Safety & Compliance

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May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Illinois Groups Assail Plan to Repeal Transportation Tax Exemption

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois Rolling Stock Alliance, a recently formed coalition of 32 Illinois-based interstate transportation groups

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

NPTC, PrePass Sponsor Safety Guide

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has joined together with PrePass, the weigh station bypass system, to introduce the Best Practices Safety Guide

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

John Christner Trucking Earns Safety Award

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. recently recognized John Christner Trucking for outstanding safety, presenting the company with the 2002 Large Fleet Safety Award at the association’s 2003 Midwinter Safety Conference.

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

Keller Launches HOS Info Center

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched its new Hours of Service Information Center, available to help those in the transportation industry better understand and comply with DOT's changing HOS rule.

April 29, 2003 - Industry News

New Service Rules Topic of May 8 Audio Conference

A briefing on changes to the hours of service regulations will be held in the form of an audio conference on May 8, sponsored by TCA's Truckload Academy.

April 29, 2003 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Call HOS Rules 'A Step Backward'

The Truck Safety Coalition, including Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) and Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highways (CRASH), claim the revised final hours-of-service rules ignore truck safety issues.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

New HOS Rules: 2 Controversial Features Missing

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.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Attorney Says New Service Rules a 'Small Step'

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

CVSA Weighs in on New HOS Rules

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.

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

National Tire Safety Week Underway

National Tire Safety Week, which runs through Saturday, is sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Assn.(RMA

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Outlines Revised Hours of Service Rule

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

OOIDA Says Hours of Service Won't Help Driver Fatigue

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.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Hours of Service Rule Passes Common Sense, Safety Tests

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

Early Figures Show Historic Drop in Car-Truck Fatalities

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.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Retread Spec'ing Guidelines Now Available

A new version of "Recommended Guidelines for Preparing a Tire Retread and Repair Government Bid" is now availabl

April 18, 2003 - Industry News

New Rules Adopted for Cargo Tanks

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

Contract Awarded for Biometrics Study

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

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Connecticut Security Rakes in Cash

Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

ATA's Share the Road Program Stops Off in Springfield

The American Trucking Assns. and Mack Trucks visited Springfield, Ill. this week, bringing the Share the Road Safely program to area motorists.

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

State Legal Systems Rated 'Fair' to 'Poor,' Says U.S. Chamber

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 Launches Fleet Certification Program

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 Introduces Side Roll Protection for Class 8 Trucks

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

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

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

Driving Rigs Safely in a Construction Zone--Watch for 'Zippers'

They're back. 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.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

TCA's Safety, Security Meeting is May 18-20

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

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