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February 18, 2010 - Industry News

Highway-Borne Hazmat a Greater Target For Terrorists

Terrorists are turning more to using highway-borne hazardous materials to carry out their terrorist actions, and the government should focus more on this readily available, least protected hazmat, rather than hazmat that can cause catastrophic losse

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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Western Hemisphere Hard Hit By Cargo Theft; Mixed in Asia and Europe

The U.S., Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, India and the United Kingdom are the countries that are most at risk for cargo theft globally, according to the 2010 Global Threat Assessment report released by FreightWatch International

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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Partners With GreenRoad to Improve Safety

Dupre hopes GreenRoad's technology will provide increased visibility into driving behavior. (Photo courtesy of Dupre Logistics)

Dupre Logistics has partnered with GreenRoad, a driving behavior improvement service, to complement its existing driver safety program

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February 2, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2010 Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is releasing the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria

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January 29, 2010 - Industry News

FreightWatch: Cargo Theft Reaches Highest Level Ever Recorded

Despite many industry efforts to combat cargo theft, an average of 72 cargo theft incidents occurred per month in 2009, a gain of 12 percent, the most ever recorde

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Cargo Theft Database Goes Live Jan. 31

The ISO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are gearing up to launch CargoNet, the new national database aimed at combating cargo theft, on Jan. 3

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Safety Improved in 2008

U.S. roads were safer in 2008, with a drop in truck-involved fatalities by 12.3 percent, the largest year-to-year fall ever

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January 18, 2010 - Industry News

McNeil Recalls Products Due to Chemical Found on Wood Pallets

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of McNeil-PPC, has recalled certain lots of over-the-counter products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates and Fiji

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January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces Second Annual Safety Awards

Volvo will award the two grand prizes to the fleets with the best records in two divisions.

For the second year in a row, Volvo Trucks North America will award $25,000 each to two fleets with the best driving records and top safety programs in 2009 as part of its Volvo Trucks Safety Award

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January 14, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Trucking Association Aims to Improve Driver Safety

The Minnesota Trucking Association has introduced the "Keep Both Hands on the Wheel" campaign, a year-long effort to provide information and training to members and their drivers on improving road safety

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January 8, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Urges NHTSA to Focus on Driver Behavior

The ATA calls for more consistent and uniform requirements from state to state for driver behavior.

The American Trucking Associations told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to focus on driver behavior in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan

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January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Chubb Group Joins Cargo Theft Initiative

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has joined the CargoNet initiative, a national database and secure information sharing network designed to combat cargo theft in the U.S

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January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Government Launches Distracted Driving Web Site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new web site devoted to distracted driving at

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December 28, 2009 - Industry News

CVSA Reports Mixed Results From Operation Safe Driver

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance reports that while its annual Operation Safe Driver education and enforcement blitz did see improvements in the number of out of service violations and citations, there was an increase in moving traffic warnings and citation

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December 17, 2009 - Industry News

Extra Zzzzs Lead to Healthier Eating Habits Among Drivers, Study Finds

Truck drivers have one of the toughest jobs around. "Motor freight workers often work long hours, and a variety of factors influence their sleep duration and quality: irregular shifts, mealtimes, and sleep patterns; unsatisfactory sleeping accommodations; and anxiety over traffic, schedules, and economic pressures," according to a study conducted by Dr. Orfeu M. Buxton and colleagues at Harvard Medical School. The rigors of the job make drivers even more susceptible to stres

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December 3, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Points to Auto Giants' Unsafe Carhauling

A recent Teamsters Union report claims that auto giants Fiat-Chrysler and GM's use of cut-rate carhaul companies is threatening consumer confidence and public safety

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November 29, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Agencies Target Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Florida's Highway Patrol and Office of Motor Carrier Compliance say last week's two-day education and enforcement campaign targeting commercial vehicle crashes was a success

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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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