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DOT Opposes Speed Limit Change In Michigan

Last week, the Michigan House Transportation Committee heard testimony concerning a bill that would create uniform speed limits on the state's highways. But the state Department of Transportation is asking for an alternate proposal that one trucker's organization calls unacceptable

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Bill Would Allow States To Raise Truck Weights

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week would allow states to increase maximum truck weights to as much as 97,000 pounds

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FHWA Proposes Stricter Self-Insurance Rules

The Federal Highway Administration wants to increase financial requirements and raise fees for carriers waiting to self-insure

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South Carolina Raises Speed Limit

South Carolina will raise speed limits on some of the state's interstate highways from 65 mph to 70 mph

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Safety Agency Drafts Plan to Fix CDL

The Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety aims to plug the holes in the Commercial Driver's License program

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Safety Agency Gets Stricter

The cost of breaking federal safety rules just went up. This week, the staff of the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety was told it could start charging trucking companies as much as $10,000 for

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Oregon Wants To Close Drug-Testing Loopholes

A bill in the Oregon House of Representatives would close loopholes in drug- and alcohol-testing regulations that let drivers avoid consequences by changing companies

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DOT Inspector General Suggests Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The idea of putting federal enforcement of truck safety into a separate motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation appears to be gaining tractio

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Survey Says Trucker Drug Use Drops Dramatically

The latest federally conducted survey of trucking companies shows the industry's estimated drug use violation rate has been cut from 2.2 % to 1.3% of drivers tested — a 41% reduction from 1996 to 1997

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McCain Truck Safety Hearing This Week

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, will hold his promised hearing on truck safety tomorrow, April 27. Unless unscheduled panels follow, it will be the last of five congressional hearings on the effectiveness of the federal truck safety program run by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety

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