Safety & Compliance

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Restructures Field Offices

Oct. 6 – The Federal Highway Administration is streamlining its field organization, replacing its nine regional offices with four “virtual” resource centers. The centers are: Eastern, located in Baltimore; Southern, located in Atlanta; Midwestern, located in

October 1, 1998 - Industry News

Oily Sealant May Have Contributed to Fiery Accident

Oct. 2 -- An oily road sealant may have contributed to a fiery, fatal truck accident in Reno, NV, last weekend, reports the Associated Press. City public works crews had been working on the road less

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Government Project to Improve Driver History Tracking

Oct. 1 – Although the federal commercial driver’s license system was supposed to end the problems of duplicate licenses and truckers on the road with multiple traffic convictions, there have been some problems. To combat this,

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Tank Truck Driver Dies Avoiding Wreck, Called Hero By Witnesses

Oct. 1 – A tank truck driver who died last weekend trying to avoid hitting cars at a busy intersection in Reno, NV, has been called a hero by some witnesses. Dave Cermak, 55, of Sparks, NV,

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Insurance Survey Finds Opposition To Longer Hours

Oct. 1 – Most Americans oppose allowing truck drivers to work longer hours, according to a survey sponsored by the Insurance Research Council. The survey says 81% of the public think it would be unsafe to permit

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas To Close 12 Rest Areas

Sept. 30 – The Arkansas Highway Commission is going ahead with plans to close 12 highway rest areas, reports the Associated Press. Among the stops to be closed over the next two years will be pairs

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Runaway Truck Avoids Death In Virginia

Sept. 29 – It's a trucker's nightmare: barreling down a hillside with no brakes and seeing traffic stopped below. That’s what happened last Thursday to John Franklin of Baton Rouge, LA, on I-81 near Christiansburg, VA, reports

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends On-Board Recorders, Simulators

Sept. 28 – After investigating a 1997 crash that killed eight people, the National Transportation Safety Board has made several recommendations on traction control, onboard recorders and simulator training

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September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Raises Speed Limits

Sept. 25 – The Arkansas Highway Commission voted Tuesday to increase speed limits on a number of highways. Suburban interstate speed limits will be raised from 60 mph to 65 mph, and Little Rock’s urban interstate speed

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September 21, 1998 - Industry News

Hours Of Service Gets Sneak Preview

Sept. 22 — As the Federal Highway Administration was being blasted in Senate committee hearings for failing to revise hours-of-service regulations last week, the agency was apparently sending up a trial balloon on just that subject.

September 21, 1998 - Industry News

New Study Says ‘Don’t Jump’!

Sept. 22 — Every day, thousands of truck drivers risk injuring their ankles, knees and lower back by jumping from their cabs or trailers without using grab rails and steps, according to a recent study

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September 18, 1998 - Industry News

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Hours of Service

Sept. 21 — Trucker fatigue and hours-of-service regulations were the focus of a Senate committee hearing held last Wednesday. Tired truckers “are estimated to cause a growing portion of the nearly half-million large truck accidents on U.S.

September 17, 1998 - Industry News

Peterbilt Donates Truck For Sleep Study

Sept. 18 — The Paccar Technical Center in Mt. Vernon, WA, has given the Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research a Model 379 sleeper-cab tractor. In exchange, Virginia Tech researchers will develop hardware and software for a

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Court Upholds Verdict Against Navistar In Anti-Jackknifing Technology Case

Navistar International recently lost an appeal of a ruling ordering it to pay $5.1 million to the family of a Georgia woman who died in a 1989 accident. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Connecticut Raises Speed Limit

Sept. 16 – Connecticut and Hawaii are the only states to post a maximum 55-mph limit, but in a few weeks, Hawaii will stand alone. The State Traffic Commission will boost the speed limit on 330 miles

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September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Charged In School Bus Collision

Sept. 11 – A trucker who slammed into a Colorado school bus after apparently falling asleep earlier this month has been charged with careless driving. Ricky Martinez was cited for two counts of careless driving causing bodily

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Fleets Needed For Anti-Icing Test

General Ideas is looking for fleets of at least 30 trucks to test a new anti-icing/de-icing fluid this winter. The spray-on fluid, invented by NASA Ames Research Center, prevents ice and snow from sticking to surfaces

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Deadline Nears For Safety Rating Comments

The deadline for comments on more changes to the Federal Highway Administration’s carrier safety system is Sep. 18. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, passed in June, prohibits carriers with bad safety ratings from

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September 8, 1998 - Industry News

DOT Offers Hotline for Safety Violations

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater announced a new hotline for commercial vehicle drivers to report actual or potential violations of federal motor carrier safety violations. The toll-free line, (888) DOT-SAFT, (368-7238) will put drivers in contact

September 8, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Falls Asleep, Hits School Bus

September 8 — An owner-operator who slammed into a school bus in Colorado last week fell asleep at the wheel, according to a preliminary investigation. Ricky Martinez was driving his grain truck through Holyoke, CO, on his

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August 31, 1998 - Industry News

Deadly highway in Georgia

AUGUST 19 - A planned truck stop is expected to make a deadly stretch of South Carolina highway even more dangerous, while the roadway continues to be passed over for improvement, according to a report in

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August 31, 1998 - Industry News

Roadway, Volvo honor 55 3-million milers

DUBLIN, VA (Aug. 18, 1998) - Three million miles. It’s a distance equal to 120 trips around the Earth’s equator, or 536 round trips from Los Angeles to New York. It takes the average trucker about

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