Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

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18 HDT • NOVEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com S afety advocates and the Teamsters union sued to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue truck driver training rules. The suit came just a month af ter the agency launched an at tempt to negotiate a rule be- cause it has not been able to draf t a rule that would be accepted by all the parties. In their suit, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Citizens for Safe and Reliable Highways and the Teamsters said the agency must be ordered to produce a rule. "People are dying needlessly while the agency drags its feet," said Advocates at tor- ney Henry Jasny. "New truck drivers need to be properly trained before they get behind the wheel." The suit asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to order the agency to produce a rule by a date certain. The agency has been trying to draf t a rule for seven years but has not been able to set tle on a final version because of disagreements over how it should work. Last August it proposed using a neutral middle man to see if it is possible to find agree- ment among carriers, driver groups, trainer, state agencies, safety advocates and insurance companies. The suit signals that advocates are not interested in this approach. ■ WASHINGTONreport Reduce Your Fleet Costs with LUBER-FINER ® TRT TM © 2014 Luber-finer. An ISO14001 and ISO/TS16949 registered company. 200 S. 4th Street, Albion, IL 62806-1313. t s T TM Proven ROI... See how much your fleet can save! Use our TRT Fleet Calculator or online at: www.luberfiner.com/value-calculator Metering tube Protective liquid additive TRT ™ additive basket Specifically engineered, Luber-finer TRT TM (Time Release Technology) filters help reduce escalating fleet-maintenance costs and help heavy-duty fleets extend oil-change intervals by increasing the protection against oil degradation in modern diesel engines. Meets or exceeds OEM specifications for capacity, efficiency and restriction. Hotline (800) 882-0890 • www.luberfiner.com Advocates, Teamsters sue for training rule Circle 257 on Reader Action Card "People are dying needlessly while the agency drags its feet. New truck drivers need to be properly trained before they get behind the wheel." –Henry Jasny Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

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