Safety & Compliance

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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

September 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Won't Ask For Rear Guard Retrofits

The Federal Highway Administration says it does not intend to propose a retrofitting requirement for rear impact protection on older trailers, but it has tightened safety rules to make sure devices on new trailers are properly maintained

August 31, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB Pushes Technology At Truck Safety Hearing

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall is pressing for highway safety to be at the top of the agenda for federal and state governments and the trucking industry. Yesterday, during the first day of a three-day hearing on safety technology for commercial vehicles, he seemed to have some doubts as to whether that is the case

August 31, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress To Test Rollover Warning System

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will soon start testing a new warning system that developers estimate could prevent nearly 4,000 heavy truck rollover accidents each year

Tags: Safety

August 30, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Proposal Getting Closer

A long-awaited proposal to reform truck driver hours-of-service appears to be nearing publication

August 24, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Second Truck Safety Hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding the second in a series of hearings on truck safety next week in Nashville, TN

Tags: Safety

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Senator Introduces Inspection Legislation

In response to a recent bus tragedy in New Orleans, a Louisiana senator has introduced legislation to improve motor carrier safety compliance reviews

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Rule Change Would Put 'Unsatisfactory' Carriers Out Of Service

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for comments on a proposal to automatically shut down carriers that don't correct "unsatisfactory" safety ratings after 60 days

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Nixes Hours-Of-Service Exemption

The Federal Highway Administration says it will deny an emergency service provider's request to be exempted from federal hours-of-service rules.

August 8, 1999 - Industry News

Unfinished Hours Of Service Proposal Gets Media Coverage

Washington rumors and an American Trucking Assns. petition led to articles on new hours-of-service rules Friday that are causing concern among truckers

August 8, 1999 - Industry News

Opinions Mixed On DOT Workshop

The second of the Department of Transportation truck safety workshops wrapped up last week, and participants offer mixed reports

Tags: Safety

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Senate Considers Motor Carrier Administration

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, yesterday introduced the Senate version of a bill that would set up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Proposal Still Alive

A proposed national weight-distance tax on trucks did not make it into the tax package Congress has been debating this summer -- but that does not mean it will go away. In fact, it is going to be around for a while and it is going to be hard to ignore

August 4, 1999 - Industry News

House Votes to Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would stall the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

August 3, 1999 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Administration Bill Introduced

The trucking industry is one step nearer to its long-sought goal of a separate federal administration for motor carriers

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