April 5, 2000 - Industry News
Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected
April 4, 2000 - Industry News
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.
April 3, 2000 - Industry News
Highway deaths dropped in 1999, including fatalities in crashes involving large trucks, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced Monday
March 29, 2000 - Industry News
Oregon-based carriers USF Reddaway and May Trucking Co. have signed on with the state's Green Light program and have qualified for ODOT’s Trusted Carrier Partner program.
March 28, 2000 - Industry News
A single truckload of nuclear waste scheduled to pass through Missouri on I-70 this summer has state officials upset
The U.S. Department of Transportation is now letting customers pay for goods and services, receive applications for registration and conduct other business with the department via the Internet
The Research and Special Programs Administration has withdrawn a 1992 proposal to require signaling systems to monitor hazardous materials cargo tank loading and unloading.
March 27, 2000 - Industry News
Approximately 13,000 employers, including many trucking companies, have been put on notice to fix workplace safety and health hazards or face comprehensive inspections by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
March 24, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected seven Intelligent Transportation Systems projects for national evaluation
On January 26, 1999, I assumed responsibility for the truck and bus safety program of the Department of Transportation. As Program Manager for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, I was immediately immersed in
March 23, 2000 - Industry News
Official concern about diesel prices escalated in Washington, DC, this week. House transportation leaders held hearings, truckers marched for the third time in two months, and trucking spokesmen gathered at the Department of Transportation to seek
Should owner-operators be allowed to sue carriers over violation of of federal leasing rules? The American Trucking Assns. says no and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue
March 21, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case revolving around whether an employer can be forced by arbitration to reinstate a driver who tested positive for illegal drugs
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host an electronic bulletin board discussion of proposed changes to drug and alcohol testing rules from April 3 through April 5.
Acting on orders from Congress, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized new rules governing the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program that give the states greater flexibility to design truck and bus safety programs that address both state and federal goals
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination
Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
The American Moving and Storage Assn. has recognized six van lines and independent moving companies in the seventh annual AMSA Moving Industry Safety Awards program.
Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module
A U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to deny a vision waiver to a one-armed driver and ordered the agency to come up with a way to evaluate driving skills based on individual capabilities
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
Fatigue has been a hot issue for the trucking industry lately. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to take a direct accounting of the mental toll exacted by a sleepless night, reports the
What's your base state? The International Registration Plan says it's the state where you maintain your principal place of business -- not the address of your licening bureau. Truckers Bookkeeping Service doesn’t agree, and has taken the issue to court.
March 15, 2000 - Industry News
In response to a letter from the American Trucking Assn., the U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration has issued an interpretation on how employer should record driver injuries and determine incident rates
March 14, 2000 - Industry News
Carriers that don’t want their financial and operating data made public will have to show more than “possible” harm, says the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics
A Philadelphia jury last week awarded a shipper to pay $3.5 million to a truck driver who lost a leg when his tractor/trailer flipped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed head-on into another truck because its load of steel cables was improperly loaded by the shipper.
March 13, 2000 - Industry News
Lightning may have sparked a fire that consumed the cab of a Horseless Carriage tractor-trailer along Interstate 20 near Arlington, TX on Friday.
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