Safety & Compliance

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July 23, 2002 - Industry News

AAA Study: Car Drivers At Fault In Most Fatal Car-Truck Crashes

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirmed what truckers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been saying for years: Car drivers are most often to blame for crashes involving a car and a big rig

July 23, 2002 - Industry News

ABC News To Examine Truck Safety

Television’s ABC World News Tonight is reportedly scheduled to look at the issue of truck safety on its Tuesday evening broadcast

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Kill Terrorist Tips Plan

A plan announced last week by President Bush to enroll the assistance of truckers and others to report possible terrorist-related suspicious activity looks like it may be killed off on Capitol Hill

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

Praxair Chooses Eagle Eye Obstacle Detection System

A large industrial gases company is installing the Eagle Eye Obstacle Detection System in some of its trucks

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Seven Moving Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined seven for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from Florida after the agency received complaints from consumers

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Government Plans Hotline In War On Terrorism

The Bush Administration plans to set up a phone hotline to encourage truckers and others to report tips on suspicious activity

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Looking at More Haz-Mat Security Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the need for escorts, anti-theft devices and other safety measures for hazardous materials shipments

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Calls For Mandatory Driver Training

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. told Congress that in order to improve truck safety, the government should develop mandatory driver training requirements and find a way to end the abuse drivers receive at the docks

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Pushes Funding For Speed Limit Enforcement, Motorist Education

Congress should devote more money to speed limit enforcement and educating motorists about how to drive safely around trucks, said an American Trucking Associations representative in Congressional testimony Tuesday

July 3, 2002 - Industry News

Groups Sue To Reduce Hazmat Fees

The American Trucking Associations and 16 other organizations are asking a court to force the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration to reduce its hazmat registration fees

July 2, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases Report on Truck Parking Shortage

The Federal Highway Administration released its long-awaited report on truck parking, concluding that while there was a parking shortage in 12 states, nationwide, truck parking is “more than adequate.

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pay Bill Introduced In Congress

A bill that started out as a plan to require that truck drivers be paid for on-duty, non-driving time has been introduced in Congress, but it comes with a big change

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Rules See New Life

Legislation that would require recently introduced voluntary ergonomics standards to become mandatory has cleared a hurdle on Capitol Hill

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2002 Shows Improvements

With more inspections performed by fewer people at fewer locations, this year’s 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz found a drop in the number of trucks put out of service

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Parking Shortage Leads To Death In Connecticut

Truck parking is scarce along I-95 in Connecticut, but many local residents have fought tooth and nail against efforts to alleviate the problem. Now a 22-year-old man is dead after slamming into a tractor-trailer parked along the shoulder of an I-95 ramp to sleep

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Truckers Unveil State-of-the-Art Simulator

The Texas Motor Transportation Association this week unveiled a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind Driver Simulator and Mobile Classroom as part of its Sharing the Road Safely -- Texas Style program

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

CB Could Help Improve Work Zone Safety

A device that provides automated warnings via CB radio about upcoming work zones was one that showed promise during recent tests by the University of Missouri-Columbia

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Pushes 65-mph Speed Limit

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. announced a highway safety initiative to push for a nationwide 65-mph truck speed limit

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Considering Separate Truckways

A plan introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill would see special truck lanes on interstate highways that would allow longer, heavier trucks but would keep them separated from cars. But the special truck highways would come with a price – tolls

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Grants $54 Million To Border States

As the day when Mexican trucks will be allowed full access to U.S. highways draws closer, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $54 million in grants to help ensure the safe operation of Mexican trucks in the United States and improve traffic flow at southern border crossings

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Tests Cargo Container Security Device

The U.S. Transportation Department reports success with tests of new technology that will help secure intermodal cargo containers entering ports and border crossings throughout the United States

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck Kicks Off Today

Officials in Virginia today are kicking off Roadcheck 2002, an annual three-day concentrated truck safety inspection effort

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Kelly Tires Recalled

More than 10,000 Kelly Springfield truck tires have been recalled for possible premature tread separation

May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

30,000 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks have been recalled because of a part that could overheat or ignite

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