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June 1, 2010 - Industry News

Vermont Bans Texting While Driving

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in his state

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May 28, 2010 - Industry News

Americans Indicate They Are Cutting Back on Talking and Texting While Driving

U.S. drivers say they are talking and texting less while driving than they did a year ago and they say it's because they are more aware of the dangers of driving while distracted

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May 27, 2010 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Can Create Legal Risks for Trucking Companies

Sleep apnea is a public health problem and a truck safety problem that could soon morph into a legal problem for the trucking industry, experts say. Three in 10 truck drivers suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, says Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "Drivers with severe sleep apnea are at greater risk of being involved in a crash," Ferro said in remarks at a conference on the disorder last month

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May 27, 2010 - Industry News

California Officials Stress Highway Safety This Memorial Day Weekend

In a demonstration held Thursday on a Van Nuys, Calif., thoroughfare, professional drivers highlighted the dangers of driving too close to big rig

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA's Safety Advisory Committee to Hold Distracted Driving Meeting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a three-day meeting to address distracted driving among truck drivers

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May 20, 2010 - Industry News

Maine Carrier Demonstrates Benefits of Heavier Trucks

H.O. Bouchard Inc., a logging and trucking contractor based in Hampden, Maine, recently demonstrated the safety and other benefits of allowing heavier trucks on the state's interstate system, as part of a pilot project approved by Congress in December

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May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Fight Against Distracted Driving Goes Global

From left to right are Jennifer Smith, president of FocusDriven; DOT Secretary Ray LaHood; U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador; and Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador.(Photo courtesy of the United Nations)

U.N. and international officials met at the United Nations headquarters in New York Wednesday to launch a global effort to address distracted driving

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May 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Research on HOS Shows Safety Improvements

According to research by the American Transportation Research Institute on the current hours of service rules, the total collision rate was down 11.7 percent and preventable collisions decreased 30.6 percent from 2004 to 2009

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May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Seat Belt Use Among Drivers

During a one-day statewide enforcement effort focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, the Pennsylvania State Police placed 101 trucks and 75 commercial vehicle drivers out of service

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May 14, 2010 - Industry News

NTSB Investigation of Deadly Crash Confirms Cell Phone Use

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an update regarding its investigation of the March highway accident that killed 11 people in Kentucky

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May 14, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Talks Safety Technology

One of the technologies FMCSA is testing  involved improved rear signaling to prevent rear-end crashes into the back of trucks.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is researching a number of high-tech approaches to truck safety. A webinar last week updated participants on four ongoing projects at the agency's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology: tire inflation and monitoring systems, enhanced rear signaling for commercial motor vehicles, IntelliDrive for CMVs, and a management system for the CDL skills test

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May 13, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Announces SCS&LPC Award Winners

American Trucking Associations' Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council has recognized Schneider National with its 2010 Excellence in Security Award

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May 11, 2010 - Industry News

Osterberg Safety Award Breaks New Ground

From left, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Don Osterberg, Dawn King and Jeffrey Burns.

Over the years there have been some hard words and even harder feelings between the trucking industry and safety advocacy groups, but last night something new happened. Last night the Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership between Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers, presented a Distinguished Safety Leadership award to a trucking executive

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May 6, 2010 - Industry News

Deadly Kentucky Crash Has Ties to Cell Phone Use

A Kentucky State Police report has found that trucker Kenneth Laymon, who was involved in a March 26 crash killing 10 people and himself, was taking and receiving cell phone calls up to the crash and could have also been speedin

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May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Joins List of States to Outlaw Texting While Driving

Under Wisconsin's new law, first-time violators face fines of $20 to $400, along with four points on their driving records. Second-time violators face fines of $200 to $800. (Photo by Jim Park)

Wisconsin has become the 25th state to pass a ban on texting while driving, as Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill into law recently

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May 4, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes Fleets For Safety Efforts

The National Private Truck Council presented its safety awards to fleet members committed to improving safety performance

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May 4, 2010 - Industry News

Kids Create Posters For DOT's Safety Belt Contest

Adam Carr of Tampa, Fla., and Vijeyta Revankar of Seabrook, Texas, were chosen as the winners of the "Be Ready, Be Buckled" student safety belt poster contest, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's blog

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April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Down 32 Percent Among SmartDrive Users

For the first quarter 2010, distracted driving among new commercial drivers in the SmartDrive Safety program was reduced by 32 percent from the 15.8 percent reported in the fourth quarter 2009

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April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Slices Rollover and Run-Off-Road Accidents By 62 Percent

Using Iteris' AutoVue Lane Departure Warning system over the last four years, Prime has reduced rollover and run-off-road accidents by more than 62 percen

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April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Secure Trailer Depot to Open to New Location in California

Secure Trailer Depot, a specialized transportation security company, plans to open a new location in Ontario/Fontana, Calif., on June 15

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April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

A new study points out the benefits of effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in truck drivers, including economic, health and safety benefit

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April 20, 2010 - Industry News

States Ramp Up Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Efforts

A motor carrier enforcement officer from Ohio inspects a truck's tires. (Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

On Wednesday, April 14, several states, including Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania performed enforcement blitzes aimed at improving the safety of the interstate system for and around commercial motor vehicles

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April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CTA to Conduct Cargo Crime Study

With the help of provincial trucking associations, law enforcement and representatives from the insurance industry, the Canadian Trucking Alliance will conduct a study to analyze cargo crime activity in Canada and explore solutions to this problem

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April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Involved in Fatal Crash Was Not on FMCSA's Radar

Alabama trucking company Hester, whose driver was recently involved in a deadly crash, would not have been on the radar of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had it not been for the cras

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March 28, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Investigating Deadly Kentucky Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board official says there's evidence that the tractor-trailer driver who crossed the median Friday on I-65 near Munfordville, Ky., tried to stop before hitting a van in a head-on collisio

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