Safety & Compliance

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April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Sleep Deprivation Workshop

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep

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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Safety Check of Haldex Automatic Slack Adjusters

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo

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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Fatalities Drop in 2000

Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation

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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Studying Driver Distraction

Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Scientists Warn of Sleep Apnea

British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile

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March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker in Bourbonnais Train Wreck Well Over the Legal Driving Limit

The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said

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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Split Speed Bill Up In Ohio

An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week

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March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Brakes Still Top Defect

Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Drops Proposals For Higher Truck Fees

Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

Tags: Safety

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

House Goes Along With Senate Vote On Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Votes To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Moves To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Honors Drivers

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program

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March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Regs on Chopping Block

The U.S. Senate this week is expected to attempt to overturn the controversial ergonomics regulations

March 3, 2001 - Industry News

Some FMCSA Staff Say Compliance Review Quotas Compromise Safety

A personnel dispute within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is spilling out into the open – although one side is firing from anonymous ambush

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

High Court Rejects Arguments Against Clean Air Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected industry arguments, including those from trucking, that the federal government must consider cost and not just health benefits in setting national air pollution standards

February 26, 2001 - Industry News

State Bills Focus on Cell Phone Use

At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Radioactive Waste Shipments Travel Safely

A truck loaded with special casks heads for the WIPP facility.

Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Short Work Week Blamed for Military Delivery Problems

The military and government are partly to blame for slow truck deliveries, Tom Boyle, president of Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass., recently told the Military Traffic Management Command

February 19, 2001 - Industry News

A Safety Message Worth Sharing

People who misuse alcohol or uses illegal drugs not only put themselves at risk, they also put their families and co-workers at risk. Such people become less productive at work, but more importantly, are more likely

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

British Trucker Gets Five Years for Mobile Phone-Related Crash

A British truck driver faces five years in prison after killing a man in a crash caused by the distraction of using a mobile phone

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