Safety & Compliance

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February 21, 2007 - Industry News

Orion Debuts Line of Emergency Safety Kits for Drivers

Orion Safety Products has introduced three new Emergency Safety Kits. The three-kit line was designed to let motorists select a kit that matches their driving habits and weather conditions.

February 15, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Offers Rail Crossing Safety Card

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a new card drivers can keep with them about highway-rail grade crossing safety

February 12, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Takes VORAD To Higher Level Of Safety Technology

Eaton Corp. has introduced its next generation VORAD safety system, which Eaton says will provide the trucking industry with several options to meet the individual safety demands of fleets and owner-operators.

February 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Promoting Employer Notification Systems

The American Trucking Associations has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend its safety regulations to promote greater motor carrier use of “employer notification systems.”

February 8, 2007 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Fleet Help in Speed Differential Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working with industry partners to analyze the potential safety impacts of speed differentials that may exist between cars and trucks on the road.

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

SmartDrive Announces Safety Services Accord with UK Distributor

SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driver risk management systems and services, says it has deployed its in-vehicle, video-based driver safety service to a UK-based client of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

February 6, 2007 - Industry News

First Guard Insurance Honors Freeport Transport

First Guard Insurance Co. has honored Freeport Transport with its “Fleet of the Year Award” for 2006. This is the first time Freeport Transport has won this prestigious award.

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Budget Seeks $67 Billion for Road Construction, Congestion, Safety Programs

The Bush Administration is requesting $67 billion for 2008 to finance key transportation construction, congestion relief and safety programs, and to provide the framework for reforming the aviation system

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Vibrating Earpiece Seen as Driver Fatigue Buster

Amsterdam-based Safety-Ear Europe says it has developed an affordable fatigue detection device that might prevent many serious accidents every year.

January 29, 2007 - Industry News

Florida Considers Bill to Ban Retreads on Trucks in State

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) has responded to a bill introduced by Florida State Senator Victor D. Crist that would prohibit the use of retreaded tires on most commercial vehicles on Florida highways

January 25, 2007 - Industry News

UPS’s Safest Driver Marks 45 Years Without an Accident

UPS driver Ronald Sowder stepped down from his tandem tractor-trailer rig one night last week at the end of his 312-mile route from West Carrollton, Ohio, to Louisville and back. When he touched the ground,

January 24, 2007 - Industry News

Safety Vision Signs Agreement with FLIR Systems

Safety Vision, a global provider of mobile digital video solutions today announced that they entered into an agreement with FLIR Systems Inc., which designs and manufactures thermal imaging cameras.

January 23, 2007 - Industry News

Oshkosh Unveils RollTek Side Roll Protection

LifeGuard Technologies, in partnership with Oshkosh Truck, introduced LifeGuard RollTek on the S-Series front discharge mixers at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. This introduction marks the integration of the first ever rollover protection system

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Georgia Weigh Stations Set Up for PrePass

The Georgia Department of Transportation, in partnership with HELP Inc., is installing a new technology system to reduce the frequency a cargo tractor trailer truck must stop to be weighed while traveling on Georgia's interstates

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Backs Proposed EOBR Rule; Public Citizen Doesn't

The American Trucking Associations has announced its support for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule regarding the use of electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) on commercial vehicles.

January 11, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes HOS Violators Install EOBR Devices on Trucks

Truck and bus companies with a history of serious hours of service violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders in all of their commercial vehicles for a minimum of two years, according to a proposed rul

January 10, 2007 - Industry News

Census Bureau: ‘05 Revenues Hit $292 Billion for Truck, Courier and Storage Industries

Truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage revenues reached $292 billion in 2005, up from $266 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

HOS Survey Shows Most Drivers Have Violated HOS Regs

An online survey about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service regulations shows three out of four drivers admit to have violated the agency’s hours of service regulations, and that 55 percent

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Entry Standards, Roadability Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late this week proposed two new rules – one to toughen standards for entry into the trucking business and the other to require owners of intermodal chassis to maintain that equipment

December 19, 2006 - Industry News

Ohio Truckers Can Continue to Inhale in Their Rigs

Ohio’s truckers no longer have to worry about being ticketed for smoking alone in their cabs, according to a story this week in the Columbus Dispatch

December 15, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner, DOT Complete 3-year Safety Study

Freightliner LLC said it has completed a significant three-year study with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – a field-operational test of Electronically Controlled Braking Systems (ECBS) and other safety technologies

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

OSHA Stamps Safety Honor On Eaton Forging Plant

Eaton Corp. recently received the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP (Voluntary Protection Programs) Star Award for Safety at the company’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division Forge facility in South Bend, Ind.

December 13, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Onboard Diagnostic Systems for Heavy-duty Trucks

For the first time, EPA is proposing to require the emissions control systems of large diesel and gasoline highway trucks and buses to be monitored similarly to passenger cars.

December 11, 2006 - Industry News

'Teens and Trucks' Brochure Gets Kids Around Big Rigs

GEICO Insurance has added "Teens and Trucks" to its online library of safe driving materials for teen drivers. The brochure, developed with the American Moving and Storage Association, includes valuable information for teens on how to

December 6, 2006 - Industry News

Safety Belt Usage by Truck Drivers Up 23 Percent Since ‘03

Safety belt usage among commercial motor vehicle drivers increased significantly in 2006, underscoring the effectiveness of efforts by the American Trucking Associations, the Department of Transportation and other industry group

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