Safety & Compliance

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May 12, 2002 - Industry News

Report: CDL Oversight Needs Work

Federal officials are not doing enough to make sure commercial driver's licenses don't get into the wrong hands. That's the conclusion of the inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in a report released last week

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

House Approves Nuclear Waste Site

Nuclear waste haulers are one step closer to being busier. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the disposal site for the nation’s nuclear waste

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Impact Of Crashes Reaches $230.6 Billion

The economic impact of motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways has reached $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Numbers Due July 3

On July 3, all trucks operating in interstate commerce should have the USDOT number on both sides of the cab

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Runaway Truck Ramp Seen As Unsafe

A truck runaway ramp on Route 93 in Carbon County, Pa., will be replaced with one using safer methods

May 6, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Calls For Biometric ID On Licenses

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week calls for “smart” driver’s license

May 4, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Proposes Security Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed a number of changes aimed at tightening security for hazardous materials loads

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Tougher Diesel Engine & Diesel Fuel Rules Upheld

A three judge federal panel on Friday upheld tougher emissions rules for heavy duty truck engines as well as reductions in the sulfur content in diesel fuel

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Hazard: Eating While Driving

An insurance company has developed a list of the most dangerous foods to eat while driving

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Urged To Tighten Antitrust Laws For Oil Industry

Attorneys general from three states would like to see tighter antitrust laws for petroleum refiners and mandatory increased fuel inventories

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Court Turns Down Request To Block Mexican Trucks

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has denied an emergency request to block Mexican trucks from gaining further entry into the United States

May 2, 2002 - Industry News

Suspension Problem Leads To International Recall

International Truck and Engine Corp. has recalled more than 1,400 International 4300 trucks

May 2, 2002 - Industry News

AAA: Red-Light Cameras Shouldn’t Replace Sound Traffic Engineering

AAA is recommending that local jurisdictions considering red-light cameras should first apply all practical traffic engineering countermeasures

April 26, 2002 - Industry News

Senate Passes Energy Bill

It is now up to a House-Senate conference committee to iron out differences in the nation’s energy plan

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Dart Hands Out 3-Million Mile Awards

Dart Transit honored four owner-operators for achieving 3 million accident-free miles

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

<I>USA Today</I> Reports Internal Controversy Over AAA Truck Crash Study

Changes within the nation’s largest auto club and its controversial report on car/truck crashes have drawn the attention of the national media. Wednesday, USA Today reported that AAA is changing, morphing into a travel services powerhouse and away from safety

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down Fourth Year In A Row

The number of fatalities involving large trucks dropped slightly last year, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Sides With Illinois In Oklahoma Registration Fee Dispute

IRP Inc. has ordered Oklahoma and Illinois to come up with a plan that would satisfy Illinois’ $15.5 million claim for lost registration fees

April 15, 2002 - Industry News

Court Lifts Restraining Order on Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court lifted a restraining order preventing the Oklahoma Tax Commission from implementing new rules that prohibit trucking companies from using third party registration agents to establish residency in the state

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Added To Highway Watch Roster

The Arkansas Trucking Association and the American Trucking Associations officially launched the state's Highway Watch program April 6

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

AAA Study Finds Unsafe Auto Driving

A draft study by the American Automobile Assn. Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that unsafe driver actions are much more likely to be recorded for car drivers than for truck drivers

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Tank Truck Group Urges Broader Background Checks

New background checks for hazmat licenses required by the Patriot Act are already causing problems in the hazmat driver pool, says the National Tank Truck Carriers

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Looks At Volvo Recall

At the urging of an owner-operator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to take a closer look at a recall of Volvo trucks. The news comes as the agency published details about its decision to grant only parts of one association's petition to investigate other alleged problems in Volvo heavy trucks

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Wyoming DOT Says More Truck Parking Needed

A Wyoming Department of Transportation study found more truck parking is needed in the state. According to the study, about 100 to 200 more parking spaces are needed on I-80 in the Rawlins and Laramie areas during peak hours

April 3, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman Highlights Fatigue As Major Cause Of Accidents

As part of national Sleep Awareness Week, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Marion Blakey this week emphasized the need for truck drivers, other transportation workers, and in fact everyone behind the wheel to be aware of the dangers of fatigue

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