Safety & Compliance

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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

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Airfreight Carriers Oppose USPS/FedEx Pact

During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Sleep Deprivation Workshop

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep

Tags: Safety

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Safety Check of Haldex Automatic Slack Adjusters

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo

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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Fatalities Drop in 2000

Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation

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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Studying Driver Distraction

Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Scientists Warn of Sleep Apnea

British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile

Tags: Safety

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker in Bourbonnais Train Wreck Well Over the Legal Driving Limit

The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said

Tags: Safety

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Split Speed Bill Up In Ohio

An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week

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March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Brakes Still Top Defect

Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Drops Proposals For Higher Truck Fees

Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

House Goes Along With Senate Vote On Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Votes To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Moves To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Honors Drivers

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program

Tags: Safety

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Regs on Chopping Block

The U.S. Senate this week is expected to attempt to overturn the controversial ergonomics regulations

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