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February 9, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Efforts to Streamline Trade Between the U.S. and Canada

Trucks carry about 60 percent of the value of trade between the United States and Canada. (Photo by Jim Park)

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves says the association supports efforts by the Canadian and U.S. governments to streamline the flow of trade between the two countries and improve security coordination

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February 6, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Safety Award Continues in 2011

Again this year, two fleets in North America will be recognized for their commitment to safety through the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities

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January 31, 2011 - Industry News

ODOT sees improvement in commercial vehicle driver inspections

Inspectors with the Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division are seeing small improvements in commercial vehicle driver inspections

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January 20, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Distracted Driving

At an event marking the one-year anniversary of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for victims of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to distracted driving

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January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Hits New Highs in 2010

Cargo theft rose by 4.1 percent in 2010, to 899 cargo theft incidents (an average of 75 per month) the most ever recorded, according to FreightWatch International, Austin, Texas

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January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Survey Finds Fortune 500 Companies Prohibiting Employees from Using Cell Phones While Driving

One out of five Fortune 500 companies that responded to a recent National Safety Council survey has a total ban on cell phone use while driving that covers all employees

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December 28, 2010 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver finds Speeding Cars Outnumber Trucks Nearly 3 to 1

Law enforcement officers issued more than 8,300 warnings and citations to speeding car drivers, and 1,600 warnings and citations to speeding truck drivers.

Data collected during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's fall Operation Safe Driver campaign showed car drivers show an alarming propensity for speeding around big trucks

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December 20, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Crackdown Nets 28,000 Violations, $3.4 M in Fines

During the first four months of a statewide crackdown on "unsafe" truckers, police in Connecticut have issued 28,000 violations potentially worth more than $3.4 million in revenue for the state

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December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Report: US Cargo Theft Rate Increases 28 Percent on Holidays

FreightWatch International published its first Holiday Cargo Theft Report, reviewing cargo theft statistics from the seven major holidays in the United States. The report showed a 28 percent increase in cargo theft on a per-day basis compared with the other calendar days

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November 21, 2010 - Industry News

NETS Study: Strict Enforcement of Cell Phone Bans Boosts Fleet Safety

A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies

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November 15, 2010 - Industry News

New Driver Distraction Study Looks at Cell Phone Use in the Cab

New study finds activities like dialing and reaching for phone while driving are more risky than  simply talking or listening on phone. (Photo by Jim Park)

The amount of visual distraction is a key factor in whether in-cab technology increases crash risk for commercial drivers, according to a new study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Joint Enforcement Effort in Pennsylvania Gas-Drilling Areas Nets 1,066 Trucks

The Marcellus Shale is attracting a lot of interest from natural gas producers, and from Pennsylvania truck inspectors, too

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November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Honors 3-Million-Mile Drivers

Prime inc. recently honored drivers Herman Knight and Steve Rowan for achieving 3 million miles of safe driving

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November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Adding Truck Parking in Pilot Program

A pilot program in virginia will use undeveloped Virginia Department of Transportation properties as "truck safety rest areas" for truck parking

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October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Takes 87 Trucks Out of Service During Seat Belt, Documentation Focus

Pennsylvania State Police placed 87 trucks and 53 drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation

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October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Shippers Could be Liable in Some Crashes

A shipper could be held liable in court if a crash is caused by a shift in cargo that the shipper loaded, based on a recent appeals court ruling

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October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Teamwork Key to Operation Safe Driver

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro speaks during the Operation Safe Driver kick-off event at American Trucking Associations convention. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Enforcement officials across the country this week are cracking down on unsafe fleets, unsafe truck drivers, and car drivers who drive unsafely around large trucks. Operation Safe Driver got an official kick-off during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference Monday, with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, enforcement officials and ATA emphasizing the enforcement and education effort's team approach

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October 18, 2010 - Industry News

UMTRI: Lane Departure Warning Systems Improve Accident Avoidance

A year-long field test by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Takata Corporation have shown that an integrated system of crash warning technologies can improve crash avoidanc

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October 15, 2010 - Industry News

Record Number of Trucks Inspected During Brake Safety Week; Brake OOS Rate Drops

CVSA emphasizes that Brake Safety Week is about education, not just enforcement. Here, a Landstar Brake Safety Week event.

The number of vehicles inspected during Operation Air Brake's "Brake Safety Week" reached a historic high this year, while also showing a significant drop in the number of out-of-service defects for brake components and overall out-of-service defects

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October 12, 2010 - Industry News

ABS Accounts for 3% Crash Reduction

The use of antilock braking systems on the tractor unit has reduced the number of police-reported crashes for air-braked tractor-trailers by an estimated 3 percent, according to a recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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October 7, 2010 - Industry News

$63 Million Settlement Reached in Suit Over Oklahoma Crash

The families of eight people killed in a truck crash last year on the Oklahoma Turnpike have settled a lawsuit for $62.7 million

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October 6, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB: Highway Deaths Fall in 2009

Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by 9.2 percent in 2009 from 2008, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board

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October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA, FMCSA to Target Aggressive Drivers During Operation Safe Driver

Although substantial progress is being made in driving down commercial motor vehicle-related deaths, enforcement across North America will come down hard on those caught driving aggressively during Operation Safe Driver, October 17-23

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October 4, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Recognizes Safety-Minded Enforcement Officials

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recognized three enforcement leaders who will make up the first-ever CVSA International Safety Team

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October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Study: Mandatory Alcohol Testing Cuts Risk of Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes

A study by scientists at Columbia University found that mandatory alcohol testing programs for commercial truck drivers may have contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes

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