Safety & Compliance

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August 10, 2001 - Industry News

Jury Awards $7 Million In Fatal Crash

The California Department of Transportation, a construction contractor and a trucking company have been ordered to pay a total of $7 million resulting from a 1999 fatal crash

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Cracks Down On Speeders, Truck Violations

Every Wednesday this month, Connecticut officials are cracking down on I-95, which extends more than 100 miles in the state

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reaffirms Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Inquiry Rule

All transportation employers, including maritime companies, will have to obtain drug and alcohol test histories for new employees in safety-sensitive functions, says the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Wants Haz-Waste Manifest to Accompany Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed revisions to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest rules that would make sure emergency personnel had the proper information, even when electronic manifests are used

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Brake Safety Targeted In Inspection Blitz

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada will conduct 16 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 5, 2001 - Industry News

Crossing the Border: The Struggle Continues

Congress went into its August recess without resolving the fight over cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico. While members are in their home districts, taking the pulse of the electorate, their staffs on Capitol Hill will search for ways to reconcile differences that threaten to ignite a trade skirmish between the U.S. and Mexic

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

California Border Inspections Praised

If all Mexican border inspections were as thorough as California's, maybe Congress and President Bush wouldn't be locked in a battle over letting Mexican trucks into the United States under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Period on Loading/Unloading Authority

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the comment period on proposed changes that would give it juridiction over hazardous materials loading and unloading, and has scheduled two public meeting to discuss the issues

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

House Passes Bush Energy Plan

President Bush may be losing ground when it comes to Mexican trucks, but not when it comes to his energy plan

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Clears Bill With Tough Mexican Entry Rules

The Senate yesterday approved a transportation appropriations bill that would set tough entry standards for long-distance Mexican trucking companies

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Effectiveness Of Red Light Cameras Debated

Red light cameras: Are they proven technology that helps reduce accidents, or do they just serve to fill government coffers and actually make intersections more dangerous? That's the debate as a congressional committee tries to figure

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA To Issue Diabetes Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has asked for public comments on a program that would allow insulin-using diabetics to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Hits Road To Reauthorization

Julie Cirillo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is less than two years old, but it is already starting work on a reauthorization bill for 2003. About 50 people attended the first of the agency's "listening sessions" on the subject Thursday in Atlanta

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Fracas Continues Today in Senate

Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

New SBA Leader Confirmed

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Losing Ground In Battle Over Mexican Trucks

Senate votes 70 to 30 in favor of amendment imposing stricter regulations on Mexican trucks.

The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tough New CDL Rules

Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended. The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Rebuffs Bush on Mexican Trucks

The Senate rebuffed President Bush, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Stalemate Continues Over Mexican Trucks

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today wrestled over Mexican trucks once again, with a failed attempt to resolve a stalemate that threatens to shut down the Senate

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

First Motor Carrier Safety Reauthorization Listening Session Today

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration looks forward to its Spring 2002 budget submission, the agency is holding public "listening sessions," the first one today in Atlanta

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Medium, Heavy Trucks Excluded From Proposed Tire Pressure Monitoring Mandate

Medium and heavy trucks have been excluded from proposed federal standards requiring tire pressure monitoring systems in new vehicles

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

Deaths In Construction Zones Rise

The number of people killed in highway construction zones is at an all-time high

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Has a Border Fight on His Hands

President Bush is deep in a fight over his plan to open the U.S. border to long-distance Mexican trucks by the first of next year. Battle lines were drawn at hearings in the Senate and the House this week, as appropriations committees negotiate funding legislation for the Department of Transportation

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Debate Resumes Following Scuttling of Rule

The decade-old debate over protecting workers from motion-related injuries entered a new phase yesterday as the Bush administration convened a series of public conferences on how best to write ergonomics rules

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Transporting Households Not Subject To HHG Regulations

Government agencies have ruled that new services from less-than-truckload carriers that transport household goods are not subject to the same consumer protection regulations as traditional household goods movers


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