2003 Special Reports Archive
December

Tuesday, December 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: HOS - the good news?

Thursday, December 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Trucker has a close encounter with Ohio sniper

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
ROAD ALERT: Truckers warned to stay alert in Columbus, OH, area

Thursday, December 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: DOT’s Inspector General notes trucking challenges for fiscal year 2004

Friday, December 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA partnership to drive truckers to ‘Set an example and buckle up’

Wednesday, December 17, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Groups sue FMCSA on its HOS rules

Monday, December 22, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Threat level up a notch

Wednesday, December 31, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Code orange to stay - truck inspections up, flights to have armed officers

November

Thursday, November 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Shooting kills two at Ohio trucking terminal

Thursday, November 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Bills place chassis responsibility on owners - not drivers

Tuesday, November 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: The biggest tax you never knew about

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Group studies best way to pay for road work

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: New financing options sought for transportation

Friday, November 14, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA urges vigilance in daily trucking operations

Friday, November 14, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA’s Sandberg greets O/O’s at OOIDA headquarters

Friday, November 21, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Colorado town delays engine brake decision

Friday, November 21, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Chairman Young’s highway proposal - some specifics

October

Friday, October 03, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Surprise in the mailbox?

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers should exercise caution in areas covered by grocery strikes

Wednesday, October 22, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Angry truckers to meet tonight to oppose new fees in Illinois; bill introduced to repeal increase

Friday, October 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Illinois truckers show their anger over hiked fees

Friday, October 31, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Colorado town’s engine brake law moves forward

September

Wednesday, September 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Wanna fake driver’s license? Easy as pie, GAO says

Friday, September 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: World’s largest truck convoy under way

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers beware - Hurricane heads toward East Coast

Thursday, September 18, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Hurricane information readily available for truckers headed to East Coast

Friday, September 19, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Altered route keeps this trucker out of the worst of Isabel

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA settles Intrenet suit for return of escrow funds

Friday, September 26, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Report - U.S. bridges and tunnels at risk from terrorists

August

Friday, August 01, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Governor vetoes bill to end split speed limit; override attempt expected

Thursday, August 14, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Legislative issues affecting truckers still active

Monday, August 18, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Power still iffy in Michigan: truckers looking for fuel

Monday, August 18, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Power outage - lots of questions, few answers

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA signs on its 100,000th member

Friday, August 22, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Record winter diesel prices feared

Friday, August 29, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truck makers assess high-tech security options

July

Wednesday, July 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Safety Month survey shows 33 percent saw positive results

Wednesday, July 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Terror tips for truckers - DHS maintains ‘elevated’ threat level

Thursday, July 03, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: First Diesel Engine Emissions Summit - What can we expect with EPA’s 2007 regs?

Thursday, July 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation alerts truckers to Monon cracking concerns

Monday, July 21, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA wants employers to know more about drivers

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA vs. Arctic: Recent ruling seen as significant for truckers

Friday, July 25, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA members dominate truck beauty contest at Iowa-80 Jamboree

June

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA kicks off June campaign for strict compliance by truckers

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Texas House resolution supports Safety Month

Wednesday, June 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Trucker says the big rigs are already running compliant

Wednesday, June 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Michigan designates June as Truck Safety Month

Thursday, June 05, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Louisiana recognizes June as Truck Safety Month

Thursday, June 05, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: One driver says &rlquo;no’

Friday, June 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Safety Month success - Lawyers say logbook violations virtually nonexistent

Friday, June 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Kentucky’s Gov. Patton proclaims support for truckers

Friday, June 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Reviews positive on OOIDA’s run compliant effort

Friday, June 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Two more states pass resolutions supporting Safety Month

Tuesday, June 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers respond to pressure during OOIDA’s June Safety Month

Tuesday, June 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Virginia governor names June Truck Safety Month

Wednesday, June 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Talent introduces Safety Month Resolution in U.S. Senate

Wednesday, June 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMSCA says no dice to young driver program

Wednesday, June 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA seeks enforcement authority over motor carrier officials

Wednesday, June 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA to Ohio Senate panel - split speeds simply not safe

Thursday, June 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA wants wider enforcement over carriers and drivers

Thursday, June 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Skelton signs on as cosponsor of Safety Month resolution in U.S. Congress

Friday, June 13, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Groups battle to continue split speeds in Illinois

Friday, June 13, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Split data at the heart of battle over split speed limits

Monday, June 16, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Idaho governor recognizes June Safety Month

Monday, June 16, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Trucker compliance stories rolling into OOIDA

Tuesday, June 17, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: June Safety Month - more positive reports

Wednesday, June 18, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: No usage tax in Illinois; new plan would increase IRP fees

Wednesday, June 18, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Blumenauer signs on as cosponsor of Safety Month resolution in U.S. Congress

