Safety

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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

April 2, 1999

CRASH Attacks Paperless Logs

The anti-truck "safety" group Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways is reportedly critical of the automated paperless log system that Werner Enterprises is testing in a federal program — allegations that Werner calls "absurd.

April 2, 1999

Trucker In Amtrak Collision Losing License

After begrudgingly returning a full driver's license to trucker John Stokes after his probationary period was up, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has found a way to suspend Stokes' CDL for two months

April 2, 1999

Independent Coal Haulers Targeted In Safety Campaign

Independent truckers who haul coal on West Virginia's public highways will be targeted under a pilot safety program being tested starting this week

April 1, 1999

CRASH Criticizes Conspicuity Retrofit

Although Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways has fought for years to require retrofitting of older trailers with reflective tape, it slammed the new rules announced last week

March 31, 1999

Uniform Speed Limit Bill Progresses In Texas

With nearly 30 legislative proposals on the agenda, a Texas transportation committee hearing Tuesday lasted well into the evening — but with little discussion, a bill that would create uniform speed limits for cars and trucks was passed on to the next step

March 31, 1999

UPS Replaces Mirrors With Sensors In Washington

UPS is complying with Washington state's new backing safety law for trucks by equipping its entire fleet with sophisticated electronic backing aids instead of mirrors

March 31, 1999

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Winners

The Truckload Carriers Assn. honored two trucking companies for emphasizing safety in every aspect of daily business at its recent annual meeting

March 31, 1999

Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week

This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4

March 30, 1999

Mack, Navistar Models Recalled For Steering Problems

Some Mack and Navistar trucks are among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recent auto safety recalls

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