Safety & Compliance

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May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Tough New CDL Rules Proposed

Truck drivers who break traffic laws in their own vehicles can lose their Commercial Driver’s License, under new rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency is moving to close loopholes in the CDL system, specifically targeting state enforcement practices that have allowed scofflaw drivers to stay behind the wheel

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Delays Action on Haz-Mat Fee Reductions

The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has delayed final action on its proposal to reduce registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Rule Signals What’s to Come for New U.S. Truckers

Mexican trucking companies that want to do business in the U.S. will be required to prove they understand U.S. safety rules. That is a higher standard than new American trucking companies have to meet – but not for much longer

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape Effectiveness

A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that the reflective tape now required on truck trailers is effective in preventing crashes

Tags: Safety

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Industry Says Red-Light Cameras Improve Safety

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says cameras that help catch drivers who run red lights may also prevent collisions

Tags: Safety

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Will Move Quickly to Confirm Jackson at DOT

The Senate will move quickly to confirm Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, said Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Touts Finnish Crash Study

The American Trucking Associations is asking the Department of Transportation to look at an accident study done by researchers in Finland as the agency continues to look at truck driver hours of service regulations

Tags: Safety

April 20, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Under Attack for Unscrupulous Movers

The General Accounting Office thinks the Transportation Department isn't doing a good enough job of regulating interstate moving companies, a job the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inherited from the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Reinventing the Ergonomics Rule

When Congress and President Bush killed the Clinton administration's ergonomics regulations, they left a hole begging to be filled. At this point, however, there is no agreement on what to put in it

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Crashes After Hiding Diabetes

A Texas truck driver spent four weeks in the hospital and faces charges for violating federal truck safety regulations after going into insulin shock and crashing his truck

Tags: Safety

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

RoadCheck 2001 Scheduled

The annual "RoadCheck" 72-hour inspection blitz is scheduled for June 5-7

Tags: Safety

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Bills Would Postpone Final Hours Rule

Reform of truck driver hours of service rules is likely to take at least another year – and now two legislators have introduced bills that would push any changes even further into the future

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Voyager Express, Metropolitan Trucking Win TCA Safety Awards

Voyager Express of Denver and Metropolitan Trucking of Paterson, N.J., won the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s National Fleet Safety Contest

Tags: Safety

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Cuts Staff, Hears Recommendation for Improved Personnel Moves

A streamlined Military Traffic Management Command and adoption of commercial practices for military customers were major topics at the MTMC Training Symposiu

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Military Honors Carriers

The Military Traffic Management Command recently honored 11 companies that provide military transportation services with its 2000 Quality Awards

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Budgets Big Increase for Truck Safety

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

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Bill Attacks OPEC

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

IRP Managers to Consider New Rules for First Year Estimates

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

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Finger

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

Tags: Safety

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Aims to Build Consensus, is Close to FMCSA Appointment

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 Industry Responds to Estate Tax Repeal

Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax

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