Safety & Compliance

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

House Goes Along With Senate Vote On Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Votes To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Moves To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Honors Drivers

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program

Tags: Safety

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Regs on Chopping Block

The U.S. Senate this week is expected to attempt to overturn the controversial ergonomics regulations

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

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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

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