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May 19, 1999

Mineta Wraps Up Truck Safety Analysis

Norman Mineta is wrapping up his analysis of truck safety this week, and will present his recommendations to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Friday. He is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 26

May 18, 1999

Driver Wins Case After Refusing To Drive In Bad Weather

The U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled in favor of a truck driver who was fired for refusing to drive a tractor-trailer in bad weather

May 18, 1999

New Inspection Device To Be Tested In Four States

Kentucky will be the first of four states to test an infrared imaging device to inspect commercial trucks in a two-year pilot project

May 17, 1999

Texas Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill that will let tractor-trailers travel the same speed as other vehicles in Texas has passed both houses of the state's Legislature

May 16, 1999

Train Deaths Ruled Accidental, Driver Fined For Logs

A coroner's inquest into the truck-train crash that killed 11 people in Bourbonnais, IL, in March ruled that the deaths were accidental. However, that doesn't prevent prosecutors from bringing charges against truck driver John Stokes

May 13, 1999

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

May 12, 1999

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

May 10, 1999

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

May 10, 1999

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

May 10, 1999

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

May 5, 1999

FHWA Proposes Stricter Self-Insurance Rules

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

May 5, 1999

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

April 29, 1999

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

April 27, 1999

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

April 23, 1999

Speed Limit Bill Passes Texas House

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks has passed the Texas House of Representatives, according to a spokesman in the office of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Carl Isett

April 22, 1999

AAA Chimes In On Truck Safety Debate

AAA announced this week that it supports revisions to hours-of-service regulations — and the increased use of satellite tracking systems to enforce those regulations

April 21, 1999

Speed Limit Bill On Texas House Calendar

A bill that would implement the same speed limits for cars and trucks could come up for a vote in the Texas House of Representatives as early as today

April 15, 1999

CDL Reform Discussed In Truck Safety Hearings

People who own and drive trucks believe that one of the quickest ways to improve safety would be to strengthen the commercial driver license program by doing a better job reporting on driver performance

April 12, 1999

Truck Safety Hearings Continue Today

Truck safety will be getting more attention in Washington, DC, this week, at a three-day hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board that starts today

April 5, 1999

Speed Limit Changes Possible In Michigan

Legislation under consideration by the Michigan House Transportation Committee would eliminate differential speed limits for trucks and cars on Michigan highways — limits that currently differ by as much as 15 mph

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