Safety & Compliance

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April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Tank Truck Group Urges Broader Background Checks

New background checks for hazmat licenses required by the Patriot Act are already causing problems in the hazmat driver pool, says the National Tank Truck Carriers

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Looks At Volvo Recall

At the urging of an owner-operator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to take a closer look at a recall of Volvo trucks. The news comes as the agency published details about its decision to grant only parts of one association's petition to investigate other alleged problems in Volvo heavy trucks

Tags: Safety

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Wyoming DOT Says More Truck Parking Needed

A Wyoming Department of Transportation study found more truck parking is needed in the state. According to the study, about 100 to 200 more parking spaces are needed on I-80 in the Rawlins and Laramie areas during peak hours

Tags: Safety

April 3, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman Highlights Fatigue As Major Cause Of Accidents

As part of national Sleep Awareness Week, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Marion Blakey this week emphasized the need for truck drivers, other transportation workers, and in fact everyone behind the wheel to be aware of the dangers of fatigue

Tags: Safety

April 3, 2002 - Industry News

IMMI Provides Seat Belts For Volvo

IMMI has announced it will supply lap-shoulder seat belt systems for Volvo Trucks’ VN and VHD model trucks

Tags: Safety

April 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA's Canary Calls For Crackdown On Speeders

The head of the American Trucking Assns. has challenged top federal and state motor vehicle safety officials to support his call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks

Tags: Safety

April 2, 2002 - Industry News

State, IRP Await Court Decision on Oklahoma Registration Rules

April 12 should be a pivotal date in the battle over registration rules in Oklahoma

April 2, 2002 - Industry News

Study Says Americans Lack Enough Sleep

A new study concludes truckers are among the millions of American not getting enough sleep, putting them at increased risk for accidents, injuries and health problems

Tags: Safety

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

Beware of "Zippers"

Forget that stuff about the arrival of the first robins and daffodils. If you're a professional truck driver, there is no such season as Spring. There are just two seasons. One is Winter. The other is "Construction.

Tags: Safety

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Issues Sanctions Against Oklahoma

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has ordered all member jurisdictions to “immediately suspend distribution of fees payable. . .to Oklahoma."

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Florida Broker, Two New York Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined two for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York State and one household goods broker from Florida

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

UK Study: Mobile Phones Worse Than Booze

A British study found that motorists talking on mobile phones while driving are more dangerous than drunk drivers

Tags: Safety

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Study Names Best and Worst State DOTs

State transportation departments are getting mixed grades in a new study over how they do their job

March 25, 2002 - Industry News

Task Force to Explore Link Between Corrosion, De-Icers

Trucking industry executives attending the Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month formed a task force to examine the growing problem of truck corrosion possibly caused by de-icing and dust control chemicals on roads

Tags: Safety

March 25, 2002 - Industry News

Two Truckers Cited In Deadly Georgia Pileup

The two truckers in the front of the pack of Georgia's worst crash pileup in history have been fined thousands of dollars for violating hours of service violations

Tags: Safety

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Plans To Test Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly planning to put retreaded truck tires to the test. According to Tire Business, NHTSA plans to see how commercial retreads compare to new truck tire standards

Tags: Safety

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth First Manufacturer To Offer Infrared Night Vision

Kenworth Nightvision, as installed on the T800 Technology Truck on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Kenworth will now offer Bendix Xvision night vision system as optional equipment for its Class 8 models under the name Kenworth Night Vision

Tags: Safety

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Updated Out-of-Service Criteria Available

The 2002 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is available from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Drivers: Don't Forget The Medical Kit

It's often hard to get medical care on the road, so it's important to carry a personalized medical kit in the truck, both for your own health and for responding to emergencies

Tags: Safety

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

House Deal Would Increase Highway Spending

Last week the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that seeks to add $4.4 billion to President Bush's $23.3 billion request for highway funding

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

View Window Factor In Crash Damages

A Washington State jury has found a log truck owner-operator and Paccar responsible for a 1997 crash that left a woman paralyzed

Tags: Safety

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

No Cuts for Hazmat Fees

Proposed reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers have once again been delayed

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Congressman To Support Non-Driving Pay Bill For Truckers

A move is afoot to mandate that trucking companies pay their drivers for the time they spend on-duty, but not driving

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Recalls Trucks For Steering Problem

Mack has recalled nearly 900 CH and CX model trucks for a possible steering problem

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2002 - Industry News

Government Working On Cargo Security

A top federal official told a recent association meeting that government agencies are working on a security master plan, even as many in the transportation industry are confused about what is expected of them security-wise

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