April 28, 2003 - Industry News
The biggest change in truck driver hours of service rules in more than 60 years comes down to this: two more hours of rest and one more hour of driving in each duty cycle.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's change in the hours-of-service rule will only slightly reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-driver fatigue, according to Michael Leizerman, chairman of a national group of trucking litigation attorneys.
April 25, 2003 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that "on balance," the revised hours-of-service rules published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should prove to be palatable for its members.
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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
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.
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
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.
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April 18, 2003 - Industry News
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
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
Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash
April 10, 2003 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. and Mack Trucks visited Springfield, Ill. this week, bringing the Share the Road Safely program to area motorists.
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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
Legislation to increase fuel taxes in Oklahoma won approval from the Senate Transportation Committee late last month, and if approved by voters
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made inflation adjustments to penalties for non-compliance with federal safety rules
March 28, 2003 - Industry News
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
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
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
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