Safety & Compliance

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

California Checkpoints Spot Unsafe Trucks

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

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Pushes Fuel Surcharge Legislation

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

S.C. Rep. Wants Truck Speed Limit Lowered to 65

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

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Lawmakers Still Pushing for Truck Speed Reductions

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

Trucking and the Democratic Platform

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

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Invites Public to Comment on Safety Strategy

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

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: "Would you feel better about your family?"

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,

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tomorrow Random Brake Check Day

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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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Holding Fatigue Conference

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Mortimer L. Downey will deliver the keynote speech today at a U.S. Department of Transportation conference on operator fatigue management

August 26, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Safety Fitness Rule

It's official: Starting Nov. 20, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will put truckers out of service if they don’t improve an unsatisfactory safety rating. Under the "Unsat = Unfit" rule, as it is called, truckers will have 60 days to fix an unsatisfactory rating or be declared unfit and placed out of service. The rule also says that the federal government, the country's biggest shipper, may not use "unfit" truckers

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Threatens Veto, Promises Changes on Hours of Service

With a veto threat in one hand and a promise of changes in the other, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater yesterday continued his campaign to keep the hours of service reform process alive. Slater said he would have

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Looks Into Written CDL Pre-Trip Tests

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is looking into using a written or computerized exam to determine CDL pre-trip inspection skills, rather than the physical tests that are currently being used

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: A Driver's Advice

Editor's Note: Tom Hawks, a driver for Overnite Transportation and the American Trucking Associations' Truck Driver of the Year, wrote the following for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis in response to a rash of accidents involving

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August 22, 2000 - Industry News

California Tanker Drivers Battle Over Hours of Service

As new hours of service regulations are being debated at the federal and state levels, a bill was recently offered in the California Legislature seeking to increase the hours that gasoline tanker drivers could drive in one day.

August 21, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks for Change in Chain Ratings

The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

New Attendance Requirement for Combustible Liquids Unloading

Cargo tank operators carrying combustible liquids are not required to be in close attendance while unloading, according to new rules from the Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Weight/Length Measurement Exclusions

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed criteria for excluding safety or efficiency enhancing devices from vehicle length and width measurements

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Economists Report HOS Plan Understates Costs, Overstates Benefits

In a study prepared for the American Trucking Associations, a leading economic consulting firm concludes that the federal government's hours of service proposal would cost the trucking industry five times more than the government's estimate, and

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Wide Range of Parties to be Invited to HOS Roundtables

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to invite people from a large group of "stakeholders" to its three public roundtable meetings on hours of service, which were announced last week.

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA To Evaluate ABS, Impact Guard Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a plan for reviewing and evaluating safety standards covering antilock brake systems for heavy trucks and rear impact guards for trailers

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Long-Term Plan For Improved Truck Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has invited public comments on its long-term strategy and performance planning process and goals

August 11, 2000 - Industry News

HazMat I.D. Sequence Change Could be Costly

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council says a change in the shipping paper sequence for dangerous goods could require retraining of some 8 million people in the U.S

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

20% of Fatal Accidents Involved Improperly Licensed Drivers, Study Says

A new AAA Foundation study says truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers

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August 9, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Takes Hours Case to Public

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday reached out for support from the general public to help keep its hours of service proposal alive. The same day the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it was extending

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Rules for Brake Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to change federal safety regulations to establish pass/fail criteria for use with performance-based brake testers that measure the braking performance of commercial motor vehicles

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