Safety & Compliance

Safety

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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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June 17, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Focuses on Unsafe Drivers During Operation Road Check

During last week's Operation Road Check, the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission placed 689 commercial vehicles and 137 drivers out of service in a three-day enforcement effort

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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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