June 9, 2003 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21
A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business
Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation that would eliminate vicarious liability for truck lessors as long as the loss is insured for $2 million --
May 30, 2003 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to launch a fatigue management study of union drivers
May 22, 2003 - Industry News
America's motorists are becoming more dangerous and increasingly rude, according to the fifth annual "Nerves of Steel" aggressive driving survey conducted by TheSteelAlliance.
Alertness Solutions, a Cupertino, Calif., consulting firm that specializes in alertness management, has introduced Awake at the Wheel, a 32-page guide and 36-minute audio CD to help drivers avoid drowsy driving
May 21, 2003 - Industry News
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman said Wednesday she met with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and tendered her resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective June 27
May 20, 2003 - Industry News
The Trucking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Truck ISAC) announced Tuesday afternoon that although the Homeland Security Advisory System has been raised to level Orange,
May 19, 2003 - Industry News
Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis. has officially added 43 million miles to its safety record as it recognizes 43 of its drivers
May 15, 2003 - Industry News
Schneider National has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles charging that a $10-million fine levied against the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier violates the International Registration Plan and the U.S. Constitution
May 14, 2003 - Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal
May 13, 2003 - Industry News
Vernon E. Good, who has driven safely for more than 3.5 million miles during a 31-year career with BOC, has become the fifth BOC driver inducted into the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame.
May 12, 2003 - Industry News
Elite International Transportation has been officially accepted as a member of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) program.
The 16th annual International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
May 2, 2003 - Industry News
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an interim final rule
May 1, 2003 - Industry News
The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois Rolling Stock Alliance, a recently formed coalition of 32 Illinois-based interstate transportation groups
April 30, 2003 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has joined together with PrePass, the weigh station bypass system, to introduce the Best Practices Safety Guide
The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. recently recognized John Christner Trucking for outstanding safety, presenting the company with the 2002 Large Fleet Safety Award at the association’s 2003 Midwinter Safety Conference.
J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched its new Hours of Service Information Center, available to help those in the transportation industry better understand and comply with DOT's changing HOS rule.
April 29, 2003 - Industry News
A briefing on changes to the hours of service regulations will be held in the form of an audio conference on May 8, sponsored by TCA's Truckload Academy.
The Truck Safety Coalition, including Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) and Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highways (CRASH), claim the revised final hours-of-service rules ignore truck safety issues.
April 28, 2003 - Industry News
The biggest change in truck driver hours of service rules in more than 60 years comes down to this: two more hours of rest and one more hour of driving in each duty cycle.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's change in the hours-of-service rule will only slightly reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-driver fatigue, according to Michael Leizerman, chairman of a national group of trucking litigation attorneys.
April 25, 2003 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that "on balance," the revised hours-of-service rules published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should prove to be palatable for its members.
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