Safety & Compliance

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September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Agency Asks EPA To Raise Speed Limits

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has asked EPA for permission to replace the 55-mph speed limit on Houston area highways with limits of 60 mph and 65 mph for all vehicles

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Safety From Truckers' View Stressed In Tennessee Program

A Tennessee Department of Safety promotion called the "No Zone" program, aims to teach drivers of passenger vehicles how to stay out of a trucker's blind spots.

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

<I>Post</i> Grades Transportation Security

Trains, trucks and buses got good grades for homeland security from The Washington Post, but ports, bridges and tunnels didn?t fare so well in the paper?s one-year anniversary coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

September 10, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Pushes Highway Improvement

Congress needs to pay more attention to the nation’s highway infrastructure and improving the productivity of the trucking industry, including the possibility of truck-only highways that would accommodate longer, heavier trucks. That was the message of Michael Wickham, Roadway chairman and CEO

September 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT to Test High-Tech Systems For Protecting HazMat Loads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is testing high-tech ways to protect hazardous materials loads from being hijacked by terrorists

September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Backs TIPS Program

Even as its future looks to be more and more in jeopardy, the Bush Administration’s TIPS anti-terrorism program is being backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Cites Maintenance, Brake Inspection In Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized the federal government's trucking safety oversight in its review of a fatal crash between an 18-wheeler and a school bus

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Petri Calls For SafeStat Investigation

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

SMX Looking For Accident Witness

Officials at Smithway Motor Xpress are looking for a truck driver who witnessed at accident involving an SMX truck in May

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Time To Winterize

The mercury may still be hitting 90 degrees or more in many parts of the country, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about winterizing your truck

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Today

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspection

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

EPA: Diesel Exhaust May Cause Cancer

Diesel exhaust probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a controversial report that’s just been released

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Carriers Hauling Without Proper Authority

Starting Sept. 27, vehicles caught providing interstate for-hire services without proper federal authority could be ordered off the road

August 22, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Names Top Inspectors

Forty-nine commercial vehicle inspectors received specialized training and competed for honors in the 10th annual North American Inspectors’ Championship August 12-17 in Milwaukee

August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls More Than 2,000 VHDs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Volvo Trucks North America has recalled more than 2,300 Volvo Model VHD trucks because of a steering problem

August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Container Security, Highway Repairs In Vetoed Bill

Funds to improve the security of intermodal containers coming into the country and for emergency highway repairs were included in a homeland security bill vetoed by President Bush

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies throughout Canada and the United States will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles


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