April 24, 2000 - Industry News
Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.
Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light
The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep
The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways.
WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be
April 20, 2000 - Industry News
Average highway speeds are on the upswing in Iowa, as the state legislature is expected to adjourn soon without approving an increase in the state's speed limits
April 17, 2000 - Industry News
A jury verdict against Mack Trucks calls for the engine company to pay $50 million to a woman whose son died while driving a Mack five years ago
The federal government of Australia plans to fund a study of electronic monitoring devices for truck drivers to cut down on fatigue-related accidents
April 13, 2000 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has discontinued a Data Verification Project with the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is re-evaluating a recent decision to enforce wheel chock rules
April 11, 2000 - Industry News
"Wrongly Accused: Contrary to popular opinion, when cars and heavy trucks collide, the passenger vehicle is usually to blame, a U-M study shows."
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The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA reports that overheight trucks are being stopped with increasing frequency. In 1999, more than 13,000 were turned away before they could get into three area tunnels - a jump of 47%
April 10, 2000 - Industry News
Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines
April 6, 2000 - Industry News
Safety and consumer organizations in the United States expressed concern about the safety of new Canadian standards that will allow truckers to drive 14 hours in a shift and 84 hours in a week
April 5, 2000 - Industry News
Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected
April 4, 2000 - Industry News
Over 400 companies in trucking or related business may soon get a special visit from OSHA safety inspectors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week notified some 13,000 businesses that their work related accident and illness rates were too high and corrective action would have to be taken.
April 3, 2000 - Industry News
Highway deaths dropped in 1999, including fatalities in crashes involving large trucks, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced Monday
March 29, 2000 - Industry News
Oregon-based carriers USF Reddaway and May Trucking Co. have signed on with the state's Green Light program and have qualified for ODOT’s Trusted Carrier Partner program.
March 28, 2000 - Industry News
A single truckload of nuclear waste scheduled to pass through Missouri on I-70 this summer has state officials upset
March 20, 2000 - Industry News
Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination
Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
The American Moving and Storage Assn. has recognized six van lines and independent moving companies in the seventh annual AMSA Moving Industry Safety Awards program.
Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
Fatigue has been a hot issue for the trucking industry lately. Now, for the first time, researchers have been able to take a direct accounting of the mental toll exacted by a sleepless night, reports the
March 14, 2000 - Industry News
A Philadelphia jury last week awarded a shipper to pay $3.5 million to a truck driver who lost a leg when his tractor/trailer flipped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed head-on into another truck because its load of steel cables was improperly loaded by the shipper.
March 13, 2000 - Industry News
Lightning may have sparked a fire that consumed the cab of a Horseless Carriage tractor-trailer along Interstate 20 near Arlington, TX on Friday.
A recent study by the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded that retreads were not the main cause of roadside tire debris.
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