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Rahall Wants Hearings on Tracking Driver Hours

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall wants to hold congressional hearings next year on the use of technology to track driver hours of service

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ATA: 1990's Was Safest Decade Ever

The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever

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NITL Asks For Rate Bureau Changes

The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms

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Fleets Focusing On Cab Exit Injuries

A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.

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NTSB To Hold Hearing On Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth and final hearing on truck safety in New Orleans in January, this one on the effectiveness of commercial driver oversight

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Clinton Signs New Motor Carrier Act

President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety

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OMCS Adds Information and Analysis to Web Site

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.

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DOT Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating

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Tough Battle Expected Over OR Weight-Distance Tax

It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign

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Hours of Service Proposal Goes to White House

A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.

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