Safety & Compliance

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Trial to Focus on Driver Fatigue

Just as safety regulators are weighing new rules to restrict how many hours truckers can drive without resting, a civil suit against a New Jersey trucking company began Monday focusing prominently on that issue

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

Who's Accountable?

Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter representing a big city daily newspaper. She was new to truck safety and was working on a feature story. We sat in my office as I explained what the

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May 23, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Vision Exemptions to 141 Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the requests of 141 monocular drivers for exemptions from federal vision standards. The program, started in 1998, has some general guidelines for the exemptions which FMCSA says these applicants did not meet

May 22, 2000 - Industry News

New Safety Czar Supported

The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support

May 22, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Meeting to Discuss IL CDL Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the Illinois CDL program

May 21, 2000 - Industry News

Hart Replaces Cirillo as FMCSA Acting Deputy Administrator

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater announced Friday that Clyde Hart Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, will serve as the acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective today, May 22

May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Smooth Sailing On I-25 For PrePass Trucks

The port of entry in Fort Collins, CO, is now checking truck weight, credentials and safety ratings while trucks roll by under the PrePass system. This means PrePass trucks can now travel I-25 from New Mexico to Wyoming without stopping at scales

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Company Deploys 'Safety Vehicles'

G.I. Trucking, La Mirada, CA, has launched a new truck tracking and monitoring safety program

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Another Wreck At NJ's 'Tanker Turn'

Tanker truckers traveling in New Jersey, beware: The Route 95 ramp that funnels on to westbound Route 80 in Teaneck, NJ, is known as "tanker turn," and yet another rig rolled over there last week

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

The Flip Side of ABS

The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide. Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Crossing Safety Video Debuts

As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Calls For More Trucker Parking

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Tanker Explosion Kills Driver, Damages AL Highway

A Sunday morning tanker crash in Mobile, AL, that killed the truck driver and damaged an overpass and has raised questions about the safety of the ramp where the crash happened

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Brake Problems Cited in PA Crackdown

Pennsylvania officials last week announced the results of a seven-month crackdown on unsafe trucks on Interstate 78. Brake problems, including out of adjustment brakes and cracks in brake lines, were the most frequent violations found as part of Operation Air Brake, which began last October and ran through April

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearings Announced

Public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s proposed changes to the hours of service rules will begin in Washington at the end of the month and continue in cities around the country through June.

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meeting to Look at Tanker Emergency Shutdown Options

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting June 27-28 to discuss emergency shutdown equipment on cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Helping Troopers in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: One Safety Advocate's View

Over the past week or two, Truckinginfo.com has been talking to a lot of people about their initial reaction to the hours of service proposal. Those interviews have included not only those in the trucking industry,

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Hotline Now 24 Hours

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the hours of its toll-free driver hotline to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for federal holidays

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May 10, 2000 - Industry News

The Logic Behind HOS: Part 2

All of the research into the causes and effects of fatigue -- or more precisely, driver alertness behind the wheel -- reveals little more than this: Drivers are humans, a diurnal species, and generally require about

May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lane

An Alabama state representative has introduced a bill that would restrict trucks to the right lane of Interstate 20/59 between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, but the bill is not expected to pass because it was introduced so late in the legislative session

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Clyde Hart Tapped for Top Safety Post

Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the administrator of the Maritime Administration, is President Clinton’s choice as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to sources. Hart knows trucking from a legislative and regulatory perspective, having served as the senior Democratic lawyer for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation between 1994 and 1998. Before that, he spent 13 years at the Interstate Commerce Commission as a trial attorney and senior counsel

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rules Author Speaks: The Thinking Behind The HOS Rules

The current proposal to revise the hours of service regulations probably is the most controversial undertaking in the history of truck safety rules. The demand for reform, which could not be denied, was based more on anecdotal

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

First Hours of Service Hearing Scheduled

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its first hearing on the hours of service proposal May 31- June 1 in Washington, DC. More hearings will follow in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, and the Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT, area. Dates will be announced soon, the agency said

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Presents Fleet Safety Awards

The National Private Truck Council and Trailmobile presented Fleet Safety Awards to NPTC members with outstanding safety records at the recent NPTC 2000 Education and Management conference in Tampa, FL

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