Safety & Compliance

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nuclear Waste Hauling Becomes Concern in Vegas

City officials say a fiery gasoline tanker truck accident on U.S. 95 has them worried about shipping high-level nuclear waste on Las Vegas highways

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush Campaign Song Targets Working People

A new Republican campaign anthem aimed at working families -- including truckers -- is scheduled to be introduced tonight after George W. Bush finishes his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Drug Tests Will Leave A Permanent Mark in Oregon

Truckers who test positive for drugs are going to have a harder time getting back behind the wheel in Oregon

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking and the Republican Platform

A look at the 2000 GOP Platform, ratified at last week's national convention in Philadelphia, turns up several areas of interest to the trucking industry. One of the hottest issues in the election race that affects trucking

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Pressing to Keep Hours of Service Reform in Gear

With a deadline looming for resolution of the hours of service impasse in Congress, the search for a compromise is heating up. DOT officials are speaking privately to congressional leaders and interest groups about ways to keep the rulemaking in motion, while accommodating concerns about the proposed rule’s cost and effectiveness

July 31, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA: Access to Self-Audits Necessary for Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has a right to see a company’s voluntary self-audit results and will exercise that right when necessary

July 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Safety Rule: Unsatisfactory Rating Leads to Out-of-Service Order

Federal officials are about to post a rule that will put truckers out of service if they don’t improve an unsatisfactory safety rating. The rule, which has cleared the White House and is due out from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration possibly this week, says that truckers have 60 days to fix an unsatisfactory rating or be declared unfit and placed out of service. It also says that the federal government, the country’s biggest shipper, may not use “unfit” truckers

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

The Election and Trucking

Even as Congress returns to work this week, all eyes are on the Presidential election, now less than two months away. How the election will affect Congress, and Congress' impact on trucking, is anybody's guess. Some basics are

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Bill Would Let Local Governments Regulate Tow Trucks

State and local governments would have broad authority to regulate tow truck operators under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Praxair Tests Safety Devices in Pursuit of Perfection

Management textbooks say that business goals should be easy to describe, and hard to reach. Tom Rule, national manager of trucking operations for hazmat carrier Praxair Inc., has distilled that counsel into its purest essence. His goal

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

GAO Report Underscores Lack of Data in Hours Proposal

Estimates of safety gains from revision of the hours of service rules are based on assumptions, not concrete data – and no one knows if those assumptions are reasonable. That is the message to Congress from the General Accounting Office, the watchdog agency charged with critiquing how government does its work

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA To Address Driver Distraction Issue

With the explosion of various electronic devices in both cars and trucks, from in-cab navigation systems to collision warning systems, the U.S. Department of Transportation is focusing its attention on "driver distraction" with two public events

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit News Tackles Truck Safety

The Detroit News delved into truck safety Sunday and Monday in a two-day Special Report, which focused largely on technology as a way to reduce truck crashes

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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Survives 250-foot Plunge

An Ohio truck driver survived a 250-foot drop over a ravine on Sandstone Mountain, known as one of the most hazardous highway sites in West Virginia, according to Associated Press reports

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July 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Hazmat Guidelines for Tunnels on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently issued revised guidelines on transporting hazardous materials through its five tunnels. The new regulations — which became effective July 15 — permit truck drivers to haul formerly prohibited materials in restricted non-bulk shipments

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Rejects Fuel Tax Suspension

As part of the ongoing estate tax debate, the Senate voted overwhelmingly last week against suspending the federal fuel tax through the November election. Critics said the measure was nothing more than an attempt to influence

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

I-44 Weigh Stations Shut Down in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is shutting down commercial vehicle weigh stations on Interstate 44

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July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Still Too Many Loopholes in CDL System, DOT Says

Unsafe truck drivers are getting away with breaking the rules because states are not cracking down, says the Department of Transportation

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July 9, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Wraps Up Public Hearings on Hours Reform

The struggle over hours of service reform entered a new phase with the end last week of public hearings by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 8, 2000 - Industry News

Study Shows Safety "Learning Curve" for New Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken a look at the safety records of new carriers and found significant reason for concern.

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July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Final Hours of Service Hearing Under Way

The parade of more than 500 witnesses on hours of service reform is drawing to a close in Washington, D.C., today as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds the eighth and final public hearing on the controversial proposal. Or maybe it won’t be the final hearing after all. Several witnesses at yesterday’s opening session asked the safety agency to schedule yet another hearing so that shippers could get their views into the record

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Haz-Mat Loading/Unloading Regs

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration establish safety requirements for the loading and unloading of hazardous materials within one year

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Passes Out From Fumes, Loses Control of Rig

A truck driver apparently lost consciousness from inhaling fumes before his 18-wheeler veered off an interstate, crashing through a fence and flipping on its side

Tags: Safety

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Urges Colleagues to Support Hours of Service Reform

Rep. Frank Wolf is calling on his congressional colleagues to reject a Senate attempt to squelch a proposal to reform the hours of service rules. In a letter, the Virginia Republican said that the Department of Transportation

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Shippers Target at Atlanta HOS Hearing

It was standing-room only Thursday morning at the meeting room in the TA Atlanta South truckstop as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration convened its next-to-last public listening session on its controversial hours of service proposal

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