Safety & Compliance

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May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Helping Troopers in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: One Safety Advocate's View

Over the past week or two, has been talking to a lot of people about their initial reaction to the hours of service proposal. Those interviews have included not only those in the trucking industry,

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Hotline Now 24 Hours

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the hours of its toll-free driver hotline to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for federal holidays

May 10, 2000 - Industry News

The Logic Behind HOS: Part 2

All of the research into the causes and effects of fatigue -- or more precisely, driver alertness behind the wheel -- reveals little more than this: Drivers are humans, a diurnal species, and generally require about

May 9, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lane

An Alabama state representative has introduced a bill that would restrict trucks to the right lane of Interstate 20/59 between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, but the bill is not expected to pass because it was introduced so late in the legislative session

May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Clyde Hart Tapped for Top Safety Post

Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the administrator of the Maritime Administration, is President Clinton’s choice as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to sources. Hart knows trucking from a legislative and regulatory perspective, having served as the senior Democratic lawyer for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation between 1994 and 1998. Before that, he spent 13 years at the Interstate Commerce Commission as a trial attorney and senior counsel

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rules Author Speaks: The Thinking Behind The HOS Rules

The current proposal to revise the hours of service regulations probably is the most controversial undertaking in the history of truck safety rules. The demand for reform, which could not be denied, was based more on anecdotal

May 5, 2000 - Industry News

First Hours of Service Hearing Scheduled

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its first hearing on the hours of service proposal May 31- June 1 in Washington, DC. More hearings will follow in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, and the Springfield, MA/Hartford, CT, area. Dates will be announced soon, the agency said

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Presents Fleet Safety Awards

The National Private Truck Council and Trailmobile presented Fleet Safety Awards to NPTC members with outstanding safety records at the recent NPTC 2000 Education and Management conference in Tampa, FL

May 4, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Adds Truck Topics To Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board’s annual “most wanted list” grew from 10 to 11 this year with the addition of truck and bus safety

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Parents Vow To Fight For Stricter Cargo Rules

After winning nearly $5 million in a lawsuit last week resulting from the untimely death of their daughter, a Florida couple announced their plans to fight for tougher cargo securement regulations

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Study Could Overrule Arizona Restrictions

Arizona Gov. Jane Hull last week signed a law restricting tractor-trailers to 65 mph on rural interstates, 10 mph below the speed limit for other vehicles. But whether the new law goes into effect as scheduled July 18 will depend on the results of a state Department of Transportation study

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

PA Fleet Testing Fatigue Monitors

A Pennsylvania fleet is testing several devices designed to prevent truckers from driving while fatigued

April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of New Arizona Speed Limit Questioned

Drivers and fleet owners are questioning the safety of a new speed limit and lane restriction which will soon go into effect on Arizona highways

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Joins Green Light

Dick Simon Trucking, West Valley City, UT, is equipping more than 1,600 of its fleet with Oregon Green Light transponders. The units are designed to allow trucks to identify themselves and weigh using sensors and scales

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Announces Driving Champions

Landstar owner-operator John Lohman of Nortonville, KY, has earned the title of Landstar 2000 regional Safe Truck Driving Champion. Lohman and second and third place winners Joyce and Jerry Vassar, will go on to compete in

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Hours-of-Service Changes Could Harm Private Carriers

Proposed new hours-of-service rules will harm private carriers and could "completely change the fundamentals of transportation in the United States as they exist today," says National Private Truck Council President John McQuaid

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

GSA Revises Rules for Hauling Government Freight

The General Services Administration has finalized revisions to its transportation management policy aimed at cutting costs and making the rules easier to understand

April 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Reacts to Hours of Service Proposal

Industry associations and safety groups all reacted negatively to the new hours of service rules proposed yesterday by the Dept. of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates the rule will cost $3.4 billion

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Rules Due Today

The Department of Transportation is proposing changes to the hours of service rules that will fundamentally alter trucking’s safety and operational practices. Public announcement of the long-awaited proposal is scheduled for this afternoon. Based on information from a variety of sources in government and the truck and bus industry, prepared an outline of what the proposal contains

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

April 24, 2000 - Industry News

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be

April 20, 2000 - Industry News

Highway Speeds Up In Iowa, But Not Speed Limit

Average highway speeds are on the upswing in Iowa, as the state legislature is expected to adjourn soon without approving an increase in the state's speed limits


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