Safety & Compliance

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Want to Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies want an exemption from the hours of service rules so they can test a new way to manage driver fatigue. Dart Transit, Eagan, Minn., and Star Transport, Morton, Ill., are working with sleep scientist

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Regs for "Wet Lines" in the Works

Petroleum haulers may see a government proposal to eliminate so-called “wet lines” early next year. Wet lines are the external loading/unloading lines on tank trailers which, after pumping, may still contain fuel. The National Transportation Safety Board believes they’re dangerous. In 1997, NTSB investigated a crash in Yonkers, N.Y., in which a car collided with a tank trailer in the area of its fill line

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Talk to Cheney

Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney visited with truckers in a truckstop in Ohio yesterday, learning about their worries about fuel prices and other issues as part of his "Greatest Generation" bus tour. According to published reports, Cheney nibbled on apple pie and coffee as he shared a table with truckers at the Petro Travel Center about 15 miles south of Bowling Green

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Officer Accused of Accepting Bribes

A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles officer has been accused of accepting bribes from an undercover officer in exchange for not inspecting a trailer properly

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Arbitrators Likely to Say U.S. Was Wrong in Delaying NAFTA Provisions

A panel of international arbitrators reportedly will hand down a decision soon on whether the United States violated the North American Free Trade Agreement by not opening its borders to Mexican trucks

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Looking for "Drowsy Driver" Detection Systems

The National Traffic Safety Administration is looking for non-contact eye closure monitoring devices to use in tests of “drowsy driver” detection systems

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide if Arbitrators Can be Overruled

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether or not the courts can overrule labor arbitration awards when public safety may be at stake

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Train Crossing Gets $3.5 Million Facelift

The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtable: Onboard Recorders, Driver Categories, Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week wrapped up six days of roundtable discussions on its massive hours-of-service proposal

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

The Hours Delay: A Sigh of Relief All Around

It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Safety Video

International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide. The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Patt Supports STAA

Parents Against Tired Truckers is urging truckers to support legislation which would require the posting of the OSHA Surface Transportation Assistance Act Poster 3113 at all trucking facilities and terminals. The poster is designed to inform

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doctors Enlisted To Fight Sleep Disorders

Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, William C. Dement, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center at Stanford University Medical Center, stressed that sleep disorders have become one of the nation’s

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Urges Congress To Reauthorize Funding For MCSAP

Members of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Executive Committee pressed Congress for early action on reauthorization of transportation legislation to ensure a stable funding source for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Operation Lifesaver Offers Tips For Rail Crossing Safety

In September 1997, a trucker was killed in Gary, IN, when he drove around a lowered highway-rail grade crossing gate and was hit by an oncoming Amtrak train. The collision threw the driver out of the truck

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

International Highway Transportation Safety Week Scheduled

International Highway Transportation Safety Week, designed to promote motor carrier highway safety throughout North America, has been scheduled for June 2-7. The event will pay tribute to the people, programs and partnerships that enhance highway safety. The

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DUI Deaths, Injuries, Arrests Continue To Drop

According to an annual report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, alcohol-related accidents, deaths, injuries and arrests fell in 1995. This is the sixth straight year the numbers have declined. The change is attributed to

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Group Opposes Triples In California

A triple-trailer truck was on display at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a press conference sponsored by Californians for Safe Highways (CSH) as part of a state campaign to block the use of triples on

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Raises Truck Speed Limit to 65

In Springfield, IL, campers, buses and big rigs would be allowed to cruise up to 65 mph on four-lane divided highways in rural Illinois under a bill that passed the House.The House voted 78-37 to approve

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Radio Campaign Fights Drowsy Driving

The American Trucking Assns., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, has launched a series of public service announcements to educate motorists about the dangers of driving drowsy. Awake At The Wheel features public service announcements

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar, Navistar Promote Driver Safety With Big Rig Giveaway

Landstar System Inc. and Navistar International are helping truckers focus on safety by awarding Landstar drivers the chance to win a new 9400 Eagle. Robert Fields of Edmonton, KY, took the top prize in the 1997 contest,

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Ratings Available On The Net

The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers is now offering motor carrier safety ratings and other safety data on the Internet. Located at, the site provides a carrier “snapshot”-an electronic record of its identification,

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

No-Penalty Vehicle Inspections Held At Bordentown Petro

The New Jersey State Police Truck Enforcement Unit held voluntary no-penalty vehicle inspections at the Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, during International Highway Transportation Safety Week. Trucks passing the Level One inspections received a CVSA decal good

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

The Truth About Texas Speed Limits

Truckers should know that Texas has not abolished split speed limits as previously reported by the Austin Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Department of Public Safety. When the Austin Statesman stated the Associated Press

October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Lower Traffic Levels Lead To Higher Accident Rates, Study Shows

More cars on the road does not necessarily mean more crashes, according to researchers from the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State University. A recent study on 16 miles of Interstate in Detroit revealed that crash


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