Safety & Compliance

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June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Tests Cargo Container Security Device

The U.S. Transportation Department reports success with tests of new technology that will help secure intermodal cargo containers entering ports and border crossings throughout the United States

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck Kicks Off Today

Officials in Virginia today are kicking off Roadcheck 2002, an annual three-day concentrated truck safety inspection effort

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Kelly Tires Recalled

More than 10,000 Kelly Springfield truck tires have been recalled for possible premature tread separation

May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

30,000 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks have been recalled because of a part that could overheat or ignite

May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Drivers Face New Hurdles

Drivers who haul hazardous materials soon will have to confront a new job requirement. Besides passing their CDL exam and hazmat endorsement, they will have to clear a background check designed to screen out security risks

May 28, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2002 Scheduled

International Roadcheck 2002, the 14th annual 72-hour vehicle/driver inspection blitz, will be held June 4-6 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico

May 22, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Safety and Rudeness Improving

Americans overall are not as aggressive on the road as they have been in the past as driver safety and rudeness continue to improve, says the fourth annual Nerves of Steel survey

May 22, 2002 - Industry News

PowerTrack Use Increases For MTMC Carrier Payments

All transportation carriers of domestic military cargoes for the Military Traffic Management Command are now paid by PowerTrack automated software

May 21, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Issues “Most Wanted” Safety Improvements

While fatigue and hours of service remain a top priority of the National Transportation Safety Board in its Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements list for 2002, it has given up on trying to get the trucking industry to adopt “black boxes.

May 20, 2002 - Industry News

Research Backs Longer, Heavier Trucks

A study requested by Congress recommends that the federal government consider allowing heavier trucks and longer combination vehicles on Interstate highways

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

BarnesCare Introduces DOT Medical Compliance Program

BarnesCare, a division of BJC Corporate Health Services, developed the new DOT Medical Compliance program for small businesses

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea, Poor Construction Zone Planning Blamed In Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has found that a fatal highway crash in a work zone in Tennessee was caused by the truck driver's health problems and a flawed medical certification process

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

EPA Investigating Pre-Buy Allegations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly investigating allegations that truck engine makers have been encouraging customers to “pre-buy” engines before stricter emissions regulations kick in October 1

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Announces Anti-Terrorism Plan

Under a new “Anti-Terrorism Action Plan,” truck drivers will be trained to spot and report any suspicious activities that might have terrorism or national security implications

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Safety Requirements for New Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established new, stricter minimum requirements for U.S. and Canadian motor carriers applying for operating authority

May 12, 2002 - Industry News

Report: CDL Oversight Needs Work

Federal officials are not doing enough to make sure commercial driver's licenses don't get into the wrong hands. That's the conclusion of the inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in a report released last week

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

House Approves Nuclear Waste Site

Nuclear waste haulers are one step closer to being busier. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the disposal site for the nation’s nuclear waste

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Impact Of Crashes Reaches $230.6 Billion

The economic impact of motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways has reached $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Numbers Due July 3

On July 3, all trucks operating in interstate commerce should have the USDOT number on both sides of the cab

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Runaway Truck Ramp Seen As Unsafe

A truck runaway ramp on Route 93 in Carbon County, Pa., will be replaced with one using safer methods

May 6, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Calls For Biometric ID On Licenses

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week calls for “smart” driver’s license

May 4, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Proposes Security Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed a number of changes aimed at tightening security for hazardous materials loads

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Tougher Diesel Engine & Diesel Fuel Rules Upheld

A three judge federal panel on Friday upheld tougher emissions rules for heavy duty truck engines as well as reductions in the sulfur content in diesel fuel

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Hazard: Eating While Driving

An insurance company has developed a list of the most dangerous foods to eat while driving

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Urged To Tighten Antitrust Laws For Oil Industry

Attorneys general from three states would like to see tighter antitrust laws for petroleum refiners and mandatory increased fuel inventories


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