Safety & Compliance

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August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Con-way LTL Carriers, Employees Honored for Safety

Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honored by two state trucking associations for exemplary safety performance, while two of the company's driver sales representative

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Roadside Vehicle Inspectors Vie for Top Honors

Roadside inspectors from across the continent will convene in New Orleans and compete to become the best commercial vehicle inspector during this year's annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) Aug. 14-20.

July 27, 2006 - Industry News

AFTC Backs Action on Renewable Fuels

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations announced that it has formed a Renewable Fuels Task Force to examine issues associated with renewable fuel

July 26, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Reports First Round of Diesel Fuel Testing

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently initiated a research study to track what changes occur to on-road diesel fuel properties as a result of the transition to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD).

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts 4th Annual National Safety Conference

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has scheduled its fourth annual National Safety Conference for Sept. 14-15, at the Hyatt Hotel at Dulles International Airport just outside of Washington, D.C

July 12, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service

July 10, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National's Driver Training Program Lauded

Schneider National Inc. has received an Excellence in Practice Award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Donates 750 Child Car Seats

In an effort to help improve child safety in Guilford County in North Carolina, Volvo Trucks North America today donated more than 750 child safety seats to local community service organizations.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Safety Enforcement Efforts Having an Impact

In the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, 14 trucks or buses were inspected every minute from Canada to Mexico during Roadcheck 2006.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Panel’s Action on Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Associations said it approves of actions last week by a House subcommittee to narrow the application of fingerprint-based screening requirements to drivers who transport security sensitive materials.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Issues Final Report on Boutique Fuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report by the Boutique Fuels Task Force to analyze the impacts of boutique fuels, or fuel blends, used by states to help meet clean air standards.

June 26, 2006 - Industry News

Mineta Sets Departure Date of July 7

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said his last in office will be Friday, July 7. Mineta’s letter of resignation to President Bush was made public late last week

June 19, 2006 - Industry News

Some Diesel Fuel Additives Shouldn’t Go in 2007 Diesel Engines

Diesel fuel additives that are not clearly labeled as approved for use in model year 2007, or newer engines, should not be used in new diesel motor vehicles according to the Automotive Specialty Products Alliance (ASPA)

June 18, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Calls California Diesel Bill Costly, Unwise, Redundant

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to reject a pending California state “magnet bill” that would authorize local air districts

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Backs Bill Limiting Background Check Costs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec

June 8, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Benefits for Veterans Seeking Jobs

The American Trucking Associations Thursday hailed the inclusion of transportation in legislation that will ease the transition of military veterans to civilian jobs and provide a partial solution to the nation’s truck driver shortage.

May 25, 2006 - Industry News

80 MPH Speed Limit Gets the Nod in Parts of Texas

Drivers in rural areas of Texas now enjoy higher speed limits on portions of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20.

May 23, 2006 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2006 Targets Unsafe Tractor-Trailers

About 10,000 specially-trained and certified officers will blanket North America's roadways June 6-8 to prevent truck and bus accidents and save lives.

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates John Hill to Head FMCSA

President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Nation's Cities Ranked by Road Rage

The first-ever “In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,” commissioned by AutoVantage, a national auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami, followed by Phoenix and New York.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers Into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers with a combined 15.8 million miles of safe driving were recently honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Safe Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized its member truck fleets for their continued safe operations during the recent 2006 NPTC Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Seatbelt Crackdown Targets Young Males in Pickups

Despite the highest safety belt-use rate ever recorded in the U.S., 48 million Americans still fail to buckle up, according to a recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety

May 9, 2006 - Industry News

Iteris Claims U.S. Study Validates Need for Warning Technology

Iteris Inc., the Anaheim, Calif.-base developer of vision-based safety technologies, said the results of a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strongly validates

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