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2011-01-19 11:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations sent a letter today to President Obama concerning his new Executive Order and its applicability to this Administration's recently proposed Hours-of-Service rule changes. "Timing is everything Mr. President, and the timing of your 'Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review' Executive Order could not have been better," stated Graves in his letter. (Logo:...

2011-01-12 15:26:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a cause of truck crashes, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today. Without this, and several other ill-considered revised assumptions, the proposed rule would fail the...

2011-01-12 00:01:32

Making electronic on-board recorders mandatory in addition to the FMCSA's proposed tightening of its hours-of-service regulations would help to keep tired truckers off Georgia's highways and interstates, Atlanta truck accident lawyer Bruce Millar says. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Even though the trucking industry widely believes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has gone too far with recently proposed changes to its hour-of-service regulations, Atlanta truck accident...

2011-01-06 00:01:48

Proposed federal rules changes would guarantee that commercial truck drivers get needed rest and reduce the risk of truck wrecks, Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer Marion Munley says. Scranton, PA (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Pennsylvania truck accident attorney Marion Munley says she fully supports proposed changes to the federal hours of service regulations because they would help keep drowsy truck drivers off the road and protect other motorists. "Our law firm has represented truck accident...

2010-12-29 15:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. This step was taken to ensure that supplies of these products are quickly replenished following the below-normal temperatures and extreme weather Pennsylvania experienced during December. Governor Edward G....

2010-12-23 14:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a self-described effort to get the hours of service rules "right" for professional truck drivers, the Obama Administration missed the mark in many ways with their December 23, 2010 proposal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) The Obama Administration's proposal is "overly complex, chock full of unnecessary restrictions on professional truck drivers and, at its core, would substantially reduce trucking's...

2010-11-05 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has placed Mid-Florida Extraditions of Melbourne, Florida out-of-service and fined the company $2,170 for violating hours-of-service and insurance requirements. The agency has also placed Pegasso Caballero Tours of Houston, Texas out-of-service and fined the company $1,470 for violating vehicle maintenance requirements. Both commercial bus companies must pay the entire civil...

2010-11-04 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has ordered JBS Carriers, Inc. of Greeley, Colorado to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) on its entire fleet of over 700 commercial trucks by March 2011 or pay $81,780 in civil fines. The order comes in response to a comprehensive investigation by FMCSA's Western Service Center that found the company in serious...

2010-11-04 00:00:39

Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) technology developed by Innovative Software Engineerinng (ISE) was successfully demonstrated during normal fleet operations for the first time on October 14 at the FMCSA Technology Showcase in East Tennessee. Driver Hours of Service (HOS) data was displayed in real-time to observers at the Greene County Inspection Station during the demonstration runs that took place all during the event. Numerous FMCSA, state, and local officials - including FMCSA...

2010-10-28 11:25:00

Teams Check for Seat Belt Use, Driver and Vehicle Documentation HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Pennsylvania State Police placed 87 trucks and 53 drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. Pawlowski said Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted Oct. 20 by members of state police motor...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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