Safety & Compliance

Safety

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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 www.distraction.gov.

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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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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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