline for compliance

September 16, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Inspection Sees 14,665 Pulled Over

Operation Air Brake, a 12-hour program conducted earlier this month in the United States and Canada, resulted in 14,665 roadside inspections focusing on commercial vehicle braking systems

September 11, 2003 - Industry News

Clear Sailing for Yellow, Roadway Merger?

Analysts say they expect the Department of Justice to approve Yellow Corp.'s $966-million acquisition of Roadway Corp.-- despite concerns that it would leave only two big firms in the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping industry

September 10, 2003 - Industry News

RUAN Releases Security White Paper

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the transportation industry continues to recognize the vital role freight carriers play in maintaining the integrity of freight

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Increases Hazmat Fines

Effective at the end of the month, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) has increased the maximum civil penalty from $27,500 to $32,500

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Postpones Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Tennessee Mulls Lower Truck Speeds

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board is suggesting the state lower the maximum speed for tractor-trailers to 55 mph from the current 70 mph

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

August 26, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA to Research Effects of Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Mexican-U.S. border may remain closed to free international trucking for at least a year while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares an environmental impact statemen

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petitions, New HOS Rule Starts Jan. 4

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied eight petitions to alter the final hours-of-service final rul

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight's Mark Dietsche 2003 Truck Driving Grand Champion

The American Trucking Associations announced that Mark Dietsche, a FedEx Freight driver based in Salem,Oregon, is the 2003 National Truck Driving Grand Champion

August 21, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed mandatory training for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers to address drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, driver wellness and whistle blower protections

August 19, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Hazmat Safety Permit Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a safety permit program for motor carriers that transport certain hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce

August 15, 2003 - Industry News

New Braking Tests for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has amended brake standards to require braking-in-a-curve performance testing for single-unit trucks and buses

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