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November 23, 2009 - Industry News

C-TPAT Program Leaves Carriers Vulnerable to Drug Smugglers

A program designed to expedite trucking's passage across American borders has provided a way for Mexican drug smugglers to get drugs over the border, according to the Associated Press

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November 20, 2009 - Industry News

Stability Control Technology Can Lead to More Conservative Drivers

While the use of stability control systems could mean the difference between a collision and the avoidance of a crash, it also could help you create safer, more conservative drivers. Alan Korn, director of vehicle dynamics and controls at Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, says with a stability control system installed on the vehicle, a driver can recognize he's driving too aggressively

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November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon DOT Enforces Weight Compliance on I-5 This Week

The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division is holding an enforcement event through Friday, Nov. 20, during which its staff will inspect and weigh trucks along Interstate

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November 4, 2009 - Industry News

DOT, FCC Join Forces to Address Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Communications Commission to evaluate technologies that may help prevent distracted driving

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November 3, 2009 - Industry News

SleepSafe Deems J.B. Hunt Sleep Trials a Success

California-based SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, has seen positive results of a clinical trial focused on testing and treating truck drivers with sleep apnea as part of a national contrac

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Up 17 Percent From 2Q

Cargo theft rose about 17 percent in the third quarter from the second quarter, with a 30 percent rise from the year-ago perio

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October 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Points to Benefits of ESC Systems

Stability control systems can provide substantial safety benefits for heavy trucks, with electronic stability control (ESC) systems more beneficial than roll stability control (RSC) system

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October 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Use

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first national drug and alcohol strike force, more than 80 carriers face enforcement action while 77 commercial bus and truck drivers were taken off the road

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October 21, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB: FMCSA Should Implement Sleep Apnea Program

In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that the agency implement a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apne

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October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Secure Trailer Opens New Location in Dallas

Secure Trailer Depot, a transportation security company, has expanded further into the state of Texas with a new, high security location in Dalla

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October 13, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Kicks Off Safe Driver Campaign With High School Event

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are kicking off the "Operation Safe Driver" campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md

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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Provides Free Flu Shot to Employees

Through a partnership with Walgreens, Pilot Travel Centers is providing free seasonal flu shots to all 14,000 of the company's employees around the country, whether they participate in the company's medical plan or not

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October 9, 2009 - Industry News

Crash-related Deaths Down in First Half of 2009

The number of deaths related to motor vehicle crashes fell by 7 percent in the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 200

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October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation is promoting safe winter driving along Interstate 70 by reminding motorists of the chain law

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October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Truck-related Deaths Fall in 2008

The number of deaths related to transportation was reduced by almost 10 percent in 2008, compared to 2007, with fatalities from crashes involving medium and heavy trucks falling 15.9 percen

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September 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: NY Times Article on Distracted Driving is Misleading

As a national summit on distracted driving gets under way this week, the New York Times coverage of driver distraction raised the ire of trucking industry representatives who said it contained a number of errors

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September 29, 2009 - Industry News

New National Database to Fight Cargo Theft

ISO has teamed up the National Insurance Crime Bureau to develop a national information sharing system aimed at combating cargo thef

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September 24, 2009 - Industry News

LoJack Integrates With NC4's Incident Monitoring

LoJack Supply Chain Integrity has partnered with NC4, which provides situational awareness tools, to integrate NC4's External Situational Awareness incident monitoring service into its Supply Chain Information Sharing and Analysis Center

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September 24, 2009 - Industry News

Advocates File Petition For Cell Phone Ban Among Truckers

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Transportation, calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to implement a rulemaking that would restrict the use of "unsafe electronic devices

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September 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Mexico Study Points to High-risk Behaviors in Truckers

Long-haul truck drivers are involved in higher risk behaviors, including high-risk sexual behaviors and drug and alcohol us

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September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Government Releases Flu Cleaning Procedures for Truck Cab

The federal government released interim guidelines for cleaning a truck cab when a driver is visibly ill with the fl

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September 14, 2009 - Industry News

Alabama, Kentucky Truck Safety Efforts Target Car AND Truck Drivers

Alabama is the latest state to join the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, while Kentucky recently launched the final blitz of enforcement for its TACT campaign, an effort to boost safety in and around commercial motor vehicle

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September 10, 2009 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Starts Sept. 13

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will host its annual Brake Safety Week Sept. 13-1

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September 3, 2009 - Industry News

OIG Audit Calls For FMCSA Improvement in Cross-border Safety

In an annual audit report of the North American Free Trade Agreement's cross-border trucking provisions, the Office of the Inspector General said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should improve in meeting the safety criteri

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August 31, 2009 - Industry News

Growing Support for Texting While Driving Ban

Eighty percent of Americans said they would support a ban on texting while drivin

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