February 27, 2003 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to issue a series of truck safety rules to settle a lawsuit brought by safety advocates last fall.
February 26, 2003 - Industry News
Mike Eskew, the chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service was sworn in by President George W. Bush to the President's Export Council on Wednesday.
Oshkosh Truck Corp. has received two federal grants to further develop its ProPulse hybrid electric drive technology for heavy trucks.
February 25, 2003 - Industry News
After some seven years of petitions and court battles, Ohio trucker Jerry Parker has his exemption from federal vision requirements –- but he’ll have to get a prosthetic device if he wants to drive interstate
The Federal Highway Safety Administration has asked for comments regarding the need for a graduated commercial driver’s license
February 24, 2003 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposed negotiated rulemaking concerning intermodal container chassis and trailer maintenance
February 18, 2003 - Industry News
The Oklahoma Tax Commission has begun sending out letters to many carriers that are base-plated in Oklahoma through the International Registration Program (IRP)
Transport Canada has proposed a new federal hours-of-service regulation for Canadian truck and bus drivers,
February 10, 2003 - Industry News
The Research and Special Programs Administration is soliciting comments and information on ways to reduce risks posed by wetlines on cargo tanks hauling flammable liquids
February 5, 2003 - Industry News
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February 4, 2003 - Industry News
The U.S.Department of Transportation, has issued temporary regulations requiring truck and rail operators carrying explosives from Canada to the U.S. to register with Transport Canada, the Canadian agency responsible for transportation safety
January 31, 2003 - Industry News
The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. (GMTA) has endorsed PrePass, the nation's first commercially available, coast-to-coast electronic pre-clearance weigh station bypass system.
A bill that would limit the state sales tax on trucking equipment and provide amnesty from the taxes owed on past purchases cleared the Arkansas House last week
January 29, 2003 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied a request to shorten CDL disqualification periods for serious offenses committed in a non-commercial vehicle.
January 20, 2003 - Industry News
Plans to restructure the cargo release process for imports and exports hauled by truck could lead to massive disorder at the border and disrupt supply chains throughout the nation, shippers and carriers are warning U.S. Customs Service officials.
January 16, 2003 - Industry News
Finding that the Bush Administration "acted arbitrarily and capriciously," the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the administration violated federal environmental laws by taking steps to give Mexico-domiciled trucks full access to U.S. highways
January 15, 2003 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will undergo major back surgery next week to relieve chronic pain, aides said Tuesday
January 14, 2003 - Industry News
In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week, the Truckload Carriers Assn.(TCA) joined with the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn.(NJMTA
New Jersey transportation officials are considering lowering speed limits for trucks following a recent spate of fatal accidents involving trucks on state highways
January 9, 2003 - Industry News
Three trucking associations have submitted their comments regarding event data recorders to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
After two years of delays, DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration has announced temporary reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers
January 8, 2003 - Industry News
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has delayed implementation of recordkeeping changes for at least another year
International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced a retrofit program that allows customers to reduce emissions from diesel engines in late-model vehicles to levels at or below those of natural gas engines
January 7, 2003 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed changes to the current hours of service regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget
January 2, 2003 - Industry News
Customs offices on the Blue Water Bridge are rolling out a voluntary program to make security checkpoints faster and track more than 100,000 commercial trucks crossing between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada each month
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