Safety & Compliance

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September 17, 2008 - Industry News

Safety Board Calls For Actions To Help Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board says human fatigue was the probable cause of a 2005 truck-bus collision that killed five and injured 35, and recommends the government mandate safety technology to prevent such accidents in the future

September 11, 2008 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Trust Fund Fix

The Senate late Wednesday approved legislation to transfer $8 billion to restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

House Votes To End Cross-Border Program

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed a bill that would immediately end the controversial Mexican cross-border truck pilot program

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

David Kelly Named Acting NHTSA Administrator

This week, President George W. Bush appointed David Kelly acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Previously, Kelly was the agency's chief of staff, serving as the top advisor to Administrator Nicole Nason

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin's Slick Wins Inspector Championship

Commercial Motor Vehicle inspectors representing 52 jurisdictions across North America vied for the top spot at this year's North American Inspectors Championship in Houston, August 18-24

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

NHTSA Delays Implementaton of Lighting Reg Rewrite

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week announced that it was delaying the effective date of a long-awaited rewrite of the federal government's safety standards on lighting and reflective devices

September 1, 2008 - Industry News

HOS Regs Suspended For Truckers Providing Hurricane Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended hours of service regulations for truckers providing relief for victims of Hurricane Gustav

September 1, 2008 - Industry News

Infrastructure Addressed in Campaigns

Both the Democrats and the Republicans are addressing the infrastructure issue as we head into the final two months of the presidential campaign

August 14, 2008 - Industry News

Truck and Other Highway Fatality Numbers Drop

The number of people killed in large-truck crashes fell 4.4 percent last year, as the number of highway fatalities dropped again to historically low levels

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

Madison Confirmed as FHWA Head

Thomas J. Madison Jr. speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing.

President Bush's nominee for administrator of the Federal Highway Administration was confirmed by the Senate and says his main task will be to work with Congress on funding the country's transportation infrastructure

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Implementing New Procedures For Overweight Permits

If you need an overweight permit in New Jersey, you might face some delays while the state moves to an automated online application process

August 6, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA Praises Senate Truck Safety Technology Bill

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says it actively supports Senate legislation recently proposed that would provide a tax credit to those who purchase trucks and buses with certain safety technologies installed

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Reaction Swift To Border Announcement

Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project Extended for 2 Years

The cross-border trucking demonstration project will be extended for two years as permitted under U.S. law, announced John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Offer Tax Credits For Safety Technology

A bill introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) would provide a tax credit to commercial vehicle purchasers when they buy vehicles with certain safety equipment installed

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Roads Can Be Safer, Top Federal Highway Official Says

Acting Federal Highway Administrator Jim Ray issued a "call to arms" on highway safety last week, urging state Departments of Transportation to adopt more coordinated, systemwide approaches to reduce crashes

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund

New data showing further declines in the number of miles Americans are driving is proof that the country needs means, other than the gas tax, to finance the nation's transportation infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Enforce Weight Receipt & UCRA

Starting January 1, 2009, the Oregon Motor Carrier Division will again be enforcing a requirement that motor carriers bear an Oregon weight-distance tax cab card called the weight receipt - in their vehicles

July 22, 2008 - Industry News

AP: GAO Study Finds Medical Problems Among CDL Drivers

A General Accounting Office study obtained by the Associated Press in advance of its release later this week found that more than half a million commercial drivers were also eligible for full disability benefits because of health issues

July 18, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri Mandates English for CDL Tests

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, new laws in Missouri require that commercial driver's license tests be given in English with no translation assistance

July 17, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon Offering Inspections Today, Saturday

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division is offering voluntary truck inspections July 18-19 at seven locations around the state

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Video Advances Life-Saving Study

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a video promoting the life-saving strategies of its lane-departure report

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

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