Safety & Compliance

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June 27, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck 2008 Shows Lowest Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate in Decades

CVSA's recent check on the industry shows the lowest rate of out-of-service vehicles in two decades, despite concerns that a weakening economy with ever-increasing fuel prices would push safety to the bottom of the list for commercial motor vehicle fleets

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Stage Protest in New York

New York legislators and others in the state capital of Albany had their Thursday morning shattered by the sound of hundreds of truck horns as truckers rallied to protest soaring fuel prices,

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Questions Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Fuel Prices

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the economy and the price of fuel, a top trucking industry official Thursday urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change initiatives

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Support Strong Anti-Counterfeiting Law in Statements to Congress

Representatives of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its Brand Protection Council expressed support of legislation strengthening the nation's anti-counterfeiting laws in both written comments and testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Speed Limiters To Become Mandatory In Ontario

After intense lobbying by the Ontario Trucking Association over the last two years, the provincial government has passed a bill requiring speed limiters on trucks -- no matter their origin

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for CDL Permit Regulation

In response to several requests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking on commercial driver's license learner's permit standards until July 9

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue USA Announces Upcoming Events

Ol' Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance), of Van Nuys, Calif., announced upcoming developments in its continuing effort to promote highway safety education and improve relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers

May 30, 2008 - Industry News

Toledo Company Offering Half-Price Safety Inspections

The Toledo, Ohio, area firm of Toledo Spring, Brake and Alignment Service will offer truck and bus inspections at half-price or $40 for all of June during Truck Safety Month

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Kansas Truckers, Troopers Team up for TOPS Program

The Kansas Highway Patrol's Trucks on Patrol for Safety (TOPS) program is putting troopers into commercial truck cabs in an effort to improve safety. is rolling across highways throughout the state

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Ventura Transfer Company Wins CTA Fleet Safety Award

Ventura Transfer Co., Long Beach, Calif., has won the California Trucking Association's First Place award for Intermodal Safety.

May 23, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns About Chantix

Professional truckers should not be taking the anti-smoking drug Chantix, according to a warning issued last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

Roadcheck Starts June 3

Thousands of law enforcement officers will be blanketing North America's roadways for 72 continuous hours beginning June 3 to hammer home the importance of comprehensive safety inspections of trucks and buses and on enforcing safety belt use.

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

GAO Releases Report on Drug Use; ATA Urges Congressional Action

A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that improvements to drug testing programs could better identify truckers who use illegal drugs and keep them off the road

May 20, 2008 - Industry News

BP Asphalt Launches New Truck Safety Program

BP Asphalt launches its new truck safety program, TruckSafe, enabling the company to share its best practices for the safe loading, unloading and transportation of hot liquid asphalt with the entire asphalt industry.

May 19, 2008 - Industry News

Lautenberg, McCaskill Introduce Bill to Limit Truck Size/Weight

U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week introduced a bill "to keep dangerously heavy and large trucks off the nation's roads.

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Safety Winners

The National Private Truck Council recognized fleet members who had continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Group Lobbying For Larger Rigs

A coalition of shippers, motor carriers, manufacturers and others is hosting meetings in Washington, D.C., this week to urge Congress to adopt several demonstration pilot projects related to larger trucks in the upcoming congressional highway reauthorization bill.

May 13, 2008 - Industry News

Message from Capitol Hill: Stop Adding Oil to Strategic Petroleum Reserve

As oil prices hit another new record Tuesday, both the House and Senate sent a message to the White House, saying through their votes that it's time to stop adding oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Study Looks at Lane-Departure Crashes

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report that details a number of low-cost solutions to reduce the number of fatal lane-departure crashes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Washington DOT Releases Truck Parking Report

There isn't enough parking in Washington State, according to a survey done by the state Department of Transportation

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Poster Contest Aims at Truckers Buckling Up

Sara O'Dell of Pryor, Okla., is the winner of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Hears Testimony on Diesel Prices and Trucking

"Rising Diesel Fuel Costs in the Trucking Industry" was the topic of a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Summit to Discuss California Highway Safety Goals

The second of two Strategic Highway Safety Summits in California will be held Wednesday, May 7, in Sacramento

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