Safety & Compliance

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September 29, 2010 - Industry News

New Bill Would Mandate EOBRs; Backed by Major Trucking Companies

Five major transportation companies today announced their support for legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) that would require trucking companies engaged in interstate commerce to install electronic on-board recorders in all trucks

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September 28, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB Says Driver Fatigue at the Root of Fatal Oklahoma Truck Wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that driver fatigue stemming from acute sleep loss was to blame in a multi-vehicle crash that claimed 10 lives in Oklahoma last year

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September 27, 2010 - Industry News

Governors' Safety Group Sidesteps Cell Phone Ban

The Governors Highway Safety Association declined to follow Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's lead and passed on an opportunity to call for an outright ban on cellphone use and test-messaging while driving

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September 22, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Webinar to Examine 2009's Historic Truck Crash Decline

The FMCSA Office of Analysis, Research and Technology will host a webinar examining last year's historic decline in truck crashes. The webinar will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time

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September 21, 2010 - Industry News

Texting, Eating, Talking Top Distracted Driving Behaviors in Study

When it looked at the most common activities going on in the cab before a crash, SmartDrive Systems found that operating a handheld device, like texting on a phone or operating a GPS, was the most common. Eating/drinking/smoking came in second, and talking on a mobile phone came in third

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September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Opens Today

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will convene a second National Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., today

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September 17, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980. But over the years it has developed safety policy expertise, and now it's preparing to step onto an even larger stage

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September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Agenda Announced for Distracted Driving Summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. Don Osterberg, senior vice president of Schneider National, will be on a panel discussion on "Confronting the Distracted Driving Challenge Moving Forward.

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September 9, 2010 - Industry News

UMTRI, Con-way Study Integrated Crash Warning System

An integrated system of crash warning technologies designed to enhance the safety of commercial trucks was found in a 10-month study to help drivers stay in their lane and avoid crashes

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September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Traffic Deaths Plummet in 2009

The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities fell 20 percent in 2009, to the lowest level since the Department of Transportation started keeping records, while overall highway deaths fell to the lowest number since 1950

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September 9, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Targeting Air Brakes This Week

Kentucky State Police participate in last year's Operation Air Brake.

Brake Safety Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday the 18th. The program is part of the Operation Air Brake Campaign, an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance dedicated to improving inspection, compliance, maintenance, and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems throughout North America

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September 8, 2010 - Industry News

European Study Shows Truckers Not at Fault in Most Crashes

A European study of truck accidents causes confirmed similar U.S. studies that show passenger vehicle drivers are at fault 75 percent of the time in truck-related crashes

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September 7, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Credits Inspection Blitzes for Drop in Truck Crashes

Oregon's Department of Transportation says its commercial vehicle enforcement and education efforts appear to be paying off with a drop in truck crashes

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August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Cracks Down on Drunk Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off its annual campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers of the road

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August 18, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Testing Violators

During a two-week drug and alcohol strike force sweep, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took 109 bus and truck drivers off the roads, and more than 175 carriers face enforcement actions

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August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Hearing on Stability Control Could Pave the Way For Future Mandate

A study found that stability control systems could prevent truck crashes and result in fewer deaths and injuries. (Photo by Meritor Wabco)

A mandate for stability control systems on tractor-trailers could be near, according to a hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board this week

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July 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving

Nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, or the driver's side, according to a recent study from the St. Louis University Medical School

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July 27, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concern Over 'Shoot the Gap' Volkswagen Commercial

The American Trucking Associations sent a letter to Volkswagen voicing concern over its new television commercial "Shoot the Gap," which portrays a passenger car driver passing a tractor-trailer on the right side and pulling into a small gap between the two tractor-trailers

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July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Cargo Theft on the Rise This Year

So far this year, cargo theft gangs are seeking larger payoffs per theft, stealing two, three and even four trailers at a time, most commonly from terminals where trailers are more likely loaded with similar product. (Photo by Jim Park)

For the first six months of 2010, cargo theft increased 5 percent over the same period of 2010, with multi-trailer losses becoming increasingly commo

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July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Long-Haul Collisions Are Lowest During First Half of the Year

Collisions and near collisions in the long-haul trucking industry are typically low from January to June, between 1 and 5 percent

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July 20, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA's New Truck Safety Campaign Targets Teens

As part of a new strategy aimed at cutting commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it will focus on educating teenagers

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July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Roadcheck Reports Continued Low Out-of-Service Rates

During this year's Roadcheck, held last month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that out-of-service rates for commercial motor vehicles continued to hover close to record lows set in 2009

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June 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Adds Safety Technologies to New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight has installed several safety technologies in new trucks, including rollover stability, front collision warning with adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning

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June 21, 2010 - Industry News

NECS Forms Strategic Partnership With JS Eastman Enterprises

National Energy Control Services and JS Eastman Enterprises have formed a strategic partnership to bring together the regulatory compliance, DOT compliance, driver safety management and tax-related expertise of NECS with the crisis response knowledge and experience of JS Eastman

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June 21, 2010 - Industry News

Proper Paperwork Is Key to Being Environmentally, Safety Compliant

(Photo by Corcentric)

"If you can't show you did it, you didn't do it," said Nick Bujeaud, district manager at KPA, which provides compliance and risk management services. During KPA's Recordkeeping 101: EPA and OSHA Required Paperwork Webinar last week, Bujeaud could not stress enough the importance of maintaining the necessary paperwork required to stay compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules

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