Safety & Compliance

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September 8, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Increases Hazmat Fines

Effective at the end of the month, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) has increased the maximum civil penalty from $27,500 to $32,500

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Postpones Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Tennessee Mulls Lower Truck Speeds

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board is suggesting the state lower the maximum speed for tractor-trailers to 55 mph from the current 70 mph

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

August 26, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA to Research Effects of Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Mexican-U.S. border may remain closed to free international trucking for at least a year while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares an environmental impact statemen

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petitions, New HOS Rule Starts Jan. 4

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied eight petitions to alter the final hours-of-service final rul

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight's Mark Dietsche 2003 Truck Driving Grand Champion

The American Trucking Associations announced that Mark Dietsche, a FedEx Freight driver based in Salem,Oregon, is the 2003 National Truck Driving Grand Champion

August 21, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed mandatory training for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers to address drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, driver wellness and whistle blower protections

August 19, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Hazmat Safety Permit Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a safety permit program for motor carriers that transport certain hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce

August 15, 2003 - Industry News

New Braking Tests for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has amended brake standards to require braking-in-a-curve performance testing for single-unit trucks and buses

August 13, 2003 - Industry News

Lane Departure Warning System Debuts

Iteris Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc. is offering the automotive industry's first mass-produced lane departure warning syste

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New LCV Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicle

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

Drexler's Optical Cards Picked for TWIC Testing

Drexler Technology Corp.'s LaserCard optical memory cards have been selected for evaluation and field testing by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA

August 5, 2003 - Industry News

Washington Recognizes State Driver of Year

Boeing Shared Services Group employee Mark Koruga has been named 2003 Driver of the Year, Private Carrier, by the Washington Trucking Assn. (WTA) and the Washington State Patrol

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Michelin Safety Video Available on Web

Ol’ Blue USA, a nonprofit public charity dedicated to educating the nation about highway safety, has posted a public service video provided by Michelin Americas Truck Tires, to the charity’s web site, www.olblueusa.org

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs 'Roadability' Bill Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) late Thursday applauded the U.S. House introduction of H.R. 2863, the Intermodal Equipment Safety and Responsibility Act of 2003.

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Changes to Drug Test Reporting Rules

In an effort to streamline the annual reporting of drug and alcohol data and eliminate some confusion, the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a one-page reporting form

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Customs Proposes New Cargo Security Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Homeland Security Dept., has proposed regulations to obtain advance information concerning shipments of goods across U.S. borders

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Lets Stand Rule on TV in Truck Compartment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a proposed rulemaking to rescind restrictions on the locations of television receivers in commercial motor vehicles.

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Leaves Out of Service Criteria With CVSA

"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" appeared to be the prevailing rule behind a recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw a proposal to make the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria par

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA: No Changes to English Language Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped an inquiry into the English language requirement for truck drivers, concluding that there is not enough quantifiable data to support changes

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Transport America Gets Safety Platinum Award

Transport America recently received the Platinum Award from Great West Insurance, which recognized Transport America for its low accident frequency rate per million miles of operation.

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Joins CCRA Program

Schneider National Inc. is participating in the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) Partners in Protection (PIP) progra

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Blue Bird Teams Up With Michelin

Blue Bird Corp. has introduced the Blue Bird Vision school bus with improved line of sigh

July 18, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Lauds 5th Annual Decline in Truck-Related Deaths

With the fifth straight annual drop in truck-involved fatalities, the U.S. trucking industry and its safety programs helped produce one of the few bright spots in the nation's latest highway safety report

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