February 27, 2001 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected industry arguments, including those from trucking, that the federal government must consider cost and not just health benefits in setting national air pollution standards
February 26, 2001 - Industry News
At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices
February 21, 2001 - Industry News
Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
The military and government are partly to blame for slow truck deliveries, Tom Boyle, president of Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass., recently told the Military Traffic Management Command
February 19, 2001 - Industry News
People who misuse alcohol or uses illegal drugs not only put themselves at risk, they also put their families and co-workers at risk. Such people become less productive at work, but more importantly, are more likely
February 15, 2001 - Industry News
A British truck driver faces five years in prison after killing a man in a crash caused by the distraction of using a mobile phone
The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies.
The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control
Tire pressure warnings will have to be displayed on the dashboards of all motor vehicles - and that includes heavy trucks - within three years.
This requirement is hidden away in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act
February 13, 2001 - Industry News
The Military Traffic Management Command is reviewing its automation transportation systems to determine if they can be replaced with existing commercial software
February 8, 2001 - Industry News
Environmental Protection Agency officials recently told representatives of the heavy duty market that they’re trying to ensure information access to on-board-diagnostics parts and service informatio
Opponents of a bill in the Iowa state legislature to raise the state’s speed limit say it could lead to 10 percent more highway death
January 31, 2001 - Industry News
A bill in the U.S. Senate would allow self-employed individuals to deduct 100% of health insurance costs starting in 2001 and would increase the business meal deduction to 80% for small businesses
January 30, 2001 - Industry News
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday.
3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations
January 29, 2001 - Industry News
New Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has named John A. Flaherty as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system
January 25, 2001 - Industry News
Julie Anna Cirillo has been confirmed as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The appointment officially makes Cirillo the top career official in the agency
Fuel surcharges will be automatic for motor carriers doing business with the Military Traffic Management Command
After eight months of feeling like he had a target on his chest, Clyde Hart, until last Saturday acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is confident when he says the hours of service proposal won't go away
Of all the tools of governance, the one that has the most impact on the quality of peoples' lives is transportation.
That, said Norman Y. Mineta, is why he accepted President Bush’s invitation to serve as Secretary of Transportation
January 24, 2001 - Industry News
The U.S. Senate has confirmed, by a vote of 100-0, President Bush’s selection of Norman Mineta to head the U.S. Department Of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold two one-day public meetings in February to review revised drug and alcohol testing procedures
January 23, 2001 - Industry News
The book can finally be closed on the trucking company "undercharge epidemic.
Within hours after taking office, President George W. Bush managed to raise the ire of environmentalists with an executive order that temporarily stalls some new regulations, including new diesel emissions rule
It appears likely that Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) will keep his leadership chair on the House subcommittee that governs highway policy
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