Safety & Compliance

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November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

New Truck Safety Research Targets Work Zone Crashes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released a study that analyzes truck-related work zone crash data and offers ways to reduce those accidents.

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling

November 3, 2005 - Industry News

MTRN Names Million-Mile Members

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million Mile Club is designed to honor truck drivers with one million miles of accident-free driving.

November 1, 2005 - Industry News

ATA To Congress: TSA’s Hazmat Background Checks Hurt Trucking

The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”

October 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Chief: Open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Energy

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves held a news conference on Capitol Hill Friday, highlighting what he termed the importance of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Board Endorses Energy Resolution in Boston

The American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors Tuesday unanimously endorsed an energy resolution outlining the organization's efforts to combat escalating fuel prices and help shape a comprehensive national energy plan.

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Companies, Drivers Honored for Safe Operations

All three Con-Way Transportation less-than-truckload operating companies – Con-Way Western Express (CWX), Con- Way Central Express (CCX), Con-Way Southern Express – and five driver sales representative

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATRI Research Offers Ways to Predict, Correct Truck Driver Behavior

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, has presented its "crash predictor" study that evaluates and links past driver traffic violations and convictions with their likelihood of being involved in a crash,

October 11, 2005 - Industry News

SBA, GSA Offer Info on Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts

Small business owners will have increased opportunities to participate in federal prime and sub-contracting rebuilding efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

October 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Expansion of Oil Drilling Along U.S. Coastline

The American Trucking Associations Monday requested that the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior expand the area where companies can drill for oil and natural gas along the U.S. coastline

October 10, 2005 - Industry News

Swift Gets Highest Safety Fitness Rating

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has completed a review of the operations and safety management controls of Swift Transportation.

October 8, 2005 - Industry News

Fontaine in Working Accord with LaneScan

Fontaine International, one of North America's largest fifth wheel manufacturers, and LaneScan LLC, the intelligent mirror technology company, have announced a working agreement that the two firms say will eliminate driver blind spots on the sides of trucks

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

I-10 Bridges at Lake Charles, Pascagoula to Open This Week

Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Adds 354 to its ''Circle of Honor'' for Safe Drivers

UPS has announced the induction of 354 drivers into its "Circle of Honor," pushing to 3,956 the total of active elite drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

STEMCO Has Tips on Submerged Tractor, Trailer Wheels

STEMCO, a leader in the technology and manufacture of heavy duty truck and trailer wheel-end systems and components, has released a Tech Tip to address the inspection, rebuild and reassembly of submerged tractor and trailer wheel end

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds California’s Trucking Fairness Legislation

The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Mineta Announces Record Safety Belt Usage in the U.S.

A record 82 percent of Americans wear their safety belts while driving or riding in their vehicles, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Millions Available to Georgia if it Strengthens Seat Belt Law

Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Texas Delays Start of Low-Emission Diesel Program

In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Texas has delayed by 30 days the implementation dates of its new boutique diesel fuel.

September 26, 2005 - Industry News

CFL Driver Named ATA’s Driver of the Year

Larry Springer, a Texas-based line-haul driver for Central Freight Lines Inc., has been named the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2005 National Truck Driver of the Year.

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