Safety & Compliance

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November 30, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Mexican Truck Measure

Barely two days after Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill announced they had reached a compromise with the Bush administration over legislation affecting Mexican trucks, the U.S House has approved the measure

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

States Respond To ATA Truck Parking

Contrary to popular belief, many states are concerned about a lack of truck parking, and are working to do something about it

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Recalls Trucks For Defrosting Problems

More than 2,600 Kenworth heavy trucks have been recalled for possible problems with the defrosting system

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Compromise Reached On Mexican Trucks

A stalemate over Mexican trucks appears to be over. Congressional leaders and the Bush administration have reportedly reached an agreement that would allow Mexican truck full access to the United States

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Training, Oversize Guidelines In Truck-Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says poor route planning and permitting, lack of training about the hazards of railroad crossings, and driver fatigue all contributed to the collision of a passenger train and an oversized tractor-trailer last year in California

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Deadline for Hazmat Rules Clarification

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline to February 1, 2002, for comments on proposed changes to federal hazardous materials transportation rules that would clarify its jurisdiction over certain functions, including loading and unloading

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Labor, Safety Groups Back Border Bill

A group of organizations ranging from the Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. to Public Citizen and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Tuesday contended that pending legislation regarding cross-border trucking with Mexico does not violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules For Bureau-Set Rates

Motor carriers that participate in rate-setting bureaus now must provide a “truth in rates” notice whenever they reference bureau-set rates, according to the Surface Transportation Board

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Border Battle Continues

As Congress reconvenes from its Thanksgiving vacation, a controversial bill dealing with Mexican trucks will again be the topic of debate. Senators from two border states are threatening a filibuster of a transportation appropriations conference bill if it imposes restrictions on Mexican trucking they believe violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Congress Moves On Mexican Truck Issue

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have come up with a compromise on the issue of allowing Mexican trucks further access in the United States the first of next year

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Court Says Licenses, Insurance Costs Can be Deducted in the Year Paid

A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that trucking companies may deduct state license and permit fees and prepaid insurance premiums as current expenses in the year they are paid

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Deadline to Submit Innovative Security Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline for submitting papers on activities that would improve the security or reduce the vulnerability of transportation service

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Opponents Of Border Opening Cite Security Issues

Opponents of opening the border to Mexican trucks believe the need for tighter security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will help them keep Mexican trucks out of the U.S

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB, FDA To Look At Medications And Driver Performance

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Food and Drug Administration will co-host a meeting examining the impact of prescription and over-the-counter medications on the performance of vehicle operators

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mock Truck/Train Crash Staged In Ohio

It may not have been "real," but to the hundreds of spectators and participants at a recent mock truck/train crash in Findlay, Ohio, the scene was real enough

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Judge: California Localities Can't Regulate Truck Routes

Local government regulations of truck routes and cargoes have been dealt a legal blow in California. U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell in Sacramento ruled that a 1994 federal law allows only states to impose such regulations, and only if they are related to safety

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

New DOT Physical Forms Required

On Nov. 6, new forms for DOT physicals will be required

November 1, 2001 - Industry News

White House Stays Course On Mexican Trucks

Despite increased security concerns at U.S. borders in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Bush Administration hasn't changed its mind about opening the border to Mexican trucks

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Truck Recalls

Internationals with brake light problems and Kenworths with brake drag problems are in the latest truck recall listings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

October 31, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Move to Clear HazMat Licensing Logjam

A new security law that requires background checks on hazardous materials drivers is creating headaches for state licensing agencies – but officials are moving quickly to unclog the system

October 30, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Talks To ATA Members About Security

Trucks are "the engines of the economy," and increased security is necessary to keep them from becoming "engines of destruction." That was the message from Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Minet

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

House Passes Terrorism Bill Calling For Tougher Hazmat License Screening

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an anti-terrorism bill that among a host of other measures, would put potential hazmat drivers under closer scrutiny

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Propose Background Checks For Hazmat Drivers

Two U.S. senators last week introduced different bills that would require tougher background checks for truckers getting licenses to haul hazardous materials. Many are concerned in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that terrorists could use hazardous materials trucks as weapons of mass destruction

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

California Trains Emergency Personnel For Tanker Crashes

The California Highway Patrol and the Western Propane Gas Association have completed the training of 1,700 emergency personnel to deal with tanker-trailer truck crashes

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Calls For Security Agency

Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta said last week that the Department of Transportation needs an agency devoted to security for all modes of transportation


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