Safety & Compliance

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Issues Tips To Fight Fatigue

The American Trucking Assns. has launched a highway safety campaign to help motorists safely navigate through the holiday season.

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Coming

Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Grants More Vision Waivers

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will grant exemptions from federal vision rules to another 33 truck drivers, but stressed that the exemptions don’t come with job guarantees.

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

New Safety Regs Will Restrict Trucking Entrants

New safety regulations are going to make it harder to get into the trucking business. Congress has ordered the Department of Transportation to make all newcomer truckers prove they understand the safety rules. And all new operations will have to undergo a safety inspection within 18 months of opening their doors

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Reform Tightens the CDL Net

A key element of the new safety regime under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be stricter regulation of the Commercial Drivers License

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

New Study: Truckers Not At Fault In Most Fatal Accidents

Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

States Target Road Rage

Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

The Truck Safety Bill: Finding Out What’s Wrong

The safety legislation that Congress passed November 19 is a two-part meal: a special first course, followed by meat-and-potatoes

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

EPA To Propose Information Access Web Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly seek regulations requiring vehicle manufacturers to post emissions related repair and service information on a web site.

November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Gets a Seat at the Table

Congress made itself clear: it’s time for the federal truck and bus safety program to stand on its own. Legislation passed last week contains the most significant change in truck safety regulation in more than 30 years.

November 23, 1999 - Industry News

PATT Issues Fatigue Warning

Maine-based Parents Against Tired Truckers has issued a safety advisory to drivers for the holiday season.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a proposal for a long-awaited requirement that truckers and other companies establish comprehensive programs to protect workers from injuries

November 21, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Passes Major Truck Safety Reforms

Congress passed a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

November 19, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors 48 Million-Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport recently rewarded one driver for two million miles of safe driving and 47 drivers for a million miles of safe driving. During the third quarter, Lee Koebel reached two million safe miles. Drivers who

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Nears Passage

Congress is poised to pass a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

November 17, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Outlines Safety Testing

Mack has provided more details on its role in the cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to test advanced safety systems. Freightliner, Volvo, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are heading up three other safety

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November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Tank Rollovers Under DOT Microscope

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has asked for comments on a tank rollover study done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Input will be used to evaluate the need for new rules on tank rollover protection devices within federal hazmat regulations

November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Feds Help Build Super-Efficient Truck

Over the past 20 years, truck builders have labored mightily and with great success to make trucks more fuel efficient, safe and environmentally friendly. But the gains they have made are puny compared to what is to come, if an ambitious government program is successful

November 15, 1999 - Industry News

No Plans For More Weigh Stations In Alabama

Alabama has only one permanent weigh station, put into operation only two years ago. It's not likely to get any more, despite state troopers' belief that more are needed

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Truck Safety Office Prepares for Change <!--11/10/99 3:29:43 PM-->

As the congressional session draws to a close and truck safety reform is still in question, the Office of Motor Carrier Safety is preparing for an extended transition into a new stand-alone safety agency.

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

SC Honors Driver With 4.4 Million Safe Miles

Driving 4.4 million miles without a chargeable accident over a 45-year career has earned truck driver Edward L. Blamble recognition as the 1999 South Carolina Truck Driver of the Year

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out $13 Million To Test Truck Safety Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems

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November 5, 1999 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Like Hours Of Service The Way They Are

The current hours of service regulations work just fine for less-than-truckload carriers, and do not need to be changed, says Tim Lynch, president and CEO of the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. In fact, changing the rules could be damaging to the economy, he says

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