Safety & Compliance

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December 3, 2007 - Industry News

N.C. Trucking Association Spearheads Highway Safety Plan

The North Carolina Trucking Association has teamed with the state's Governor's Highway Safety Program to spearhead a new state initiative aimed at enhancing commercial vehicle safety. The program is unique in that

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

PPD Vice President Wins Sleep Apnea Award

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeting the commercial vehicle industry, said its vice president, Wendy Sullivan, has received an award from the American Sleep Apnea Association

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

ABI Research: Fleets Getting Safer, Saving Money

All new technology costs money, and fleet managers are constantly faced with deciding whether to pay for the latest safety systems or hope that their drivers do not get involved in accidents. But now test result

November 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Honors Roehl Transport as Nation's Safest Carrier

Roehl Transport's safety record earned the carrier the American Trucking Associations top honors in two divisions. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company's van division was recognized as the safes

November 2, 2007 - Industry News

Wisconsin Ups Registration Fees

Wisconsin is upping vehicle registration fees by 30 percent as part of its new budget, effective Jan. 1. According to the American Trucking Associations' State Laws Newsletter, the change will increase Wisconsin's fee for a tractor-trailer

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to OK Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations Thursday urged Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's 3.4 million truck drivers

October 22, 2007 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Group Urges Drivers to Obey New Chain Laws

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association is trying to get the word out to truck drivers that Colorado's new chain law and rules are in effect and to proceed carefully in the snow

October 19, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Information on Truck Fire Incidents

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking help from Technology & Maintenance Council members, trucking operators and fleet managers nationwide to participate in a survey to better understan

October 19, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Answers Questions About UCRA Program

There are many questions about the UCRA (Unified Carrier Registration Agreement) program that started a month ago, replacing the Single State Registration System (SSRS). Robert C. Pitcher, with the American Trucking Associations' Law and Regulatory Affairs Division

October 16, 2007 - Industry News

PA Opens Idle Reduction to Public Comment

A new regulation approved for public comment Tuesday by the Environmental Quality Board will help clean Pennsylvania's air and save trucking companies millions of dollars in diesel fuel. The regulation, developed by th

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Sponsors OOIDA Safe Driving Award

Volvo Trucks North America said it will sponsor the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association's (OOIDA) Safe Driving Award Program. The program recognizes and rewards OOIDA members for their safe

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA, Former NASCAR Driver Promote Trucker Seat Belt Use

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unveiled a public service announcement featuring former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, currently an analyst for ESPN and ABC Sports, who reminds trucker

October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Tax Break for Safety Systems Proposed

A new bill in Congress would give heavy-duty trucks a tax break for using safety technologies such as collision and lane departure warning, as well as stability and brake-stroke monitoring. "The goal is to get safety system

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Illinois To Keep Split Speed Limits

Illinois lawmakers Wednesday failed to overturn Gov. Rod Blagojevich's veto of legislation to raise the speed limit for trucks to 65 mph on rural interstates

October 4, 2007 - Industry News

National Safety Council Urges 55 mph Limit for Trucks

The National Safety Council Thursday called on members of the Illinois House of Representatives to support Governor Rod Blagojevich's veto of SB 540, which will increase speed limits of large trucks on Illinois interstate highway

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

Court Grants 90-day Stay in HOS Ruling

The American Trucking Associations said Monday it is pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted in part its motion for a stay of the mandate to eliminate the 11-hour daily driving limit

October 1, 2007 - Industry News

KellerOnline Accepting Applications for Top Safety Professional

J. J. Keller & Associates is now accepting applications for the 2007 KellerOnline Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY). As one of the most sought-after prizes in the safety industry, this year's

September 30, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Responds to Public Citizen Filing on Hours of Service

The American Trucking Associations said Friday that Public Citizen continues to disregard the important safety advantages of the commercial drivers' hours of service (HOS) regulations that it has attacked in the courts

September 27, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Wins Industry's Top Safety Award from ATA

Con-way Freight, a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company and a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., is the recipient of the 2007 President's Trophy award for the Large Fleet category

September 20, 2007 - Industry News

Shippers, Law Enforcement Back ATA on Stay of HOS Rules

In five separate filings, law enforcement, shipping and trucking interests have come forward to support ATA's request that the effect of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's hours of service (HOS) decision be stayed

September 14, 2007 - Industry News

ASSE Explores Fleet Safety at Conference

As transportation accidents continue to be the No. 1 cause of on-the-job deaths, last week's American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) "Improving Fleet Safety" symposium identified ways to prevent injuries and fatalities on the roads.

September 11, 2007 - Industry News

Senate Votes to Block Cross-border Trucking Program

The U.S. Senate voted late Tuesday to block funding for a test program to allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement

September 10, 2007 - Industry News

OOIDA Seeks Hearing on Segments of HOS Ruling

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed a petition requesting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reconsider its opinion on certain hours of service rules. OOIDA asked the court to rehea

September 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Eight-month Delay in HOS Changes

Citing the potential for "serious disruption to trucking operations," the American Trucking Associations has submitted a motion asking the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circui

September 4, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Petitions on Two Fronts to Retain HOS Regs

Citing the potential for "widespread disruption in the industry and the supply chain," and a decrease in safety, the American Trucking Associations is fighting on two fronts to retain the current hours of service regulations.

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