Safety & Compliance

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October 10, 2002 - Industry News

No Traffic Deaths Today Is Goal Of Safety Professionals

The second annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day got under way today, with the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) renewing its call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks.

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Security Commentators Can Seek Privacy

Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Tire Check Rule

As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces New On-Line Feature To Register

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has initiated a new electronic, consumer-friendly process that allows interstate motor carriers applying on-line to receive their individual USDOT number instantly

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Announces New Freight Database

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has announced the release of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), a database and analytical tool to help improve planning, operations and decision-making to better manage freight movement across the country

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Three Fleets For Workplace Safety

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2002 National Truck Safety Contest

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Liability Claims Total $180 Billion A Year

It's what many call the "lottery mentality." Huge monetary awards handed out by sympathetic juries hoping to ease a family's anguish, punish big business for careless mistakes, or simply stand up for the perceived underdog by redistributing some wealth

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

California Port Legislation May Reduce Waits For Truckers

California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Agency Asks EPA To Raise Speed Limits

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has asked EPA for permission to replace the 55-mph speed limit on Houston area highways with limits of 60 mph and 65 mph for all vehicles

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Safety From Truckers' View Stressed In Tennessee Program

A Tennessee Department of Safety promotion called the "No Zone" program, aims to teach drivers of passenger vehicles how to stay out of a trucker's blind spots.

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

<I>Post</i> Grades Transportation Security

Trains, trucks and buses got good grades for homeland security from The Washington Post, but ports, bridges and tunnels didn?t fare so well in the paper?s one-year anniversary coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

September 10, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Pushes Highway Improvement

Congress needs to pay more attention to the nation’s highway infrastructure and improving the productivity of the trucking industry, including the possibility of truck-only highways that would accommodate longer, heavier trucks. That was the message of Michael Wickham, Roadway chairman and CEO

September 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT to Test High-Tech Systems For Protecting HazMat Loads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is testing high-tech ways to protect hazardous materials loads from being hijacked by terrorists

September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Backs TIPS Program

Even as its future looks to be more and more in jeopardy, the Bush Administration’s TIPS anti-terrorism program is being backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Cites Maintenance, Brake Inspection In Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized the federal government's trucking safety oversight in its review of a fatal crash between an 18-wheeler and a school bus

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Petri Calls For SafeStat Investigation

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

SMX Looking For Accident Witness

Officials at Smithway Motor Xpress are looking for a truck driver who witnessed at accident involving an SMX truck in May

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Time To Winterize

The mercury may still be hitting 90 degrees or more in many parts of the country, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about winterizing your truck

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Today

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspection


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