Sean McNally

Mineta Tours Shippers’ Facilities Promoting Anti-Congestion Plan

SALT LAKE CITY — Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta visited shippers in four states on a pair of day trips this month aimed at highlighting the effect of congestion on U.S. business and advocating the Department of Transportation’s plan to ease the nation’s jammed transportation network.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2006

FMCSA Proposes to Change SafeStat Fleet-Rating Formula

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed changing the formula that it uses to run its SafeStat carrier rating system, alterations that may change the fleets identified as posing a crash risk.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 10, 2006

Watchdog Criticizes FMCSA Over Repeat Rule-Breakers

The Department of Transportation’s internal watchdog office said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not doing enough to stop carriers who repeatedly break federal safety rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2006

DHS Starts TWIC Program With Port Worker Checks

The Department of Homeland Security said last week it has started conducting background checks on hundreds of thousands of port workers, the first step in unveiling the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, commonly referred to as TWIC.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2006

NTSB Calls for Collision-Avoidance Systems

The National Transportation Safety Board has again called for the installation of collision avoidance technology on new large trucks following its investigation of a 2003 accident that involved a tractor-trailer and several passenger cars at a toll booth in Illinois.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2006

OEMs, Safety Groups at Odds Over Stopping-Distance Cuts

Several truck and brake manufacturers disagreed sharply with safety advocates over how much the Department of Transportation should cut heavy-truck stopping distances, with the manufacturers preferring a less-drastic reduction while another brake maker and safety groups pressed for shorter distances and mandated disc brakes.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2006

FMCSA Prepares Chassis Safety Rule Making Owners Responsible

The long-awaited intermodal chassis safety rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was undergoing the final stages of a review last week before being sent to the Office of Management and Budget, a spokesman for the agency said.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2006

Court Asked to Assign HOS Case to Same Panel

Attorneys representing Public Citizen filed a motion asking that its challenge to current hours-of-service rules for truck drivers be judged by the same panel that overturned the prior regulation.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2006

ATA, OOIDA Urge NHTSA to Reconsider Vehicle-Lighting Rules

A pair of trucking groups urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take another look at proposed changes to its rules on vehicle lights and similar equipment.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2006

Transport Worker IDs to Debut at Year’s End, Official Says

An official with the Department of Homeland Security told a shipper group that the agency plans to introduce a single identification card for transportation workers later this year.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2006

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