Safety & Compliance

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Higher Speeds Shorten Tire Life

A study performed for The Maintenance Council by Bridgestone/Firestone found that higher speed limits have resulted in higher tire costs

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker May Have Driven Around Warning Gates

An eyewitness has told authorities that he saw a truck loaded with steel enter a railroad crossing despite flashing warning lights just before it was struck by an Amtrak train, reports the Associated Press. However, because of language problems, there were conflicting interpretations of the Spanish-speaking witness’s account about whether the warning gates were down

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driver Investigated In Amtrak Tragedy

The death toll in the Amtrak train derailment near Chicago has been dropped to 11, but investigators are taking a hard look at the truck driver whose flatbed trailer was across the tracks when the train slammed into it at 79 mph Monday night

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March 17, 1999 - Industry News

More of the Same at Hill Hearings: Get Tough On Trucks

Federal officials continued to call for tougher truck safety enforcement at hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday

March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck-Train Collision Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people died Monday night when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a flatbed trailer loaded with steel rods in Bourbonnais, IL

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa May Reopen Rest Stop Parking For Trucks

Two rest stops on Interstate 35 near Clear Lake, IA, that were closed last summer despite protests from a trucking group may be reopened as truck parking areas

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Suspended After Fatigue Suspected In Fatal Crash

A trucker whose log book entries were questioned by state police after a fatal collision on the Maine Turnpike was suspended without pay, reports the Associated Press

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March 12, 1999 - Industry News

More Truck Safety Hearings Coming Up

Truck safety continues to get front-burner attention in Washington, as a House panel and the National Transportation Safety Board schedule more hearings this month and next

March 12, 1999 - Industry News

MCSAP Changes Give States More Flexibility In Truck Safety

The Federal Highway Administration, under orders from Congress, has proposed changes to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance program that will shift emphasis from activities to results

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Bill Could Mean Big Speed Variance

A bill under consideration in the Oregon Senate could boost speed limits for cars on rural interstates to 70 or 75 mph, while trucks remain restricted to 55

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fleet Indicted For Logbook Violations

A 17-truck Pennsylvania fleet with the worst safety record in the state has been indicted for encouraging its drivers to exceed federal hours-of-service limits and keep false logbooks

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Legislators Slow Moving On Speed Limit Bill

Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee are in no hurry to consider a bill calling for uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on many Texas highways, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Ratings On The Web

The International Motor Carrier Audit Commission sounds like a new government agency about to hassle carriers, but it isn’t — at least it isn’t a government agency. But that doesn’t mean it won't be hassling carriers; it’s still too early to tell

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Legislature Considers Uniform Speed Limits

Bills introduced in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate address the issue of uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on the state’s highways

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March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Louisiana Council Wants Slower Trucks

A panel created by the Louisiana state Legislature voted to recommend slower speed limits for trucks on four-lane highways – but it was far from a unanimous vote

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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Calls For Safety Vigilance

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is going all-out to focus the nation’s attention on transportation safety

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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Wykle Disputes ‘Facts’ In OMC Analysis

The man in the truck safety hot seat at the Department of Transportation advises patience and careful study of the facts before anything is done to the Office of Motor Carriers

February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Few Show Up For PATT Conference

Turnout was quite low Friday morning for the opening of Parents Against Tired Truckers’ first symposium on driver fatigue in San Diego

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February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Flips Rig To Avoid Worse Accident

A log truck driver is being credited with preventing an even worse accident by flipping his truck when a car ahead of him suddenly stopped on a Mississippi highway

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

Montana To Get Split Speed Limits

A bill giving Montana auto drivers a daytime speed limit for the first time since 1995 is expected to be signed by the governor. The measure specifies lower limits for trucks than for other vehicles

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

National Transportation Safety Conference Next Week

The Department of Transportation has announced a two-day national transportation safety conference to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning March 2

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February 24, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Previews Ergonomics Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued what amounts to a test balloon for its ergonomics standards.

February 23, 1999 - Industry News

Hearing Finds Office Of Motor Carriers Doing Poor Job

The Office of Motor Carriers got knocked around on Capitol Hill yesterday as Rep. Frank Wolf and others took the agency to task for shortcomings in its enforcement of truck safety rules

February 19, 1999 - Industry News

Lautenberg Plans To Step Down

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg has spent his 16 years in the Senate plugging away on transportation and other issues. The 75-year-old Democrat has announced he will not run again

February 18, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Chairs Truck Safety Panel

Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has enlisted a respected Washington veteran to help lower the heat in the congressional dispute over truck and bus safety enforcement

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