Safety & Compliance

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April 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Outlines Revised Hours of Service Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the first substantial change to the hours-of-service rules (HOS) since 1939.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Hours of Service Won't Help Driver Fatigue

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) went on record Thursday as saying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rules will have minimal impact on truck driver fatigue.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Hours of Service Rule Passes Common Sense, Safety Tests

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA), the nation’s largest trucking industry trade and safety organization, says it's supporting a new federal hours of service rule.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Early Figures Show Historic Drop in Car-Truck Fatalities

While overall highway traffic deaths for 2002 increased, preliminary figures issued Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate a drop in car-truck crash fatalities.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Retread Spec'ing Guidelines Now Available

A new version of "Recommended Guidelines for Preparing a Tire Retread and Repair Government Bid" is now availabl

April 18, 2003 - Industry News

New Rules Adopted for Cargo Tanks

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a number of revisions to rules governing the construction and maintenance of cargo tanks

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Contract Awarded for Biometrics Study

The American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has awarded a contract to International Biometric Group (IBG) determine if a biometric can be successfully used to conduct matching in a system of more than 200 million records

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Connecticut Security Rakes in Cash

Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

ATA's Share the Road Program Stops Off in Springfield

The American Trucking Assns. and Mack Trucks visited Springfield, Ill. this week, bringing the Share the Road Safely program to area motorists.

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

State Legal Systems Rated 'Fair' to 'Poor,' Says U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its second annual poll on the fairness of reasonableness of state liability systems late last week.

April 9, 2003 - Industry News

DriveCam Launches Fleet Certification Program

DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, has launched its fleet certification program that enables fleets to lower insurance costs and reduce operating expenses, according to the company.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Introduces Side Roll Protection for Class 8 Trucks

Oshkosh Truck Corp. said its fire truck subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing Inc., has introduced the first side roll protection system for fire apparatus.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and Swift Transportation will see the trucking company hire 20,000 truck drivers nationwide this year.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

Driving Rigs Safely in a Construction Zone--Watch for 'Zippers'

They're back. Those long lines of orange barrels, constricting rows of concrete walls, and diamond-shaped "Road Work Ahead" signs have popped up again all along the highways and byways we travel every day. With their arrival comes increased traffic congestion and the temptation by some drivers to take unnecessary and unsafe chances behind the wheel.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

TCA's Safety, Security Meeting is May 18-20

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s (TCA) Safety and Security Division Meeting takes place May 18-20 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City, Fla., with a number of high-ranking speakers on tap

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

Air Road Express Wins Fleet Safety Award

Great West Casualty Co., as part of the 2002 National Fleet Safety Awards Program, has presented Air Road Express Inc. a Platinum Award.

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Pushing Fuel Tax Hikes

Legislation to increase fuel taxes in Oklahoma won approval from the Senate Transportation Committee late last month, and if approved by voters

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Increases Safety Fines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made inflation adjustments to penalties for non-compliance with federal safety rules

March 28, 2003 - Industry News

Truckers Recognize Safest S.C. Fleets

The South Carolina Trucking Assn. presented Milliken and Co., a Spartanburg-based firm, with the industry's top safety award.

March 27, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Carriers Win Canadian Security OK

The four less-than-truckload freight carriers of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. an operating company of CNF Inc., have been approved by the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)

March 26, 2003 - Industry News

S&LPMC Announces 2003 Safety Contests

Great West Casualty Co. and the ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council are once again gearing up to host the 2003 ATA Truck and Industrial Safety Contest

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Hazmat Carrier Security Plans/Training Due by Dec.'03

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published final rules giving hazardous materials shippers and carriers nine months to come up with a security plan and train workers on the specifics

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House Sends Truck Bill to Governor

The Arkansas House this week sent Gov. Mike Huckabee a bill that gives tax breaks to truckers

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Fleets Warned To Tighten Security As War Looms

An industrywide alert has been released by the Trucking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Truck ISAC), operated by the American Trucking Assns.

March 14, 2003 - Industry News

Warren Hoemann Named FMCSA Deputy

Warren Hoemann, former vice president of the California Trucking Assn., has been named chief counsel and acting deputy administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


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