Safety & Compliance

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August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Container Security, Highway Repairs In Vetoed Bill

Funds to improve the security of intermodal containers coming into the country and for emergency highway repairs were included in a homeland security bill vetoed by President Bush

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies throughout Canada and the United States will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down In 2001

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks dropped from 5,282 in 2000 to 5,082 in 2001, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Award for Book About Road Rage

Joel Shorey, a driver for Smithway Motor Xpress, Fort Dodge, Iowa, recently received an award from the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association for his book, "Bullies Behind The Wheel: How Your Reactions to Aggressive Drivers Can Cause Road Rage or Prevent It.

August 1, 2002 - Industry News

EPA to Congress: Engine Deadline Will Stand

The Bush administration is adamant that it will not push back the October deadline for cleaner diesel engines

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens CDL Rules

Starting Sept. 30, new commercial driver’s license provisions will go into effect, including stiffer penalties for violations. Rules published in the Federal Register Wednesday include a long list of CDL changes

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


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