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2011-06-08 13:25:00

State Police Teams Focus on Seat Belt Use and Commercial Driver Fatigue HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police placed 107 trucks and 72 commercial drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and driver fatigue, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted across the state on June 1 by motor carrier enforcement teams....

2011-05-24 13:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration it supported the agency's proposal to require motor carriers to install devices to record drivers' hours of service electronically, but urged the agency to address important device design and performance requirements. Also, ATA raised a number of serious concerns about the supporting documents component of the proposal. Specifically, ATA pointed out...

2011-05-24 11:02:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, NACD filed comments with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expressing concerns about the agency's proposed rule to require all interstate carriers currently using Records of Duty (RODs) logbooks to use electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to monitor hours of service compliance. Last year, FMCSA finalized a rule requiring carriers with serious records of HOS violations to install EOBRs. Now FMCSA is...

2011-04-13 12:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the American Trucking Associations again called on the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to abandon their proposed changes to the hours-of-service rules following the release of new data showing significant declines in truck-related crashes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Since FMCSA began its effort to revise these rules, we have...

2011-04-13 10:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) recently filed comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the January 28, 2011 Federal Register issue regarding Docket Numbers PHMSA-2010-0319 (HM-255) & FMCSA-2006-25660, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed concerns about the...

2011-04-12 12:02:00

Strike Force Inspections Remove 289 Unsafe Passenger Buses and Drivers WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state and local law enforcement partners across the nation recently conducted 2,782 surprise passenger carrier safety inspections over a nine-day period that resulted in 289 unsafe buses or drivers being removed from our roadways. The...

2011-04-08 16:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. Department of Transportation's release of the details of a pilot program to restart longhaul cross-border trucking program, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The American Trucking Associations welcomes the progress that the United States and Mexico are making to resolve their ongoing dispute over...

2011-03-29 12:42:00

Motor Carrier Enforcement Teams Conduct Safety Inspections HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Police placed 162 trucks and 103 drivers out of service during a March 22 statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, acting Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. Noonan said Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted by members of state police motor...

2011-03-07 16:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reviews are in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed hours-of-service rule, and from shippers to law enforcement agencies, organizations of all stripes are panning the agency's proposal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Several of the proposed changes will create more difficulty for roadside inspectors and law enforcement officers to verify compliance . . . we believe the...

2011-03-07 10:37:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed March 4, American Trucking Associations again called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to abandon its politically motivated proposal to revise the hours-of-service rules and retain the current rules which are based on science and have been proven to function safely. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "In its current HOS proposal, the agency has abandoned years of objective...