Safety & Compliance

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo Confirmed as FMCSA Chief Safety Officer

Julie Anna Cirillo has been confirmed as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The appointment officially makes Cirillo the top career official in the agency

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Military Contractors Will Receive Automatic Fuel Surcharge

Fuel surcharges will be automatic for motor carriers doing business with the Military Traffic Management Command

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Hart: Why the HOS Proposal Won't Go Away

After eight months of feeling like he had a target on his chest, Clyde Hart, until last Saturday acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is confident when he says the hours of service proposal won't go away

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Applaud Mineta – And Hand Over Tough Issues

Of all the tools of governance, the one that has the most impact on the quality of peoples' lives is transportation. That, said Norman Y. Mineta, is why he accepted President Bush’s invitation to serve as Secretary of Transportation

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Confirmed As Transportation Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed, by a vote of 100-0, President Bush’s selection of Norman Mineta to head the U.S. Department Of Transportation

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Schedules Meetings to Review New Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold two one-day public meetings in February to review revised drug and alcohol testing procedures

January 23, 2001 - Industry News

RIP: Trucking Company Undercharges

The book can finally be closed on the trucking company "undercharge epidemic.

January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Temporarily Delays Clean Diesel Rule

Within hours after taking office, President George W. Bush managed to raise the ire of environmentalists with an executive order that temporarily stalls some new regulations, including new diesel emissions rule

January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Petri Likely to Chair Highway Subcommittee

It appears likely that Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) will keep his leadership chair on the House subcommittee that governs highway policy

January 22, 2001 - Industry News

OSHA Revises Recordkeeping Rules

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued revised recordkeeping rules it says will simplify and improve the system employers us

January 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inspector General: Safety Program Still Needs Improvements

The Department of Transportation’s truck safety program is getting better but still has a way to go, says the DOT Inspector General in a critique to be released today. The agency that runs the program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, needs to speed up its rulemaking machinery

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Launches Study on Truck Crash Causes

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the start of a two-year study into the causes of crashes involving large trucks

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Michigan Carrier $150,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined Rush Trucking Corp. of Wayne, Mich., $150,000 for multiple violations of the federal hours-of-service safety regulations

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix Air Dryer Problems Could Cause Low Brake Air Pressure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes. If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Redefines "Commercial Vehicle"

A new definition of "commercial vehicle" gives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration jurisdiction over interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers based on gross vehicle weight as well as weight rating

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Survey: Most Americans Support Limiting Trucker’s Driving Times

A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Louisville, AeroMax Recalled

More than 8,000 Ford Louisville and AeroMax trucks made between 1996 and December 1997 (model year 1998) have been recalled because the air brake systems don't meet federal safety regulations

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January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Overweight Fines Eyed in Maine

Legislative leaders in Maine are fighting Gov. Angus King's proposal to prop up the state Highway Fund with money collected from overall state taxes, and truckers may get the raw end of the deal

January 9, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Bills Hit Legislative Roadblock in Kentucky

A number of bills to raise the speed limit in Kentucky will likely go nowhere

January 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo: Younger Drivers, HOS, NAFTA, Technology, New Administrator on FMCSA Agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose a pilot program to train selected 18-year-olds as truck drivers. In an interview on the progress and challenges of the FMCSA, Julie Anna Cirillo, acting assistant administrator, said the proposal still is under review but the agency intends to publish it soon for public comment. The program, suggested last year to the agency by the Truckload Carriers Association as a way to relieve the driver shortage

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Expands Hotline to Include Consumer Complaints About Movers

Effective January 1, 2001, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded the scope of its 24-hour toll-free driver hotline (1-888-DOT-SAFT) to let consumers notify the agency about movers who violate commercial regulations

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Powerful Transportation Committee Chair Shuster to Retire

U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, longtime chair of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he will retire at the end of January

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Will Bring Washington Savvy, Transportation Expertise to DOT

President-elect George W. Bush's nomination of Democrat Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation is being hailed as politically wise – and good for DOT, as well. Mineta's nomination fulfills Bush’s promise to include a Democrat in his cabinet – and does so without much threat of partisan rancor. DOT is not an agency that stirs intense political discord, in part because one of its key jobs – distribution of interstate highway money – crosses party lines

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