Safety & Compliance

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October 19, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois to Oklahoma: IRP Fix Isn't Enough

Oklahoma hasn’t gone far enough to solve its compliance problems with the International Registration Plan, says the Illinois Secretary of State

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Proposes IRP Changes

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has proposed a new system for estimating first-year mileage that would likely avoid sanctions by the International Registration Plan

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

States Looking At Tougher Driver Restrictions

Some tates are calling for tougher commercial driver rules following revelations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks about a perceived laxness in the country’s oversight of truck drivers

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Driver In Explosives Wreck Cited For Log Book Violations

The driver involved in a heavily publicized wreck of a truck loaded with federal munitions has been cited for having a fraudulent log book

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Looks to Tighten Driver Scrutiny

The first protection against a terrorist attack on highway transportation is to tighten scrutiny of drivers, say federal and industry officials. The trucking industry can expect to see tougher federal guideline

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Stronger Hazmat Legislation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Wednesday sent to Congress proposed legislation that would strengthen security and safety in the transportation of the nation's hazardous materials

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Two Munitions Accidents Raise Eyebrows

Even as the New York Times and "PrimeTime Thursday" were reporting on shortfalls in security among the nation's munitions carriers late last week, two trucks hauling such loads were involved in highly publicized crashes

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Sworn In As Head of FMCSA

Clapp

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta last week welcomed Joseph M. Clapp to the U.S. Department of Transportation as the first Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Put the Brakes On Fatalities

Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Uses Heat Sensor To Check Truck Brakes

Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Funds Available For Truck Parking

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Plan Security Visits to HazMat Carriers

Field officials of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will visit most of the nation’s hazardous materials carriers in the coming months. Their mission: to raise hazmat carriers’ consciousness of the terrorist threat

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Clapp As FMCSA Administrator

The Senate confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Group Tries To Crash Clapp Nomination

A notoriously anti-truck safety lobbying organization is going all out to oppose the nomination of Joseph Clapp as the leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Action Delayed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week it is postponing the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Drop In 2000

While the number of highway fatalities remained virtually unchanged between 1999 and 2000, large truck crash fatalities dropped 3 percent

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Panel Confirms Clapp as First FMCSA Administrator

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The Senate Commerce Committee confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Another Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Nearly 18 percent of the trucks inspected during Sept. 5's Operation Air Brake were put out of service for brake-related defects

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Confirmation Expected Tomorrow

Clapp

The Senate Commerce Committee will vote tomorrow on the nomination of Joseph M. Clapp as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Installing Collision Warning Systems

Penske Logistics is now installing collision warning system equipment throughout its tractor fleet

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hazmat Haulers Scrutinized

Hazardous materials haulers should be prepared for closer scrutiny following last week's terrorist attacks

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Delays Lead To Hours Of Service Concerns

Truckers continue to experience delays at U.S. borders in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks as the U.S. Customs Service remains on a high security alert. Government officials said they will take the delays into account when enforcing hours of service regulations

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Says Higher Limit, Split Speeds Working

Idaho hasn't seen any significant increase in crashes or fatalities since it raised it top highway speed limit and created split speed limits for cars and trucks

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Relief Trucks Need Not Ask for Rules Exemptions

Trucking companies engaged in the relief effort for Tuesday’s terrorist attack need not apply for exemptions to hours of service or size and weight rules, a Department of Transportation spokesman said

September 13, 2001 - Industry News

$2.2 Million Settlement Calls For Stricter Safety Ops

An Oregon beverage company will beef up its safety operations as part of a $2.2 million settlement with the family of a girl killed in a hit-and-run accident

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