Safety & Compliance

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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

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bendix Recognized for Commercial Vehicle Safety System

Advanced safety technologies stemming from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-6 antilock braking system platform have received attention from outside of the trucking industry

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail Crossing Guide for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver. The cards are designed to help reduce the more than 700 truc

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Petitions NHTSA to Limit Truck Speed to 68 mph

The American Trucking Associations on Friday petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to limit the maximum speed of large trucks at the time of manufacture to no more than 68 mph.

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

Texas First to Receive OK to Raise Private Bonds for Highway Work

Texas can move forward with plans to raise more than $1.8 billion for work on State Highway 121 outside Dallas now that the federal government has approved its request to seek private-sector funds

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Takes Steps to Thwart Counterfeiters

The recent Federal Registration Trademark obtained by Webb Wheel Products Inc., covering its brake drum part numbers has now been recorded with U.S. Customs Service for monitoring. This step will enable the compan

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail-crossing Safety Tip Cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver.

October 18, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Wins Safety Award

Decker Truck Line Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, was recently recognized by the Iowa Motor Truck Association during its “Best of the Best” awards luncheon

October 11, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Presents Industry’s Highest Safety Awards

The American Trucking Associations’ Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council presented the industry’s three highest safety awards at its annual National Conference and Exhibition recently held in Las Vegas.

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Progressive Insurance Pinpoints When Most Truck Crashes Occur

Progressive Commercial Auto, part of The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, recently reviewed claims data from crashes involving commercial vehicles it insures. The study looked at

October 2, 2006 - Industry News

Industry Lauds Senate Confirmation of Peters as DOT Chief

Industry leaders joined President Bush in praising the Senate for its unanimous vote last Friday, confirming Mary Peters as the 15th secretary of the Department of Transportation

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

PHH Arval Introduces PHH Collision Prevention

PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corp., has introduced PHH Collision Prevention, a new fleet safety program that has the potential to reduce major collision costs by up to 40 percent.

September 25, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds VDOT Decision to Withdraw Truck-only Lanes

The American Trucking Associations said it applauds the Virginia Department of Transportation for withdrawing from plans to build tolled truck-only lanes on Interstate 81

September 18, 2006 - Industry News

Public Safety Interest Group Pushes for 68-mph Speed Governors on Trucks

In what is believed to be the first Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) petition jointly filed by a public safety interest group and a group of motor carriers, Road Safe America and Schneide

September 12, 2006 - Industry News

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Urged for Drivers

New recommendations have been released by a joint task force, offering an updated approach to the screening and management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial truck drivers.

September 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation

President Bush has announced he has selected Mary Peters, former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation. Peters headed the Federal Highway Administration

September 5, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates Mary Peters as Transportation Secretary

President Bush has announced he has selected Mary Peters, former federal highway administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation. Peters headed the Federal Highway Administration

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Sentry Insurance Sponsors MTRN Safety Program

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network (MTRN) has announced a new alliance with Sentry Insurance that will provide owner-operators and fleets of all sizes with up-to-date safety information.

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

Big Truck Crash Fatalities, Injuries Down in 2005

A new report on 2005 highway crashes issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a small decline in the number of fatalities from large truck crashe

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