Pryor Proposal to Increase Security in Trucking Industry is Approved - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Pryor Proposal to Increase Security in Trucking Industry is Approved

OCTOBER 3, 2006 - Posted at 7:30 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Legislation that includes proposals by Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas to enhance security in the trucking industry is headed to President Bush for his signature.

Pryor's proposal toughens penalties for drivers license fraud and places tighter restrictions on foreign truckers working in the United States.  It orders the U.S. Department of Transportation to verify citizenship status of all eleven million commercial driver's license holders in the United States and to step up efforts to eliminate fraud.

Pryor's proposal also would require the Department of Homeland Security to revise customs and immigration guidelines for foreign truckers, specifically from Mexico.

Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, has said that new regulations may add some work for the trucking industry but he was willing to trade the red tape for safer highways.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • AGFC holds meeting on improving duck hunting season

    AGFC holds meeting on improving duck hunting season

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:34:15 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:49:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held a meeting for duck hunters in Jonesboro on how they plan to improve the duck-hunting season.

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held a meeting for duck hunters in Jonesboro on how they plan to improve the duck-hunting season.

  • Two men, over 20 warrants

    Two men, over 20 warrants

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-03-29 02:45:08 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:46:40 GMT
    Kevin Mathis & Mario Mason (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)Kevin Mathis & Mario Mason (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

    Two men, over twenty warrants on Warrant Watch this week

    Two men, over twenty warrants on Warrant Watch this week

  • City seeks grant to get firefighters to the scene faster

    City seeks grant to get firefighters to the scene faster

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:42:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The City of Jonesboro hopes to receive a grant to pay for three Opticom IR Systems to install on a few of the city's busiest intersections. 

    The City of Jonesboro hopes to receive a grant to pay for three Opticom IR Systems to install on a few of the city's busiest intersections. 

Powered by Frankly