Safety & Compliance

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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

Tags: Safety

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.

Tags: Safety

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

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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

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Suspends Fuel Tax

Expect to see pump prices drop in Illinois in the next week. The state General Assembly has suspended the 5 percent sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for six months, effective Saturday, July 1

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Rep. Blunt Calls for Fuel Tax Suspension

Rep. Roy Blunt revived congressional efforts to lower fuel prices by suspending the federal fuel tax. This week the Missouri Republican called for a 90-day suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel, amounting to 18.4 cents per gallon. He said the combination of rising fuel prices in the Midwest, and a $50 billion federal budget surplus, justify the $8 billion loss of revenue to the Highway Trust Fund that would result from the tax suspension

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Supports More Investment In Truck Safety

As the budgeting process for the Department of Transportation unfolds, it is clear that Congress will support a significantly higher investment in truck safety

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Drowsy Drivers Everywhere

With all the focus on truck driver fatigue as the industry debates the federal government's hours of service proposal, it might be worthwhile if federal officials took a look at the sleep debt of Americans in

Tags: Safety

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Help Troopers in Oregon

John Gerhards was recently headed home when he spotted another vehicle in trouble. “I was on 9-1-1 before he hit the gravel,” he recalled. Because he knew exactly what information to give the dispatcher -- and because the dispatchers know him -- police and emergency crews were there in five minutes

Tags: Safety

June 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ex-Driver Speaks Out On Fatigue

George McCasland is a former driver who brought a unique perspective to the recent hours of service hearing in Kansas City, Mo. - In 1988, he was disabled in an accident caused by truck driver fatigue.

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Hart Acknowledges Trucker Concerns About Hours of Service

In the face of strong criticism from Congress, Clyde Hart, acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency will be making significant changes in its proposed hours-of-service rules

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Voice Concerns Over HOS Rules

U.S. senators, safety advocacy groups, and victims and survivors of fatigue-related truck crashes yesterday appealed to the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify the new proposed hours of service rules

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearing Starts in Indianapolis

The fifth in a series of public hearings on the federal government's hours of service proposal gets under way today in Indianapolis

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadCheck Effort Inspects More Trucks Than Ever

More than 43,000 trucks and buses were inspected during the 72-hour International Roadcheck 2000 June 6-8, over 4,000 more than last year

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Trucking Niches Say, "We Don't Fit"

The trucking industry wanted the DOT to avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach in its new hours of service regulations, so the agency came up with five different "types" of drivers, all with different rules. But a lot

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Will Fight ATA Effort to Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Truckers are in for a fight over their move to kill the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reform hours of service rules. American Trucking Associations, arguing that the proposal would cost a fortune and would not improve

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