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Bus Crash Renews Wolf Criticism

The Louisiana charter bus crash that killed 22 people on Mother's Day has drawn renewed criticism of commercial vehicle oversight from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA

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Out-of-Service Order Reversed

In a case that may complicate enforcement of safety rules, the Federal Highway Administration was forced to reverse an out-of-service order on a trucking company

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NHTSA To Review Splash And Spray Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will revisit the "splash and spray" issue with a review and evaluation of suppression technology

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Higher CDL Fees Would Pay For Illinois Truck Crackdown

Illinois Gov. George Ryan is expected to sign a bill that will institute higher fees for Illinois commercial driver's license in order to pay for 28 more troopers to crack down on overweight and unsafe trucks

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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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