April 5, 2001 - Industry News
Add to the list of dangerous driver distractions "picking your nose."
According to The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, New Jersey driver Antonio Randino took one hand off the wheel to pick his nose before his truck crashed on I-80 in late January, killing two motorists.
This information was revealed during a preliminary hearing this week, in which testimony also said Randino was traveling at least 69 mph in a 50-mph zone
April 3, 2001 - Industry News
Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep
March 29, 2001 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo
Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation
March 28, 2001 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration
March 27, 2001 - Industry News
British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel.
The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile
March 20, 2001 - Industry News
The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said
March 16, 2001 - Industry News
An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week
March 15, 2001 - Industry News
Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports
March 14, 2001 - Industry News
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.
March 13, 2001 - Industry News
Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,
March 4, 2001 - Industry News
The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program
February 26, 2001 - Industry News
At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices
February 21, 2001 - Industry News
Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
February 19, 2001 - Industry News
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
February 15, 2001 - Industry News
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
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
February 8, 2001 - Industry News
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
January 30, 2001 - Industry News
3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations
January 17, 2001 - Industry News
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
January 14, 2001 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers
January 11, 2001 - Industry News
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
January 10, 2001 - Industry News
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
January 3, 2001 - Industry News
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
January 2, 2001 - Industry News
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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