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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

November 27, 2007 - Industry News

ABI Research: Fleets Getting Safer, Saving Money

All new technology costs money, and fleet managers are constantly faced with deciding whether to pay for the latest safety systems or hope that their drivers do not get involved in accidents. But now test result

November 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Honors Roehl Transport as Nation's Safest Carrier

Roehl Transport's safety record earned the carrier the American Trucking Associations top honors in two divisions. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company's van division was recognized as the safes

November 2, 2007 - Industry News

Wisconsin Ups Registration Fees

Wisconsin is upping vehicle registration fees by 30 percent as part of its new budget, effective Jan. 1. According to the American Trucking Associations' State Laws Newsletter, the change will increase Wisconsin's fee for a tractor-trailer

November 1, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Asks Congress to OK Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations Thursday urged Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's 3.4 million truck drivers

October 22, 2007 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Group Urges Drivers to Obey New Chain Laws

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association is trying to get the word out to truck drivers that Colorado's new chain law and rules are in effect and to proceed carefully in the snow

October 19, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Information on Truck Fire Incidents

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking help from Technology & Maintenance Council members, trucking operators and fleet managers nationwide to participate in a survey to better understan

October 19, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Answers Questions About UCRA Program

There are many questions about the UCRA (Unified Carrier Registration Agreement) program that started a month ago, replacing the Single State Registration System (SSRS). Robert C. Pitcher, with the American Trucking Associations' Law and Regulatory Affairs Division

October 16, 2007 - Industry News

PA Opens Idle Reduction to Public Comment

A new regulation approved for public comment Tuesday by the Environmental Quality Board will help clean Pennsylvania's air and save trucking companies millions of dollars in diesel fuel. The regulation, developed by th

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Sponsors OOIDA Safe Driving Award

Volvo Trucks North America said it will sponsor the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association's (OOIDA) Safe Driving Award Program. The program recognizes and rewards OOIDA members for their safe

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