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FHWA Kicks Off Truck, Bus Safety Week

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth Wykle today kicked off the fourth annual International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5

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Little Leeway In New Jersey Speed Limits

Think you're safe from a ticket if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit? If you're in New Jersey, think again. State police records show that since the limit was raised to 65 mph on some roads in the state, troopers have been issuing plenty of tickets to people clocked between 1 and 9 mph above the limit

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Truck Accidents and Fatalities Drop

The number of fatalities related to heavy truck crashes dropped nearly 2% from 1997 to 1998. The trucking industry is hailing the statistic, released as Congress is searching for ways to make trucking safer after fatalities increased slightly the year before

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Speed-Limit Bill On Hold In Michigan

Due to an unexpectedly long debate on an unrelated issue in Michigan, lawmakers in the House Transportation Committee were not able to consider a speed-limit bill during their May 20 meeting

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Pennsylvania Seeks Damages For Fatal Crash

There may be serious repercussions for a trucking company involved in a fatal wreck a year ago

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Wolf Tightens Screws on OMCHS

Rep. Frank Wolf is going to withhold funding for the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety until he sees significant reforms in the federal truck safety program

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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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