Safety & Compliance

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March 3, 2001 - Industry News

Some FMCSA Staff Say Compliance Review Quotas Compromise Safety

A personnel dispute within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is spilling out into the open – although one side is firing from anonymous ambush

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

High Court Rejects Arguments Against Clean Air Rules

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

State Bills Focus on Cell Phone Use

At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices

Tags: Safety

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Radioactive Waste Shipments Travel Safely

A truck loaded with special casks heads for the WIPP facility.

Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Tags: Safety

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Short Work Week Blamed for Military Delivery Problems

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

A Safety Message Worth Sharing

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

Tags: Safety

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

British Trucker Gets Five Years for Mobile Phone-Related Crash

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

Tags: Safety

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping the Dirty Side Down

Without its prototype stability control system, this rig had only 10 of 18 wheels on the ground in a demonstration of a fast lane-change maneuver.

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

Tags: Safety

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Tire Warning Technology Mandated

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

MTMC Reviewing Automation Systems

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

Independent Truck Shops Want Access to Diagnostic Information

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

February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Study Says Iowa Speed Limit Hike Would Be Unsafe

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

Tags: Safety

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Small Business Bill Would Raise Insurance and Meal Deductions

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

New EPA Head Expected to Review Emissions Rules

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday.

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Awareness System Nixed By 3M

3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations

Tags: Safety

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Names DOT Chief of Staff

New Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has named John A. Flaherty as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo Confirmed as FMCSA Chief Safety Officer

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

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Military Contractors Will Receive Automatic Fuel Surcharge

Fuel surcharges will be automatic for motor carriers doing business with the Military Traffic Management Command

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Hart: Why the HOS Proposal Won't Go Away

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

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Applaud Mineta – And Hand Over Tough Issues

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

Mineta Confirmed As Transportation Secretary

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

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Schedules Meetings to Review New Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

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

RIP: Trucking Company Undercharges

The book can finally be closed on the trucking company "undercharge epidemic.

January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Temporarily Delays Clean Diesel Rule

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

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