Safety & Compliance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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FHWA Proposes More Vision Exemptions

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

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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

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