Safety & Compliance

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Trucking Niches Say, "We Don't Fit"

The trucking industry wanted the DOT to avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach in its new hours of service regulations, so the agency came up with five different "types" of drivers, all with different rules. But a lot

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Will Fight ATA Effort to Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Truckers are in for a fight over their move to kill the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reform hours of service rules. American Trucking Associations, arguing that the proposal would cost a fortune and would not improve

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Jam KC Hours Hearing

It was standing-room only at the Wagstaff Theater in Kansas City, Mo., yesterday as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got into gear in the fourth of its public hearings on the controversial proposed hours of service rules

June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Warning Signs on Mountain Ignored by Truckers

Truckers ignoring signs on a West Virginia mountain warning them to slow down were greeted with speeding citations earlier this week

June 14, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA to Standardize Intermediate Container Unloading Exemptions

The Research and Special Programs Administration wants to consolidate and standardize all existing exemptions that authorize the discharge of intermediate bulk containers from a motor vehicle without removing the IBC from the vehicle

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Bill Would Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Pushed by the American Trucking Associations, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure that would force the Department of Transportation to stop its reform of the hours of service regulations. The maneuver raises the possibility that the controversial reform proposal could be killed by legislative fiat. At this point, however, the ATA tactic faces many obstacles

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Enforcement Changes On Way In Georgia

Georgia is training 20 more officers to do truck safety inspections as a new state agency prepares to ensure that trucks operate legally in the state

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

New DOT Marking Rule Effective Monday

If you buy a truck on or after Monday, July 3, it must carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the legal name of the company that owns the vehicle or controls its operation

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

O.K. to Put Hazmat Placards Low On Trailer

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Div. has reversed its ban on placards mounted low on the rear of a trailer

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends HOS Hearings

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added two more days to the schedule of hearing on proposed hours-of-service rule changes. The additional hearings will be held July 6 and 7 in Washington D.C. For more information

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Cirillo Defends Proposal, Is Open to Changes

Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

House Tries to Block Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to block new ergonomics regulations that have been blasted by the American Trucking Associations and other business groups

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: What Can We Learn From the Europeans?

Standardize driver education. Use crash data for vehicle design. Shift the focus from roadside inspections to in-company inspections. Those are a few of the recommendations to come from a study of European safety practices by the

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: 'Driving Miss Daisy'

"…you have to call Dallas to let them know you're stepping out a few minutes to get a haircut." Those words, spoken by a driver for Greyhound, put a very human face on implementing the new hours

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Testimony Condemns HOS Proposal In Second Hearing

The second public hearing on the proposed hours of service regulations, held in Ontario, Calif., Wednesday and Thursday, was no great surprise. The testimony from nearly 100 different parties roundly condemned the proposals. Even Tami Friedrich, a

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Study Finds Problems In Diabetic Drivers

A Canadian study has found that some diabetic truck drivers are at increased risk for crashes

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Seen Paying Off

The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Inspection Blitz Begins Today

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting International Road Check 2000 beginning today and will continue through Thursday, June

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Auditor Blames Caltrans Communications For Oversize Route Problems

Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

House Fuel Surcharge Hearing Today

A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago CDL Hearing Still On

The public meeting tomorrow in Chicago on the Commercial Drivers License will take place, after all


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