Safety & Compliance

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October 8, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves to Keep Safety Enforcement in Gear

Key House legislators moved to forestall a possible shutdown of the Department of Transportation's truck safety enforcement effort

October 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Enforcement Team Tries to Maintain Focus

Confusion about the status of truck safety enforcement disrupts business at the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, but program manager Julie Cirillo said she is trying to keep her staff focused on its safety

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

October 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Rejects ATA Hours Petition

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater will not go to extra lengths to publish the scientific studies that are shaping upcoming reforms in the hours of service rules

September 29, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Safety Progress Report

As a Senate subcommittee Wednesday revived longstanding complaints about DOT truck safety enforcement, the Department of Transportation rose to its defense with a report showing progress it has made since last spring

September 29, 1999 - Industry News

Senators Support Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Support is growing for a separate administration for truck and bus safety at the Department of Transportation

September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Group Poll Reveals Support For Truck 'Black Boxes'

A large majority of Americans surveyed favor driver warning systems and "black boxes" on trucks to improve enforcement of truck safety laws

Tags: Safety

September 27, 1999 - Industry News

House Leaders Seek CDL Probe

In response to recent catastrophic accidents, transportation leaders in the House are pressing the Department of Transportation for a review of the commercial driver's license program

September 24, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Establishes ITS Evaluation Guidelines

Government agencies and private companies interested in tapping into the $211 million in federal funds available for intelligent transportation system projects will have to comply with new evaluation guidelines established by the Department of Transportation

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA To Issue More Vision Exemptions

Despite continued opposition from a national safety group, the Federal Highway Administration says it will go ahead with plans to exempt another 32 drivers from federal vision requirements

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Senate Plans Truck Safety Hearings

The Senate will hold hearings on truck safety reform legislation next week

September 21, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Moves Closer to DOT Funding

Congress is getting closer to providing operating funds for the Department of Transportation for the next fiscal year

September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Saw Warning Lights Before Train Hit

As the National Transportation Safety Board sifted through conflicting testimony during a three-day hearing this week on the fatal Bourbonnais, IL, truck-train crash, the Chicago Tribune reported that the truck driver saw warning lights flashing before he tried to speed through a railroad crossing

Tags: Safety

September 15, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves Toward Vote On Truck Safety Legislation

Truck safety reform legislation that would create a National Motor Carrier Administration is headed for a House vote later this month

September 14, 1999 - Industry News

Conflicting Reports At Train Crash Hearing

A three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing hopes to shed new light on the tragic Amtrak train-truck crash that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL, but conflicting reports so far don't offer much hope

Tags: Safety

September 12, 1999 - Industry News

Carriers Want Confidentiality

Twenty-four carriers have requested confidentiality under new rules regarding financial and operating data interstate trucking companies must file with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

September 8, 1999 - Industry News

Rail Safety Bill Would Give Rails a Tax Break

Railroads would get a nifty tax break under rail crossing safety legislation now circulating on Capitol Hill

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Will Move Quickly in House

Truck safety legislation will be the top item on the House Transportation Committee's list when Congress returns to work Wednesday after its August recess. The package of reforms would fulfill trucking's long-time dream of a separate motor carrier administration in the Department of Transportation

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Cracks Down On Rail Crossing Violators

Starting October 4, truck or bus drivers convicted of violating railroad/highway grade crossing laws will temporarily lose their commercial licenses

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Governor Signs Trucking Bills

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills of significance to the trucking industry and vetoed a bill that would have raised speed limits in the state

September 5, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On Truck-Train Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing next week on the fatal truck-train accident that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL

Tags: Safety

September 1, 1999 - Industry News

Second Day Of NTSB Hearing Focuses On Latest Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board truck safety hearing continued in Nashville yesterday with a closer look at several existing and prototype truck safety technologies, including collision warning systems, new brake technology, and rollover warning and prevention

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