Safety & Compliance

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June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Hours-Of-Service Update

The Department of Transportation still does not know exactly how it is going to get agreement on driver hours-of-service reform. A negotiated rulemaking is not likely, said Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety chief Julie Cirillo in an interview with RoadStar. But some sort of negotiation is needed to keep all the stakeholders involved: "We are trying to figure out how we are going to engage the community in the process.

June 3, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA To Hold Meetings On Truck Parking

The Federal Highway Administration will take a look at the truck parking shortage later this month in Atlanta

Tags: Safety

June 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Kicks Off Truck, Bus Safety Week

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth Wykle today kicked off the fourth annual International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Little Leeway In New Jersey Speed Limits

Think you're safe from a ticket if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit? If you're in New Jersey, think again. State police records show that since the limit was raised to 65 mph on some roads in the state, troopers have been issuing plenty of tickets to people clocked between 1 and 9 mph above the limit

Tags: Safety

May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Accidents and Fatalities Drop

The number of fatalities related to heavy truck crashes dropped nearly 2% from 1997 to 1998. The trucking industry is hailing the statistic, released as Congress is searching for ways to make trucking safer after fatalities increased slightly the year before

Tags: Safety

May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Speed-Limit Bill On Hold In Michigan

Due to an unexpectedly long debate on an unrelated issue in Michigan, lawmakers in the House Transportation Committee were not able to consider a speed-limit bill during their May 20 meeting

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Seeks Damages For Fatal Crash

There may be serious repercussions for a trucking company involved in a fatal wreck a year ago

Tags: Safety

May 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wolf Tightens Screws on OMCHS

Rep. Frank Wolf is going to withhold funding for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety until he sees significant reforms in the federal truck safety program

May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Slater's Plan Draws Criticism

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's conservative approach to fixing problems of truck safety — leaving truck safety oversight where it is — drew a sharp reaction from Capitol Hill

May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Recommends Higher Status For Safety In DOT

Norman Mineta has added a new wrinkle to the debate over truck safety. The former congressman yesterday proposed yet another solution to the federal government's performance problem: Give safety and highways equal status in the same office in the Department of Transportation

May 25, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Acts to Keep OMCHS Where It Is

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is committing the Department of Transportation to an ambitious safety action plan, with the objective of reducing truck-related highway fatalities by 50% over the next 10 years

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restore 80% Meal Tax Deduction

Truck drivers would get a bigger tax break for the meals they eat on the road, under new legislation proposed on Capitol Hill

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Revise Independent Contractor Status

A bill that would revise the definition of an independent contractor is worrisome to employers and owner-operators alike

May 23, 1999 - Industry News

National Weight-Distance Tax Proposed

There's a move in Congress to reform truck taxes by replacing three separate levies with a weight-mile tax

May 19, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Wraps Up Truck Safety Analysis

Norman Mineta is wrapping up his analysis of truck safety this week, and will present his recommendations to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Friday. He is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 26

Tags: Safety

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wins Case After Refusing To Drive In Bad Weather

The U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled in favor of a truck driver who was fired for refusing to drive a tractor-trailer in bad weather

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes More Vision Exemptions

The Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt another 33 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

New Inspection Device To Be Tested In Four States

Kentucky will be the first of four states to test an infrared imaging device to inspect commercial trucks in a two-year pilot project

Tags: Safety

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Sees No Hope for Hours of Service Negotiation

An attempt to negotiate reforms to the truck driver hours-of-service rules appears to have failed

May 17, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill that will let tractor-trailers travel the same speed as other vehicles in Texas has passed both houses of the state's Legislature

Tags: Safety

May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Train Deaths Ruled Accidental, Driver Fined For Logs

A coroner's inquest into the truck-train crash that killed 11 people in Bourbonnais, IL, in March ruled that the deaths were accidental. However, that doesn't prevent prosecutors from bringing charges against truck driver John Stokes

Tags: Safety

May 13, 1999 - Industry News

Bus Crash Renews Wolf Criticism

The Louisiana charter bus crash that killed 22 people on Mother's Day has drawn renewed criticism of commercial vehicle oversight from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA

Tags: Safety

May 12, 1999 - Industry News

Out-of-Service Order Reversed

In a case that may complicate enforcement of safety rules, the Federal Highway Administration was forced to reverse an out-of-service order on a trucking company

Tags: Safety

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA To Review Splash And Spray Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will revisit the "splash and spray" issue with a review and evaluation of suppression technology

Tags: Safety

May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Higher CDL Fees Would Pay For Illinois Truck Crackdown

Illinois Gov. George Ryan is expected to sign a bill that will institute higher fees for Illinois commercial driver's license in order to pay for 28 more troopers to crack down on overweight and unsafe trucks

Tags: Safety

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