November 25, 2002 - Industry News
William Canary, president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), said Monday that new federal highway safety statistics for 2001 show a continued reduction in the nation's large truck fatal crash rate.
Beginning Jan. 1, the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will impose stricter minimum requirements to improve the safety performance of new motor carriers
November 22, 2002 - Industry News
Continuing the trucking industry's call for strong, visible enforcement of the nation's traffic laws, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today announced its support for this week's nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign (11-25/12-1).
November 21, 2002 - Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta announced a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Landstar System Inc.
Findings from a poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), released at the National Summit to Prevent Drowsy Driving in Washington, DC., indicate that about half of America's adult drivers feel sleepy while they are driving
November 20, 2002 - Industry News
Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane and Deputy Customs Commissioner Douglas Browning jointly announced Wednesday the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC)
Landstar Systems Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has recognized 64 of its drivers for their outstanding safety records
Iteris Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc. has announced that Praxair Inc. of Danbury, Conn., has committed to an initial order of 200 new trucks with the Iteris Lane Guidance lane departure warning system installed
November 19, 2002 - Industry News
The International Registration Plan board of directors has given Oklahoma until Jan. 1 to come up with a plan to reimburse other jurisdictions for revenue lost because of its prior registration rules
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission voted this week to ease the burden that a more than 400% toll hike would have put on trucks crossing the commission's seven toll bridges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
November 14, 2002 - Industry News
The "Smart Tire" has long held out the promise of reduced expenditures for tire management -- the third biggest cost for a fleet owner. Tires with built-in chips have been the tire of the future since it became possible to
November 13, 2002 - Industry News
The U.S. government and the trucking industry are expanding their initiative to roll out safer and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses
November 12, 2002 - Industry News
The U.S. government, Detroit automakers and truck manufacturers are expanding a partnership to jump-start a new generation of more fuel-efficient heavy trucks and buses
November 6, 2002 - Industry News
Yellow Corp. and the U.S. trucking industry won a Supreme Court battle over the fees that states may impose after the justices ruled that Michigan was charging too much for some trucks
November 5, 2002 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is supporting a uniform commercial vehicle registration in all states as proposed in an agreement reached recently by the trucking industry -- both private and for-hire motor carriers
November 4, 2002 - Industry News
Starting Oct. 1, 2003, carriers will need a physical structure and an employee at that structure to establish a home base for purposes of vehicle registration
Led by Con-Way Southern Express (CSE), all three less-than-truckload operating units of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc., have received safety awards from the American Trucking Associations
October 30, 2002 - Industry News
The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets
October 23, 2002 - Industry News
Caterpillar is again seeking court intervention in its dispute with rival heavy duty diesel engine maker Cummins over the technology behind an EPA-approved clean engine line
October 22, 2002 - Industry News
The Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA) announced this week it has been awarded a $400,000 contract from the Department of Transportation to assist DOT in its efforts to address driver fatigue and alertness.
October 21, 2002 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the results of its 2001 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, which measures the percentage of CDL holders who tested positive for controlled substances.
October 17, 2002 - Industry News
Three transportation and trucking groups have joined in support of a draft legislative proposal that would eliminate the current Single State Registration System (SSRS) and replace it with a new system called Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
October 14, 2002 - Industry News
Tractor-trailer drivers faced with having to pay sales taxes on their rigs are working to generate public support for an end to a policy that some say could cost them their livelihoods
October 11, 2002 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports
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