Safety & Compliance

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September 26, 2005 - Industry News

Dart Transit Purchases Truck-driving Simulator

Dave Oren, president of Dart Transit, Dallas, Texas, said his company has purchased a truck-driving simulator from the Texas Motor Transportation Association

September 23, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Extension of Emergency Trucking Regs for Hurricane Relief

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Friday requested that governors across the United States implement and extend emergency trucking regulations instituted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin

September 22, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Outlines Equipment, Vehicle Plans for Rita

Mobile air traffic control equipment, technical personnel, trucks, buses, airplanes and ocean-going vessels are now in place to support the massive federal, state and local effort to prepare for Hurricane Rita,

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

September 14, 2005 - Industry News

First Stop for Share the Road Rig: Katrina Disaster Area

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Mack Trucks Inc. have unveiled a new custom-designed truck and trailer that will tour the country as part of the ATA’s “Share the Road” highway safety program.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Update on Mississippi, Louisiana Emergency Trucking Services

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Congress to Address Escalating Fuel Prices

The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Twice-weekly Fuel Price Reports Urged by ATA

The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Cites Most Recent Disaster Relief Action

The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Opening of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Launches Labor Day Drink and Drive Crackdown

Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.

August 24, 2005 - Industry News

PHH Arval, FleetRisk Advisors Test Fleet Risk Factors

PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corp., has announced a partnership with FleetRisk Advisors, a provider of risk management and loss control services for the fleet transportation industry.

August 23, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD Sponsors ATA Safety Awards Dinner

Eaton Corp., the makers of VORAD Collision Warning Systems, will sponsor the awards dinner at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.’ Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council, Oct. 7, in Miami.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Five FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the National Truck Driving Championships

Five drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2005 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Tampa Aug. 16-20.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

A Pair of Con-Way Drivers Win Champion Titles at National Driving Championship

Two Con-Way Transportation Services driver sales representatives – one a former national and grand champion and the other a rookie competitor – captured first place honors at the National Truck Driving Championship

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reacts to FMCSA's Hours of Service Rule

In a statement issued shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its new Hours of Service ruling on Friday, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves was generally supportive of the rule

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

Teamsters Claim Drive Rule is a Threat to Highway Safety

The proposed Hours of Service rule for truck drivers issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a major setback for highway safety, increasing the potential for deadly accidents

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Hours of Service Rule Based on Medical Research, Traffic Safety Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Friday issued an Hours of Service rule that spells out the length of time commercial drivers can operate trucks before they are required to take a break.

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

California Diesel Prices 60 Cents Higher Than Elsewhere

Diesel fuel prices have hit an all-time high in California, topping San Francisco off at $3.15 per gallon.

August 16, 2005 - Industry News

Iowa Hikes Speed Limits and Enforcement on Rural Interstates

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has signed legislation increasing the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 to 70 mph.

August 12, 2005 - Industry News

C&C Trucking Selects Eaton VORAD Collision Warning Systems

Eaton Corp. has announced that C&C Trucking Inc., of Duncan, S.C., has specified the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 collision warning system on its recent purchase of 75 International 9400 tractors to be delivered in 2005 and 2006

August 10, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Signs $286.45 Billion Highway Bill

It took 11 extensions of the old law and almost two years of haggling, but Congress passed a $286.45 billion highway reauthorization bill Wednesday, increasing road and safety funding by 30% over the current program.

August 9, 2005 - Industry News

$500 Tax Credit Sought for Lane Departure Warning Devices

California-based Iteris Inc. said a bill has been introduced in Congress that provides financial incentives to buyers of commercial trucks and passenger cars who purchase safety-oriented advanced technology devices such as Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.

August 8, 2005 - Industry News

Chevron Delo Names July’s MTRN Million Milers

Chevron's Delo product family of lubricants and coolants sponsors the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million Mile Club, which saw eight new members initiated into the program in July

August 8, 2005 - Industry News

Eight Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for July

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in July 2005. Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, now in its 13th year, honors truck drivers with one million miles of accident-free driving

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