Safety & Compliance

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July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Driving While Distracted

There’s been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of being distracted by cell phone conversations behind the wheel of a moving car. But how about putting on makeup? Brushing teeth? Watching a portable television set? Reading the paper? Putting on pantyhose? Doing things usually saved for the bedroom – or at least the back seat

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TIPS Plan Dead On Capitol Hill

A bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives killed a Bush administration plan to use truckers and others to keep an eye out for suspicious, terrorist-related activities

July 28, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Company Shut Down For Hours Violations

A small Maine trucking company has agreed to permanently shut down after pleading guilty to falsifying records related to hours of service regulations

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Asks Comments on Priority Plan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked for public comment on its plan for vehicle safety priorities in 2002-2003, including several truck-related projects

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Cited, Driving Too Fast For Rush Hour

A trucker who many onlookers said saved lives in a Seattle-area crash was cited for driving too fast for conditions

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

Shipping Containers Screened For Radiation

New technology is being used to scan unopened intermodal shipping containers at U.S. borders, ports and military installations for radiation emissions from “dirty bombs.

July 24, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB: Railroads Should Be Notified Of Low-Clearance Loads

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that railroads should be notified before low-clearance, slow-moving loads cross railroad crossings

July 23, 2002 - Industry News

Electronic Notification Available On Regulatory Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now offering electronic notification to people who want an easier way to follow U.S. transportation regulatory activities, including rulemakings on topics such as hours of service

July 23, 2002 - Industry News

AAA Study: Car Drivers At Fault In Most Fatal Car-Truck Crashes

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirmed what truckers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been saying for years: Car drivers are most often to blame for crashes involving a car and a big rig

July 23, 2002 - Industry News

ABC News To Examine Truck Safety

Television’s ABC World News Tonight is reportedly scheduled to look at the issue of truck safety on its Tuesday evening broadcast

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Kill Terrorist Tips Plan

A plan announced last week by President Bush to enroll the assistance of truckers and others to report possible terrorist-related suspicious activity looks like it may be killed off on Capitol Hill

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

Praxair Chooses Eagle Eye Obstacle Detection System

A large industrial gases company is installing the Eagle Eye Obstacle Detection System in some of its trucks

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Seven Moving Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined seven for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from Florida after the agency received complaints from consumers

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Government Plans Hotline In War On Terrorism

The Bush Administration plans to set up a phone hotline to encourage truckers and others to report tips on suspicious activity

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Looking at More Haz-Mat Security Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the need for escorts, anti-theft devices and other safety measures for hazardous materials shipments

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Calls For Mandatory Driver Training

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. told Congress that in order to improve truck safety, the government should develop mandatory driver training requirements and find a way to end the abuse drivers receive at the docks

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Pushes Funding For Speed Limit Enforcement, Motorist Education

Congress should devote more money to speed limit enforcement and educating motorists about how to drive safely around trucks, said an American Trucking Associations representative in Congressional testimony Tuesday

July 3, 2002 - Industry News

Groups Sue To Reduce Hazmat Fees

The American Trucking Associations and 16 other organizations are asking a court to force the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration to reduce its hazmat registration fees

July 2, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases Report on Truck Parking Shortage

The Federal Highway Administration released its long-awaited report on truck parking, concluding that while there was a parking shortage in 12 states, nationwide, truck parking is “more than adequate.

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pay Bill Introduced In Congress

A bill that started out as a plan to require that truck drivers be paid for on-duty, non-driving time has been introduced in Congress, but it comes with a big change

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Rules See New Life

Legislation that would require recently introduced voluntary ergonomics standards to become mandatory has cleared a hurdle on Capitol Hill

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2002 Shows Improvements

With more inspections performed by fewer people at fewer locations, this year’s 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz found a drop in the number of trucks put out of service

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Parking Shortage Leads To Death In Connecticut

Truck parking is scarce along I-95 in Connecticut, but many local residents have fought tooth and nail against efforts to alleviate the problem. Now a 22-year-old man is dead after slamming into a tractor-trailer parked along the shoulder of an I-95 ramp to sleep

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Truckers Unveil State-of-the-Art Simulator

The Texas Motor Transportation Association this week unveiled a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind Driver Simulator and Mobile Classroom as part of its Sharing the Road Safely -- Texas Style program

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer


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