Thursday, June 19, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: une Safety Month - cool runnings

Tuesday, June 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Answering your questions on background checks for hazmat endorsements

Tuesday, June 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Strict compliance with speed limits: better fuel mileage

Thursday, June 26, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Road safety stories - Persistence pays off

Friday, June 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Lobbyists apply six-year brake on heavier, longer truck issue

Friday, June 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Port terminals could face fines if they make trucks wait - and idle - in California

Friday, June 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Growing support for Safety Month - U.S. Rep. Nethercutt is latest cosponsor

Friday, June 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Law firm says violations down throughout June

May

Thursday, May 08, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Frequently asked questions about HOS rules

Tuesday, May 13, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Congress backs OOIDA’s June safety initiative

Monday, May 19, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Ohio lawmaker introduces uniform speed bill

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Big changes for truck-stopping technology bill, but measure moving ahead in California

Friday, May 23, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Pressure from your carrier? Now you can tell us online

Monday, May 26, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: C.W. McCall puts his voice behind OOIDA’s June Safety Month

Friday, May 30, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Running compliant steering in positive direction

April

Friday, April 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Idaho legislators pushing for heavier trucks; OOIDA, others fighting effort

Friday, April 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: No place like home

Thursday, April 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Military technology urged for border and port security

Thursday, April 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA, others to explore trucking health issues

Friday, April 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Ridge outlines transportation security plan

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: TSA warning - beware the ’double‘ explosion tactic

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: It’s April 15 - do you know where your 1040 is?

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Mexico irked, may block U.S. trucks

Wednesday, April 23, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Going home a crime - Say it isn’t so

Wednesday, April 23, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers slow New Orleans port operations - OOIDA urges caution

Thursday, April 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA believes new hours-of-service rules to have minimal impact on safety

Thursday, April 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA on HOS - longer driving hours, more rest, no black boxes

Thursday, April 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: New Orleans truckers achieving national attention

Friday, April 25, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: California may let cops put the brakes on trucks - literally

March

Thursday, March 06, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate panel urging e9-1-1 action

Monday, March 10, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Easy money? Not so easy for Legacy Leasing

Tuesday, March 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: New Jersey announces highway safety initiatives

Thursday, March 13, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Bill to cut sales taxes on trucks in Arkansas headed for approval

Thursday, March 13, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Is Oklahoma compliant yet? IRP administrators will decide

Friday, March 14, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: DOT’s IG urges covert procedures to monitor CDL examiners

Tuesday, March 18, 2003
BE PREPARED: Dealing with a biological attack

Wednesday, March 19, 2003
BE PREPARED: What to do in a chemical attack

Wednesday, March 19, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: A sign of a clean rest area ahead

Thursday, March 20, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: If you spot terrorist activity - here’s the number to call

Thursday, March 20, 2003
FBI ALERT: Watch for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah

Thursday, March 20, 2003
BE PREPARED: Dealing with explosions and nuclear attacks

Thursday, March 20, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Transportation/trucking center stage as war looms

Thursday, March 20, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: One bad apple

Friday, March 21, 2003
WEB SPECIAL: FBI fears Shukrijumah’s dirty bomb capability

Friday, March 21, 2003
MATS NEWS SPECIAL: Some highlights from the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville

February

Monday, February 03, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers burned up over alleged ticket in California

Tuesday, February 04, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: DOT to improve CDL process, Mexican truck inspections

Friday, February 07, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. goes to code orange: High attack risk, dirty bomb feared

Friday, February 07, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Effort to aid homebound Arkansas truckers hits a bump in the road

Tuesday, February 11, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Easy money? Funding Tree apparently takes root in Nevada

Wednesday, February 12, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers hit by diesel price spikes

Thursday, February 20, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: States begin withholding IRP fees to Oklahoma

Friday, February 21, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Amendment would move up registration fix in Kansas

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA breaks ground on headquarters expansion

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: War worries prompt call for fuel gouging investigation

Thursday, February 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Arkansas effort to aid homebound truckers in trouble

Thursday, February 27, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Oklahoma extends tag and IFTA deadlines

Friday, February 28, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: ATTN truckstops - The FBI wants this tree-hugging guy

January

Thursday, January 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Mexican truck entry spurs insurance fraud concerns

Thursday, January 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: State of NC and governor sued: accused of pilfering road money

Thursday, January 02, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Schumer plan looks to terrorism via trucks; OOIDA responds

Wednesday, January 08, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA’s General VP Robert Driscoll succumbs to cancer

Thursday, January 16, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Court order puts the brakes on Mexican truck entry

Friday, January 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. security rules create trade insecurity, Canadian group says

Friday, January 24, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: President’s visit to trucking company doesn’t include its owner-operators

Wednesday, January 29, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: Arkansas House to vote Wednesday on truck sales tax cap, amnesty