Safety & Compliance

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April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Reacts to Hours of Service Proposal

Industry associations and safety groups all reacted negatively to the new hours of service rules proposed yesterday by the Dept. of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the rule will cost $3.4 billion

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Rules Due Today

The Department of Transportation is proposing changes to the hours of service rules that will fundamentally alter trucking’s safety and operational practices. Public announcement of the long-awaited proposal is scheduled for this afternoon. Based on information from a variety of sources in government and the truck and bus industry, truckinginfo.com prepared an outline of what the proposal contains

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

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April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be

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April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Highway Speeds Up In Iowa, But Not Speed Limit

Average highway speeds are on the upswing in Iowa, as the state legislature is expected to adjourn soon without approving an increase in the state's speed limits

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April 18, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Tours Country Promoting Clinton-Gore Platform

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is in the first week of a two-week, multi-modal transportation tour across America to promote the Clinton-Gore administration's transportation policies

April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Mother Wins $50 Million Verdict Against Mack

A jury verdict against Mack Trucks calls for the engine company to pay $50 million to a woman whose son died while driving a Mack five years ago

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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Australia To Study Fatigue Monitoring

The federal government of Australia plans to fund a study of electronic monitoring devices for truck drivers to cut down on fatigue-related accidents

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Vision Exemptions Approved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exempted another 34 drivers from federal vision requisions and has proposed to exempt 62 more

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Modifies Self-Disclosure Policies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its two self-disclosure policies which encourage companies and other regulated entities to voluntarily disclose and correct violations

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Accident Data Verification Program With TRALA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has discontinued a Data Verification Project with the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn.

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Ergonomics Standard "Unworkable" Says ATA

A new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is “completely unworkable” because it is not based on sound science and it is too costly and not necessary, says the American Trucking Assns

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Rethinking Wheel Chock Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is re-evaluating a recent decision to enforce wheel chock rules

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April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Details Emerge on Hours of Service Proposal

The Department of Transportation is making plans to roll out its hours of service reform proposal

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Wrongly Accused

"Wrongly Accused: Contrary to popular opinion, when cars and heavy trucks collide, the passenger vehicle is usually to blame, a U-M study shows." This is not news to the trucking industry, but it was great to see

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April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Repeals Weight-Distance Tax

Idaho's governor is expected to sign legislation that repeals the state's weight-distance tax and gives the American Trucking Assns. $27 million in order to settle the ATA's suit alleging that the tax is unconstitutional

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

It's a Squeeze in Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA reports that overheight trucks are being stopped with increasing frequency. In 1999, more than 13,000 were turned away before they could get into three area tunnels - a jump of 47%

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April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Study Recommends Haz-Mat Improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials program works reasonably well, but needs improvement, according to a recently released program evaluation.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Says Campaign Reduced Rollovers

Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Groups Concerned About New Canadian Hours Rules

Safety and consumer organizations in the United States expressed concern about the safety of new Canadian standards that will allow truckers to drive 14 hours in a shift and 84 hours in a week

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers, Shippers Renew Push for Higher Weight Limit

Against all odds, truckers and shippers renewed a Capitol Hill campaign to allow states to raise truck weight limits to 97,000 pounds. The effort, launched this week at a Capitol Hill meeting by Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation, revives a piece of legislation introduced last year that would give states the authority to set the higher limits. The bill, H.R. 1667, also would require the heavier trucks to have a sixth axle at the rear of the trailer to spread the weight

April 5, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Truck Inspections Hit All-Time High

Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

400 Trucking and Warehousing Companies On OSHA's Priority List

Over 400 companies in trucking or related business may soon get a special visit from OSHA safety inspectors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week notified some 13,000 businesses that their work related accident and illness rates were too high and corrective action would have to be taken.

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