September 21, 2000 - Industry News
Truck tires may not be affected by the Firestone recall, but the incident has triggered legislation that could affect truck manufacturers
September 20, 2000 - Industry News
The CEO of a small truckstop firm testified before a Senate panel Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to drastically cut the sulfur content of all highway diesel fuel will upset the diesel fuel market, driving up costs for consumers
September 19, 2000 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new rules that would suspend motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders that don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the agency
September 15, 2000 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is banking on roundtable discussions scheduled over the next two weeks to answer fundamental questions about its bitterly contested proposal to reform the hours of service rules.
The roundtables, three sessions of two days each, are designed to give trucking and other interests a chance to present in-depth information on how the proposed reforms would work
September 14, 2000 - Industry News
Nearly 200 members of the U.S House of Representatives expressed their support Friday for a Senate bill that would block the hours of service rulemaking process from moving forward
CVSA will be the lead organization in a pilot program with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help states develop and test the effectiveness of their commercial driver's license programs
Trucks equipped with Eaton VORAD collision warning systems really do prevent accidents, says manufacture Eaton, and after more than three years of collecting data on more than 1,900 vehicles, they've got the statistics to prove it
September 13, 2000 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance borrowed a page this week from Star Trek to "boldly go where no man has gone before."
At a special pre-convention session in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- billed as a workshop --
September 12, 2000 - Industry News
The students file in, noisy as teenagers usually are, finding seats, setting down books with a thud, chattering about the upcoming football game or last night's date. What they're about to learn today could save their
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has lost $3.6 million by giving out too much money in fuel tax refunds to truckers
September 8, 2000 - Industry News
North Dakota state Republican congressional candidate John Dorso, a former owner of a trucking and trailer sales business, recently concluded his "Road to Victory" truck tour. Traveling the road in his 1994 International cabover, a 1998
September 7, 2000 - Industry News
Clyde Hart, (pictured), the man in charge of the federal truck and bus safety program, says he is enjoying himself – “as strange at that may seem.”
It does seem strange, considering the crossfire he walked into
Got something to say about federal record keeping requirements? You have until Nov. 6 to speak your mind on three key areas where paperwork can load you down: inspection, repair and maintenance; driver qualification; and controlled substance and alcohol testing
September 6, 2000 - Industry News
As the deadline for a deal on hours-of-service reform looms, there still is no agreement between the principal antagonists over a bill that would shut off funding for the reform process.
Clyde Hart, acting deputy administrator of
September 5, 2000 - Industry News
A single commercial firm may soon be managing a portion of the Defense Dept's commercial freight
Effective Sept. 30, all trucking companies carrying freight for the Military Traffic Management Command must use USBank's PowerTrack Internet based electronic payment system
A "confused" electronics control unit on some Bendix antilock brake units that can cause a 3- to 4-second loss of brakes has led Bendix to recommend the recall of 300,000 trucks and buses.
The problem on Bendix
September 1, 2000 - Industry News
A rash of accidents in California has prompted a safety crackdown on commercial trucks in Anaheim Hills, where police have issued at least 30 citations
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging its members to push for a floor vote of the full House on the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000
August 31, 2000 - Industry News
A recent rash of accidents on Interstate 85 in Anderson, S.C., has prompted a state representative to push for lowering the maximum speed limit for trucks to 65 mph
A group of Arizona lawmakers are asking the state Department of Transportation to conduct another study to determine whether the speed limit for trucks should be reduced,
August 30, 2000 - Industry News
The Democratic National Committee 2000 platform, adopted earlier this month at the DNC's convention in Los Angeles, says little about hot issues facing the trucking industry. But there are a few areas of interest.
Vice President Al
U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has introduced the 2010 Strategy and Performance Plan, a two-way public communication process to help the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-term strategy to improve truck and bus safety
Editor's note: The following is an edited version of Thompson's comments at an hours of service hearing earlier this summer. Jeff Foster Trucking is a small- to medium-sized fleet based in Superior, Wis. Foster's moving testimony,
August 29, 2000 - Industry News
International Brake Check Day, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 6
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