Safety & Compliance

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May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers Into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers with a combined 15.8 million miles of safe driving were recently honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Safe Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized its member truck fleets for their continued safe operations during the recent 2006 NPTC Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Seatbelt Crackdown Targets Young Males in Pickups

Despite the highest safety belt-use rate ever recorded in the U.S., 48 million Americans still fail to buckle up, according to a recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety

May 9, 2006 - Industry News

Iteris Claims U.S. Study Validates Need for Warning Technology

Iteris Inc., the Anaheim, Calif.-base developer of vision-based safety technologies, said the results of a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strongly validates

May 4, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Administrator, Governors Review Boutique Fuels

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson launched a task force Thursday to review the boutique fuels used across the county. Johnson laid out his vision for the task force

April 26, 2006 - Industry News

Homeland Security Takes Steps to Secure Port Access

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced this week that the department is taking significant steps to enhance security by checking the backgrounds of port workers.

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Traffic Deaths Hit 15-Year High in 2005

More people died on U.S. roads while driving drunk or in bigger vehicles in 2005 despite record seat belt use, pushing traffic deaths nationwide to a 15-year high, the government reported late last week

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

HDBMC Backs Reduction in Trucks Stopping Distance

The heavy duty brake manufacturing industry supports efforts by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent

April 17, 2006 - Industry News

DistTech Earns Safety Honor From NTTC

For the sixth time in the past two decades, Distribution Technologies Inc. (DistTech), a carrier specializing in dedicated and common carriage for liquid bulk commodities, has earned the Outstanding Performance Trophy

April 13, 2006 - Industry News

NTTC Recognizes Dupre’ Transport for Safety Performance

Dupre’ Transport’s liquid and dry bulk operations from the chemical, site and tank operations will be recognized for safety next month during the National Tank Truck Carriers 58th conference in San Antonio, Texas

April 11, 2006 - Industry News

Court: ATA Can Intervene in Public Citizen's HOS Challenge

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted the American Trucking Associations' request to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules, ATA announced Tuesday.

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

New Light Truck Fuel Standards to Include Largest SUVs

New fuel economy standards for light trucks will save 10.7 billions of gallons of fuel and include, for the first time ever, the largest sport utility vehicles, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Wednesday

March 25, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Backs NHTSA Braking Proposal

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business supports the intent of braking systems improvements proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would reduce stopping distances by 20-30 percent

March 24, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA: Driver Behavior Causes Most Truck Crashes

Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Intervenes in Public Citizen HOS Challenge

ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Appoints Its First Medical Review Board

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta this week named the five medical experts who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board (MRB).

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

House OKs Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Battles California Regs on Reefer Tractor-Trailers

The American Trucking Associations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the California Air Resources Board (ARB) from implementing performance standards for engines used to cool refrigerated tractor-trailer

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

Advocates, Teamsters Go to Court Over HOS

Five organizations told a court on Monday that the federal government’s rule detailing how many hours truckers may drive before taking a break is flawed and should be changed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes

February 24, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Opposes ATA Truck Speed Limiter Proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association believes a recent proposal by the ATA to set speed limiters at 68 mph on all new trucks could make roadways more dangerous for drivers of all vehicles

February 23, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Automatic Slack Adjuster Safety Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding automatic slack adjusters

February 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Limiting Truck Speed to 68 mph

The American Trucking Associations, the nation’s largest trucking industry trade group, has endorsed a move to limit the maximum speed of large trucks – at the time of manufacture – to no more than 68 miles-per-hour

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Idle-Reduction Tax Act of 2006

The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday that it endorses the proposed tax credit for purchasing idling reduction equipment for commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. House of Representative

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues 11 Air Brake Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board adopted a final report Tuesday of a runaway truck accident in Pennsylvania that has shown the consequences of improper maintenance on automatic slack adjusters for air brake systems.

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