April 9, 2001 - Industry News
Continuing a trend set by the Clinton administration, President Bush is calling for significant increases in funding for truck safety.
Under Bush’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning in October, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets a 28 percent funding increase – on top of a 60 percent increase it got for this fiscal year
U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) have introduced legislation to allow the U.S. government to take action against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
April 5, 2001 - Industry News
Proposed changes to the way first-time registrants are allowed to estimate mileage could be the hot topic at an IRP Managers’ Workshop April 7-10 in Tampa, Fla
Add to the list of dangerous driver distractions "picking your nose."
According to The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, New Jersey driver Antonio Randino took one hand off the wheel to pick his nose before his truck crashed on I-80 in late January, killing two motorists.
This information was revealed during a preliminary hearing this week, in which testimony also said Randino was traveling at least 69 mph in a 50-mph zone
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, testifying in the House chamber where his portrait hangs on the wall, told his former colleagues that the biggest transportation challenge in the country is to get all the competing interests working together as partners
April 4, 2001 - Industry News
Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax
April 3, 2001 - Industry News
During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express
Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep
March 29, 2001 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo
Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation
March 28, 2001 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration
March 27, 2001 - Industry News
British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel.
The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile
March 21, 2001 - Industry News
President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly
March 20, 2001 - Industry News
The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said
March 16, 2001 - Industry News
An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week
March 15, 2001 - Industry News
Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports
March 14, 2001 - Industry News
Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.
March 13, 2001 - Industry News
Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,
The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards
March 7, 2001 - Industry News
The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office
March 6, 2001 - Industry News
Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules
The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration
March 4, 2001 - Industry News
The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program
The U.S. Senate this week is expected to attempt to overturn the controversial ergonomics regulations
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