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June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

House Tries to Block Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to block new ergonomics regulations that have been blasted by the American Trucking Associations and other business groups

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: What Can We Learn From the Europeans?

Standardize driver education. Use crash data for vehicle design. Shift the focus from roadside inspections to in-company inspections. Those are a few of the recommendations to come from a study of European safety practices by the

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: 'Driving Miss Daisy'

"…you have to call Dallas to let them know you're stepping out a few minutes to get a haircut." Those words, spoken by a driver for Greyhound, put a very human face on implementing the new hours

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Testimony Condemns HOS Proposal In Second Hearing

The second public hearing on the proposed hours of service regulations, held in Ontario, Calif., Wednesday and Thursday, was no great surprise. The testimony from nearly 100 different parties roundly condemned the proposals. Even Tami Friedrich, a

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Study Finds Problems In Diabetic Drivers

A Canadian study has found that some diabetic truck drivers are at increased risk for crashes

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Seen Paying Off

The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Inspection Blitz Begins Today

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting International Road Check 2000 beginning today and will continue through Thursday, June

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Auditor Blames Caltrans Communications For Oversize Route Problems

Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

House Fuel Surcharge Hearing Today

A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago CDL Hearing Still On

The public meeting tomorrow in Chicago on the Commercial Drivers License will take place, after all

June 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers on HOS Proposal: Lots of Pain, No Gain

The message at the first public hearing on hours of service rules was as blunt as a tire iron. Truckers don’t like what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing. In many different ways, truckers all

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Argosy Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 1998-2000 Freightliner Argosy cabover models

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Dumps ICC Markings

Within two years all trucks in interstate commerce will have to carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Not Tough Enough On Trucks, Reports Say

Georgia does a pretty good job of issuing citations to overweight trucks, but a recent state audit has revealed that they aren't as tough when it comes to imposing fines and collecting them

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Unsafe Trucks Snared in Canada

Nearly two thirds of commercial trucks pulled over by Alberta police last week in a roadside safety check were in need of repairs

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of In-Vehicle Communications Systems To Be Examined

Technical experts and the public in general will have a chance to "discuss" the distractions of in-vehicle communications technologies at an Internet Forum sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

International Inspection Blitz Begins June 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced an international inspection blitz will be launched on June 6, 2000

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Clarifies HOS Economic Impact on Small Fleets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification to its hours-of-service proposal regarding the economic impact on small fleets.

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC HOS Forum Sites Announced

The National Private Truck Council has announced the hotel locations for a series of one-day forums on the proposed hours-of-service rules it is holding around the country

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Vehicles Damaged, Woman Hurt in Trail of Brake Debris

The debris from an 18-wheeler with brake damage littered an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Friday morning, and all the while the driver wasn't aware of the damage. The material disabled a trail of vehicles and left one driver injure

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

California Assn. Announces Hours Hearings

The California Trucking Assn. has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to addressed proposed truck driver hours and service reform. The meetings will included representatives from the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CTA who will answer trucking industry questions about the rules in a panel format

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