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2011-11-30 08:30:00

<font size="2" face="Arial">Safety Groups, Victims and Survivors, and Labor Urge Congress Not to Bow to Special Interests on Life and Death Safety Issue</font> WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safety groups, families of truck crash victims, and labor today joined U.S. Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) at a press conference to support revising the truck driver hours of service (HOS) rule to reduce driver fatigue, a...

2011-11-30 08:30:00

Hoffa: Federal Regulators Must Protect Workers' Health and Safety WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said federal regulators should put the health and welfare of American truck drivers above the greed of the trucking industry. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO</font>) Hoffa's comment came before a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule before...

2011-11-29 15:36:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of tomorrow's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves questioned the aims of groups pressing the federal government to dismantle a successful regulation. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO</font>) "Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

2011-11-16 09:33:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves praised the efforts of the nation's truck drivers, safety directors and law enforcement officers today for their contribution to the continued progress in the industry's safety record. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Based on the latest report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving a large truck have fallen...

2011-10-06 15:23:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teletrac, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking industry since 1988, today announced it has been selected by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide its award-winning Fleet Director® GPS fleet tracking and Hours of Service (HOS) software to FMCSA for its United States - Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking pilot...

2011-09-06 09:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, American Trucking Associations urged the Obama administration to live up to its promise to relieve the burden of unnecessary regulations as it considers changes to the hours-of-service rules. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Late last year, DOT's Federal Motor Carrier...

2011-08-31 12:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) final rule approving use of electronic on board recorders (EOBRs) on trucks operated by certain motor carriers. EOBRs are devices intended to track the movement and duty status of drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. The federal appeals court found that the final rule was "arbitrary and capricious" because FMCSA...

2011-08-01 14:18:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed July 29, American Trucking Associations said that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan "represents a genuine effort on the part of the agency to listen to, and incorporate, the recommendations of stakeholders," however, ATA went on to tell the agency that, while a good start, the plan does not do enough to address the root causes of crashes. (Logo:...

2011-07-22 11:07:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, received a "Satisfactory" rating, the highest rating possible, in a recent Compliance Review. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) thoroughly reviews compliance based on seven areas including: accident records, equipment and maintenance records, driver qualifications, and drug and alcohol testing. "We are pleased our drivers are among the safest in the...

2011-07-21 13:53:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Dan England, chairman and president of C.R. England Inc., and vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations, urged Congress to adopt several ATA-suggested initiatives to improve highway safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO ) Specifically, Mr. England urged Congress to raise the bar for new companies entering the industry by requiring them to...