Safety & Compliance

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March 10, 2008 - Industry News

New Study Finds 1st Hour of Driving Riskiest

A new study underscores earlier evidence that the greatest risk of an accident occurs in the first hour of driving, and that the risk in the second through 11th hour is relatively flat

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Truck Program

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), along with a bipartisan of lawmakers, has called for an investigation into whether the Department of Transportation has violated the Antideficiency Act for funding the Mexican truck pilot program.

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Urges Congress to Keep Cross Border Trucking Program Going

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Monday warned that now is not the time to halt efforts to implement trucking provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement because doing so could hurt an already struggling U.S. economy

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Looking For Truck Parking Info

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the stat

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Use Cameras to Catch Weigh Station Bypassers

Truck drivers who intentionally bypass an Oregon weigh station will soon have little defense when they get their Class B misdemeanor citation in the mail with a summons to appear in court

February 28, 2008 - Industry News

Idaho Ponders Raising Fees to Pay for Infrastructure

The Idaho state House and Senate transportation committees this week discussed proposals on how to raise funds for the state's roads and bridges, including boosting fees on commercial truckers

February 19, 2008 - Industry News

PPD in Strategic Alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeted toward the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a strategic alliance with Avastra Sleep Centers Ltd.

February 11, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue's "Ask The Law" Scheduled for 3 Radio Networks

Ol' Blue, USA's award-winning "Ask The Law" radio program will be in the studios of WBAP, Sirius and XM Satellite Radio the fourth week of March. The safety program will be heard on the Midnight Truckin

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA, DOT Partner for Safety Belt Poster Contest

The American Trucking Associations is joining with the Department of Transportation and other safety belt partners for the first annual "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest. The contest invites children with a parent

February 8, 2008 - Industry News

Truck-involved Fatal Crashes Fall to All-time Low

Three of the primary measures of large truck safety fell to record lows in 2006, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit DD15, Safety Options Now Optional In Sterling Trucks

Detroit Diesel’s new DD15 is now optional in Sterling A (shown) and L-line models.

Sterling Truck says Detroit Diesel's new DD15 heavy truck diesel is now available in its A and L models. The builder also announced new safety options, including Knorr-Bendix air disc brakes, an Eaton collisio

February 4, 2008 - Industry News

Peters: $68 Billion DOT Budget Offers Congestion Relief

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Monday said President Bush's $68 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund the department's safety programs, finance congestion relief program

January 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA's Safety & Loss Panel Seeks Award Nominations

The American Trucking Associations' Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council says nominations are now being accepted for the council's 2008 Excellence in Claims & Loss Prevention Award and 2008 Claims/Loss Prevention Professiona

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Group Backs Anti-Rollover Devices as Standard Equipment

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) would like to see anti-rollover devices installed on all new Class 8 tractors as soon as possible and is asking all major North American heavy truck manufacturers to make the technology standard

December 27, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Mandatory Training for CDL Applicants

Individuals seeking new commercial driver's licenses (CDL) would be required to complete both classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited educational program or institution under a proposed rule announced Thursda

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Nominees Sought for 'Saved by the Belt' Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has launched its "Saved by the Belt" Award Program to recognize commercial motor vehicle drivers who have buckled up and whose lives were saved or injuries significantly reduce

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

CVSA Launches Operation Safe Driver

To curb the number of deadly crashes on the nation's most dangerous highways, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has launched Operation Safe Driver

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

President Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush Wednesday signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blended with standard petroleum fuels on an annual schedule

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Testifies Today in Support of HOS Rule

The American Trucking Associations will testify today before a Senate Subcommittee that it supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent Interim Final Rule on driver's hours of service. The interi

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush today signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blende

December 12, 2007 - Industry News

ATA, Con-way Launch Holiday Safety Campaign

With a record 64.9 million drivers expected to hit the road this holiday season, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Con-way Freight have teamed up to launch a national public service announcement (PSA) safe-driving campaign

December 11, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Retains 11-hour Driving Limit

Truck drivers will continue to be able to drive 11 hours within a 14-hour duty period and use the 34-hour restart under an Interim Final Rule made public Tuesda

December 11, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Retains 11-hour Driving Limit

Truck drivers will continue to be able to drive 11 hours within a 14-hour duty period and use the 34-hour restart under an Interim Final Rule made public toda

December 3, 2007 - Industry News

N.C. Trucking Association Spearheads Highway Safety Plan

The North Carolina Trucking Association has teamed with the state's Governor's Highway Safety Program to spearhead a new state initiative aimed at enhancing commercial vehicle safety. The program is unique in that

November 29, 2007 - Industry News

PPD Vice President Wins Sleep Apnea Award

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeting the commercial vehicle industry, said its vice president, Wendy Sullivan, has received an award from the American Sleep Apnea Association

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