Safety & Compliance

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June 19, 2006 - Industry News

Some Diesel Fuel Additives Shouldn’t Go in 2007 Diesel Engines

Diesel fuel additives that are not clearly labeled as approved for use in model year 2007, or newer engines, should not be used in new diesel motor vehicles according to the Automotive Specialty Products Alliance (ASPA)

June 18, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Calls California Diesel Bill Costly, Unwise, Redundant

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to reject a pending California state “magnet bill” that would authorize local air districts

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Backs Bill Limiting Background Check Costs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec

June 8, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Benefits for Veterans Seeking Jobs

The American Trucking Associations Thursday hailed the inclusion of transportation in legislation that will ease the transition of military veterans to civilian jobs and provide a partial solution to the nation’s truck driver shortage.

May 25, 2006 - Industry News

80 MPH Speed Limit Gets the Nod in Parts of Texas

Drivers in rural areas of Texas now enjoy higher speed limits on portions of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20.

May 23, 2006 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2006 Targets Unsafe Tractor-Trailers

About 10,000 specially-trained and certified officers will blanket North America's roadways June 6-8 to prevent truck and bus accidents and save lives.

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates John Hill to Head FMCSA

President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Nation's Cities Ranked by Road Rage

The first-ever “In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,” commissioned by AutoVantage, a national auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami, followed by Phoenix and New York.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers Into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers with a combined 15.8 million miles of safe driving were recently honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Safe Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized its member truck fleets for their continued safe operations during the recent 2006 NPTC Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Seatbelt Crackdown Targets Young Males in Pickups

Despite the highest safety belt-use rate ever recorded in the U.S., 48 million Americans still fail to buckle up, according to a recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety

May 9, 2006 - Industry News

Iteris Claims U.S. Study Validates Need for Warning Technology

Iteris Inc., the Anaheim, Calif.-base developer of vision-based safety technologies, said the results of a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strongly validates

May 4, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Administrator, Governors Review Boutique Fuels

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson launched a task force Thursday to review the boutique fuels used across the county. Johnson laid out his vision for the task force

April 26, 2006 - Industry News

Homeland Security Takes Steps to Secure Port Access

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced this week that the department is taking significant steps to enhance security by checking the backgrounds of port workers.

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Traffic Deaths Hit 15-Year High in 2005

More people died on U.S. roads while driving drunk or in bigger vehicles in 2005 despite record seat belt use, pushing traffic deaths nationwide to a 15-year high, the government reported late last week

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

HDBMC Backs Reduction in Trucks Stopping Distance

The heavy duty brake manufacturing industry supports efforts by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent

April 17, 2006 - Industry News

DistTech Earns Safety Honor From NTTC

For the sixth time in the past two decades, Distribution Technologies Inc. (DistTech), a carrier specializing in dedicated and common carriage for liquid bulk commodities, has earned the Outstanding Performance Trophy

April 13, 2006 - Industry News

NTTC Recognizes Dupre’ Transport for Safety Performance

Dupre’ Transport’s liquid and dry bulk operations from the chemical, site and tank operations will be recognized for safety next month during the National Tank Truck Carriers 58th conference in San Antonio, Texas

April 11, 2006 - Industry News

Court: ATA Can Intervene in Public Citizen's HOS Challenge

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted the American Trucking Associations' request to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules, ATA announced Tuesday.

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

New Light Truck Fuel Standards to Include Largest SUVs

New fuel economy standards for light trucks will save 10.7 billions of gallons of fuel and include, for the first time ever, the largest sport utility vehicles, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Wednesday

March 25, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Backs NHTSA Braking Proposal

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business supports the intent of braking systems improvements proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would reduce stopping distances by 20-30 percent

March 24, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA: Driver Behavior Causes Most Truck Crashes

Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Intervenes in Public Citizen HOS Challenge

ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.

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