Safety & Compliance

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Will Bring Washington Savvy, Transportation Expertise to DOT

President-elect George W. Bush's nomination of Democrat Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation is being hailed as politically wise – and good for DOT, as well. Mineta's nomination fulfills Bush’s promise to include a Democrat in his cabinet – and does so without much threat of partisan rancor. DOT is not an agency that stirs intense political discord, in part because one of its key jobs – distribution of interstate highway money – crosses party lines

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

E-Government: FMCSA Puts Paperwork, Information on the Internet

Curious about a trucking company’s safety record? Want to apply for federal operating authority? Need to make sure a broker is licensed? You can do it all online via the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s e-business safety system

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Names Transportation, Energy Secretary Nominees

President-elect George W. Bush Tuesday named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured, left) a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Makes Transportation, Energy Secretary Appointments

President-elect George W. Bush today named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured), a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. He is President Clinton's current Commerce Secretary. The pick for Energy Secretary is Sen. Spence Abraham of Michigan, who was defeated in his November re-election bid by Democrat Debbie Stabenow

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

New California Law Aims to Gather Info on Independent Contractors

California is hoping to track down parents who are delinquent in child support payments by gathering information on independent contractors

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Five Trucking Companies Sued in 1999 Pileup

Five trucking companies are being sued in Roanoke, Va., for a January 1999 crash on Interstate 81 that killed four people and injured 20

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Programs Seek Streamlined Military Moves

The U.S. Transportation Command will evaluate three pilot programs aimed at improved movement of service personnel household goods

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharges May be Automatic for Military Freight

Truckers hauling military freight may soon be eligible for automatic fuel surcharges

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Reporting Requirements for Sale of Recalled Tires

Starting January 25, 2001, anyone who sells a recalled tire for use on a vehicle must report the sale to the National Highway Traffic Administration

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Governor To Head EPA, Wisconsin Governor Possible DOT Secretary

The same day the Clinton administration announced the clean up of heavy truck and diesel fuel emissions, New Jersey Gov. Christy Todd Whitman has reportedly accepted an offer to head up the federal agency that issued the rules

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Posts New Standards for Diesel Fuel and Exhaust

The Environmental Protection Agency posted a rule requiring dramatically cleaner diesel fuel and exhaust, starting in 2006. This parting shot from the Clinton administration’s environmental team will produce the cleanest diesel engines ever

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Brokers Could Compete With Carriers for Military Moves

The Military Traffic Management Command has proposed that relocation companies operating as brokers be allowed to compete with carriers for domestic and international transportation of personal property

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Load Securement Rules

New rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would require changes in the way carriers use cargo securement devices and, in some cases, increase the number of tie-downs needed

December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Key Hours of Service Issues Still Divide Industry, Government

After eight months of public discussion, industry and government remain deeply divided over how to reform truck and bus hours of service rules. Both the American Trucking Associations, the largest industry group, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, representing the safety enforcement community, want FMCSA to issue a supplemental proposal that is significantly different from the original proposal. They do not agree, however, on the details

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bill Would Restrict Truckers' Cell Phone Use

A Pennsylvania state representative wants to limit truck drivers and some other kinds of drivers to hands-free mobile phones

December 15, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA to Temporarily Shut Down Carriers That Ignore Fines

Starting April 16, 2001, for-hire carriers, brokers and freight forwarders who don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be prohibited from operating in interstate commerce

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Group Works on Fatigue Education

A Canadian Trucking Alliance official has admitted that the issue of truck and bus driver fatigue has become high profile lately, and the group is helping to educate the public

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Revises Drug & Alcohol Test Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued new rules for drug and alcohol testing, which it says will help deter cheating. Citing an increase in the number of specimens that are adulterated or substituted, DOT had wanted mandatory “validity” testing of all samples. For now, validity testing remains voluntary for employers, but the Department of Health and Human Services, which regulates drug-testing laboratories, is working on standardized test procedures.

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Regs Under Fire in Massachusetts

Police and trucking industry experts in Massachusetts are trying to persuade the state Legislature to get tougher on unsafe rigs

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

More Than 200 Drivers Denied Vision Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has published a list of 247 drivers the agency has turned down for exemptions to federal vision standards

December 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Deadline Approaching

If you have anything more to say about the hours of service rules, now is the time to speak up. The deadline for comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s controversial proposal is this Friday, Dec. 15. The docket already is huge – 60,000 comments and growing, according to an agency spokesman. This massive outpouring is the consequence of a proposal that would fundamentally change trucking industry operating practices

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Court Says Mack Didn't Violate ERISA By Not Rehiring Workers

In a case involving former Mack employees, a U.S. District Judge has ruled that employers don’t violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they choose not to rehire workers because they would then become vested in pension plans

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Disabled Drivers: Trucking Struggles with Safety and the ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act has created a cottage industry in litigation. Because the Act was drafted with very broad language, the courts have been left with the task of applying concrete meaning and determining how

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA May Lower HazMat Fees

Citing an "unexpended balance" in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants fund, the U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed to temporarily lower registration fees for hazardous materials haulers


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