Safety & Compliance

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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

October 19, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois to Oklahoma: IRP Fix Isn't Enough

Oklahoma hasn’t gone far enough to solve its compliance problems with the International Registration Plan, says the Illinois Secretary of State

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Proposes IRP Changes

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has proposed a new system for estimating first-year mileage that would likely avoid sanctions by the International Registration Plan

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

States Looking At Tougher Driver Restrictions

Some tates are calling for tougher commercial driver rules following revelations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks about a perceived laxness in the country’s oversight of truck drivers

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Driver In Explosives Wreck Cited For Log Book Violations

The driver involved in a heavily publicized wreck of a truck loaded with federal munitions has been cited for having a fraudulent log book

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Looks to Tighten Driver Scrutiny

The first protection against a terrorist attack on highway transportation is to tighten scrutiny of drivers, say federal and industry officials. The trucking industry can expect to see tougher federal guideline

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Stronger Hazmat Legislation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Wednesday sent to Congress proposed legislation that would strengthen security and safety in the transportation of the nation's hazardous materials

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Two Munitions Accidents Raise Eyebrows

Even as the New York Times and "PrimeTime Thursday" were reporting on shortfalls in security among the nation's munitions carriers late last week, two trucks hauling such loads were involved in highly publicized crashes

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Sworn In As Head of FMCSA


U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta last week welcomed Joseph M. Clapp to the U.S. Department of Transportation as the first Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Put the Brakes On Fatalities

Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Uses Heat Sensor To Check Truck Brakes

Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Funds Available For Truck Parking

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking


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