Safety & Compliance

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May 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Gives Thumbs Up To Senate Tax Vote

Trucking's biggest lobby is pleased over the move by the U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon to sign off on President Bush’s tax cut plan because of a provision that eliminates most estate taxes

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Relief Plans Being Considered

As trucking continues to try to cope with high fuel prices, and President Bush is declaring an energy crisis, several fuel tax relief plans are floating around Congress

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Ban Proposed on Capitol Hill

Two U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Engineers Kick Off Education Campaign

Driving safely around large trucks is part of the message being promoted by the American Society of Safety Engineer

Tags: Safety

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Prominent on NTSB Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board last week released its "Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements" for 2001. A third of the 12 items affect trucking

Tags: Safety

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inhofe Bill Addresses Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to provide a pro-rated tax refund to truckers who sell their trucks but have already paid their annual heavy vehicle use tax

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Outlines Energy Policy, Little Immediate Relief Expected

President Bush talks about energy plan.

Saying the United States faces the most serious energy shortage since the 1970s, President Bush Thursday laid out his energy plan. Critics, however, say it offers little immediate relief when it comes to skyrocketing prices at the pumps

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Board Orders Review of Oklahoma Procedures

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has found Oklahoma provisionally out of compliance with certain IRP rules and ordered a peer review of its procedures

May 15, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, under fire for lax oversight of the household goods industry, yesterday announced enforcement actions against two moving companies

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Distractions Addressed in Hearing

There were lots of anecdotes and few hard numbers last week at a House Transportation subcommittee meeting on the danger of using mobile phones while driving

Tags: Safety

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

One-Armed Trucker Sues State

A one-armed truck driver is suing the Oregon Department of Transportation for violating his civil rights by not allowing him to drive without a prosthetic arm

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

We Need Proof, Not Possibilities, says Calif. OSHA Board

A California OSHA Appeals Board has dismissed a citation it said was based on speculation and assumptions

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Jackson Confirmed as Deputy DOT Secretary

The Senate confirmed Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

May 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Collision Warning Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board is renewing its call for putting collision warning systems on trucks

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Plan for Diabetic Drivers Due Out This Summer

A proposal that would allow diabetic truck drivers to operate in interstate commerce could be on the table as early as this summer

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Tough New CDL Rules Proposed

Truck drivers who break traffic laws in their own vehicles can lose their Commercial Driver’s License, under new rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency is moving to close loopholes in the CDL system, specifically targeting state enforcement practices that have allowed scofflaw drivers to stay behind the wheel

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Delays Action on Haz-Mat Fee Reductions

The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has delayed final action on its proposal to reduce registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Rule Signals What’s to Come for New U.S. Truckers

Mexican trucking companies that want to do business in the U.S. will be required to prove they understand U.S. safety rules. That is a higher standard than new American trucking companies have to meet – but not for much longer

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape Effectiveness

A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that the reflective tape now required on truck trailers is effective in preventing crashes

Tags: Safety

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Industry Says Red-Light Cameras Improve Safety

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says cameras that help catch drivers who run red lights may also prevent collisions

Tags: Safety

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Will Move Quickly to Confirm Jackson at DOT

The Senate will move quickly to confirm Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, said Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Touts Finnish Crash Study

The American Trucking Associations is asking the Department of Transportation to look at an accident study done by researchers in Finland as the agency continues to look at truck driver hours of service regulations

Tags: Safety

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