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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Radioactive Waste Shipments Travel Safely

A truck loaded with special casks heads for the WIPP facility.

Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

A Safety Message Worth Sharing

People who misuse alcohol or uses illegal drugs not only put themselves at risk, they also put their families and co-workers at risk. Such people become less productive at work, but more importantly, are more likely

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

British Trucker Gets Five Years for Mobile Phone-Related Crash

A British truck driver faces five years in prison after killing a man in a crash caused by the distraction of using a mobile phone

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping the Dirty Side Down

Without its prototype stability control system, this rig had only 10 of 18 wheels on the ground in a demonstration of a fast lane-change maneuver.

The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies. The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Study Says Iowa Speed Limit Hike Would Be Unsafe

Opponents of a bill in the Iowa state legislature to raise the state’s speed limit say it could lead to 10 percent more highway death

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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Awareness System Nixed By 3M

3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix Air Dryer Problems Could Cause Low Brake Air Pressure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes. If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Survey: Most Americans Support Limiting Trucker’s Driving Times

A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Louisville, AeroMax Recalled

More than 8,000 Ford Louisville and AeroMax trucks made between 1996 and December 1997 (model year 1998) have been recalled because the air brake systems don't meet federal safety regulations

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Five Trucking Companies Sued in 1999 Pileup

Five trucking companies are being sued in Roanoke, Va., for a January 1999 crash on Interstate 81 that killed four people and injured 20

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Group Works on Fatigue Education

A Canadian Trucking Alliance official has admitted that the issue of truck and bus driver fatigue has become high profile lately, and the group is helping to educate the public

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December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Regs Under Fire in Massachusetts

Police and trucking industry experts in Massachusetts are trying to persuade the state Legislature to get tougher on unsafe rigs

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Course Teaches Rollover Prevention

An Edmonton, Alberta-based driver instructor is spearheading a course that teaches truckers how to avoid rolling their rigs

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Replacement Truckers Raise Safety Issues at California Trucking Firm

A Northern California trucking firm is being accused of sloppy paperwork when it comes to hours of service and drug and alcohol testing

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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Makes Brake Inspection Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to trucking and enforcement officials about air brakes following its investigation of a crash between a school bus and a dump truck

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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Truck Crash Rate Hits All-Time Low

Large trucks traveled 3 billion more miles in 1999 than in 1998, yet the number of fatalities in truck crashes dropped, says the American Trucking Associations

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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Investigate Goodyear Tire Problems

The federal government is investigating problems with Goodyear light commercial tires

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan to Close Weigh Stations, Add Road Patrol

The Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division is shutting down some weigh stations but hiring more patrol officers to make sure trucks comply with the state's weight requirements

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tex-Mex Train Collides with Tanker, Injures Six

A Texas-Mexican Railroad train struck a tanker truck filled with flammable hazardous material in South Texas Tuesday, causing an explosion that injured six people

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Report Says Technology Could Help Predict Driver Fatigue

A recent Australian study has revealed that dashboard cameras and devices used to measure vehicle wandering might be useful to detect fatigue among truck drivers

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Train Crossing Gets $3.5 Million Facelift

The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Safety Video

International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide. The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Doctors Enlisted To Fight Sleep Disorders

Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, William C. Dement, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center at Stanford University Medical Center, stressed that sleep disorders have become one of the nation’s

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