TRUCK-SAFETY RULES GO IN FOR A TUNE-UP

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulate the trucking industry. Their efforts, however, are often duplicative, costly, and confusing. This article reports that the government, led by the FHWA, has initiated regulatory reform. The four-phase process to review and eliminate redundant and outdated rules includes: 1) public meetings to solicit input; 2) research to review existing truck-safety literature; 3) new rules development; and 4) new user guide development. "Hours of service" is the hottest reform issue and is expected to take 18 months to 2 years to address. Reform will have a safety payoff--trucking companies will be able to focus on prevention rather than compliance.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-23
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1996 12:00AM