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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

Electronic Logs Pilot Stalled By Lack Of Fleet Interest

The U.S. Department of Transportation has once again extended the application deadline for a pilot project that lets carriers replace paper logs with electronic logs linked the satellite-tracking systems.

February 7, 2000 - Industry News

OMB Will Hold Hours Rules Until End of Month

The proposed revisions to the truck driver hours of service regulations will be held at the White House Office of Management and Budget at least until the end of this month

February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Missed Turn Causes Train-Truck Collision

Seven people were hurt and a $1.5 million oversize load was destroyed last week near Los Angeles when a truck driver missed his turn and bottomed out on railroad tracks, where the rig was hit by a commuter train

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Police Stage Truck Inspection Blitz

Canadian officials held an inspection blitz Monday in Pickering, Ontario. The blitz marked the five-year anniversary of a fatal truck wheel-loss accident

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February 2, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Extends Deadline On Ergonomics Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given the public another 30 days to submit comments on its proposed ergnomics standards.

January 31, 2000 - Industry News

Jake Brake Bans Spread

The use of exhaust or compression brakes such as Jake Brakes could be limited under legislation being considered in several states

January 31, 2000 - Industry News

Help Wanted: Don Quixote

Small wonder that the Department of Transportation is having a hard time finding the right person for the top job at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here’s how the classified ad might read: HELP WANTED: Brand-new

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Moves To Close Licensing Loophole

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would close a licensing loophole that was discovered after an Amtrak train hit a flatbed truck near Bourbonnais last spring, killing 11 people

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lanes

A truck-inspired bill in the Virginia state Legislature would prohibit trucks or cars from driving in the left lane of an interstate except to pass another vehicle

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January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Studies Lasers As Safety Device

Texas transportation officials are studying the idea of using lasers to warn truckers when they're driving too fast on highway interchanges

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Onboard Recorders Only To Be Mandated For Long Haul

Long-haul truckers will have to use onboard recorders to track driver time, under the proposed hours of service rules now being reviewed by the White House. The requirement would apply to operations that keep drivers on the road for extended periods, sources confirmed. For example, while pickup and delivery operations would not be covered, certain truckload and regional less-than-truckload operations would.

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Study Shows Truckers Don't Speed

Michigan highway patrolmen say truckers aren't breaking the speed limit any more than other drivers.The state recently analysed statistics which confirmed that truckers aren't going over the 55 mph speed limit in any greater proportion than ordinary drivers.

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January 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Has No Boss

The Department of Transportation has organized and begun staffing the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but is running out of time in the search for a person to lead it

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

One Company's Fix For Medical Exams

As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy. Coach USA

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Finds Lower Truck Speeds Don't Change Crash Rate

After 18 months with a split speed limit for cars and trucks, Idaho reports that despite predictions to the contrary, slower-moving trucks have not caused the crash rate to change

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January 23, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Hearing Focuses On CDL Program

The Commercial Driver's License program has been a big success, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. That was the topic Friday at the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board's public hearing in New Orleans

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January 21, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Safe Driver Awards

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, has announced its 1999 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers.

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January 20, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Hearing: Holes In Medical Certification Program

Few would disagree that Frank Bedell should not have been behind the wheel of the charter bus last Mother's Day when it crashed outside of New Orleans, killing 22 people

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January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Official Launch Of FMCSA Next Week

The Department of Transportation is throwing a party next week to inaugurate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Issues 2000 OOS Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued the 2000 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

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January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Forums Will Discuss Drug/Alcohol Testing Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Under FHWA Scrutiny

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Medical Exams Under Fire

Just days before the National Transportation Safety Board holds a public hearing on commercial driver oversight, a Pittsburgh newspaper has published an expose on drivers with dangerous medical conditions who are slipping through the CDL oversight system.

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Free Safety Seminars Offered In Texas

Truckers or trucking companies in the Houston area can take advantage of free truck safety seminars at the Houston Community College Jan. 20 and 27

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January 15, 2000 - Industry News

New Hours Rule: 12 On, 12 Off

The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.

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