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New Safety Regs Will Restrict Trucking Entrants

New safety regulations are going to make it harder to get into the trucking business. Congress has ordered the Department of Transportation to make all newcomer truckers prove they understand the safety rules. And all new operations will have to undergo a safety inspection within 18 months of opening their doors

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Safety Reform Tightens the CDL Net

A key element of the new safety regime under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be stricter regulation of the Commercial Drivers License

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New Study: Truckers Not At Fault In Most Fatal Accidents

Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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States Target Road Rage

Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.

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The Truck Safety Bill: Finding Out What’s Wrong

The safety legislation that Congress passed November 19 is a two-part meal: a special first course, followed by meat-and-potatoes

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EPA To Propose Information Access Web Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly seek regulations requiring vehicle manufacturers to post emissions related repair and service information on a web site.

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Truck Safety Gets a Seat at the Table

Congress made itself clear: it’s time for the federal truck and bus safety program to stand on its own. Legislation passed last week contains the most significant change in truck safety regulation in more than 30 years.

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PATT Issues Fatigue Warning

Maine-based Parents Against Tired Truckers has issued a safety advisory to drivers for the holiday season.

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OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a proposal for a long-awaited requirement that truckers and other companies establish comprehensive programs to protect workers from injuries

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Congress Passes Major Truck Safety Reforms

Congress passed a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

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