Safety & Compliance

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DOT Enlists Industry for Strategic Planning Effort

A diverse mix of transportation interests met for two days last week at the federal Department of Transportation to begin hammering out DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety

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Inspection Crackdowns In Philly And West Virginia

Philadelphia and West Virginia are doing their best to help meet Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's goal of cutting truck fatalities by 50% through increased inspection efforts

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DOT Schedules National Safety Workshops

The Department of Transportation is inviting the transportation community in for discussions on truck and bus safety

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Parking Forum Struggles To Find Solutions

Nearly everyone in trucking agrees that in many parts of the country, finding a parking space to sleep at night is difficult, if not impossible, for long-haul truckers. But developing concrete solutions to the problem is a complex process, as attendees at the Federal Highway Administration's rest area forum in Atlanta have been finding out this week

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House Bill Would Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

A U.S. House committee voted to apply to brakes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

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House Passes Transport Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that authorizes funds for highways and transportation next fiscal year -- but not including money for the federal truck safety agency

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Supreme Court Rules ADA Doesn't Apply To Driver Vision

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected. The rulings bar discrimination lawsuits by a truck driver almost blind in one eye, a mechanic with high blood pressure and two nearsighted pilots

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Hill Aide Sees Support for Weight-Distance Taxes

There may be a new highway tax structure in your future, a Capitol Hill insider told truckers

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Too Much Disagreement, Too Little Time For Negotiated Rulemaking

There is too much disagreement over truck driver hours of service for a negotiated rulemaking to work within a reasonable period of time

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Sleep Scientist Proposes Fatigue Management Program

A California company is looking for a few trucking companies to help create a prototype alertness management program that could become part of the solution to truck driver fatigue

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