Safety & Compliance

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January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Hails New Head of Transportation Security Administration

Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta hailed the appointment of former U.S. Secret Service chief John Magaw as Under Secretary for Transportation Security

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Accident Appeals Process Improved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a change in its compliance review procedures that may make it easier for carriers to keep non-preventable accidents from affecting their safety rating

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds Four Minutes To Log Estimate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has changed the estimated time required for drivers and carriers to deal with daily log books -- but it's still far less time than two industry groups estimate

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Rule Comments Could Be Lost In The Mail

The U.S. Department of Transportation has warned that actions taken after last year’s terrorist attacks and anthrax threat may have delayed or even prevented the receipt of comments on some rulemakings and preemption proceedings

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD To Be Available From All OEMS

2002 will find all North American Class 8 and Medium Duty vehicle manufacturers listing the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning System as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Congressional Report Says Mexican Border Needs Work

Although relatively few Mexican carriers are expected to initially operate beyond the commercial zones once the United States fully opens its highways to cross-border trucking, the Department of Transportation nevertheless has plenty of work to d

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

The Sleep That Kills

A driver who just logged eight hours of sleep is pulling over for naps every two hours. Another driver is worried about an increasing tendency to nod off while he's driving. An owner-operator behind the wheel

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Tariff Changes Expected To Take Effect This Week

The 2002 edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States will be printed later than usual this year so that changes in nomenclature that will become effective this year can be included

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Washington To Test Wrong-Way Warning Device

The Washington State Department of Transportation is testing experimental emergency signs at a freeway ramp to help prevent vehicles from entering the highway going the wrong way

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens Diabetes Exemption Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reopened the comment period on a proposal to exempt certain insulin-using diabetic truck and bus drivers from federal licensing restrictions

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

IFTA Members Grant 2-Month Grace Period for New Decals

Carriers operating in states and provinces that are members of the International Fuel Tax Association have until Feb. 28 to display 2002 IFTA licenses and decals

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma To Tighten Registration Rules

Oklahoma is pushing to make a Feb. 15 deadline for changes in its truck registration rules -- or face sanctions by the International Registration Plan

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Meeting to Review International HazMat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Jan. 16 to discuss international standards for the transport of dangerous goods

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Rumble Strips Make A Difference In Nebraska

Rumble strips that have been installed along Interstate 80 in Nebraska look like they're saving lives

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For Safety Placards

Carriers are no longer allowed to display slogans on the flip style or any other style placard when the placards aren't being used for hazardous materials loads

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Chafee Introduces Underground Tank Bill

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) introduced a bill that would crack down on the safety of underground storage tanks

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Small Businesses With Red Tape

A bill approved Monday by the U.S. Senate would require federal agencies to help small businesses with government paperwork

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fatal Crash Statistics Good News

New federal statistics for 2000 show a continuing reduction in the large truck fatal crash rate

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Spending Bill Contains Additional Money For Highways & Trucks

The fiscal year 2002 transportation spending bill signed by President Bush Tuesday provides a boost in total spending, including more money for truck safety, as well as addressing the issues of Mexican trucks in the United States and hours of service exemptions

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Transportation Bill As Mexican Carriers File Suit Over NAFTA

President Bush has signed the nation’s transportation spending bill for the current fiscal year, the same day Mexican trucking companies filed a lawsuit over delays about being granted further access to markets in the United States

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Rhode Island Deploys First e911 System

Cell phones are great for emergencies. Dialing 911 is great for emergencies. But the two don't necessarily work well together, as dispatchers in the past have not been able to easily locate 911 callers on cell phones. That's beginning to change, as Rhode Island rolls out the country's first e911 system

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Non-Conforming Haz-Mat Tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administartion is notifying cargo tank owners that specified tanks certified by Chemical Transportaiton Engineering Consultants Inc. do not meet minimum regulatory requirements and are no longer authorized to transport hazardous materials

December 6, 2001 - Industry News

Security Takes Center Stage

As the federal government tightens security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trucking companies are facing new laws and regulations that require new ways of doing business

December 5, 2001 - Industry News

Interview: FMCSA Chief Joe Clapp Wants Performance

For Joe Clapp, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, safety comes down to a personal commitment. People need to move “beyond compliance to performance,” he said this week in his first interview since becoming FMCSA Administrator in early October

December 4, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Signs Off On Mexican Truck Compromise; President Expected To Sign

Congress has signed off on a plan that will give Mexican trucks full access to U.S. markets next year


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