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April 11, 2000 - Industry News

It's a Squeeze in Virginia

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%

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April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Says Campaign Reduced Rollovers

Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines

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April 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Groups Concerned About New Canadian Hours Rules

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

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Truck Inspections Hit All-Time High

Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected

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April 4, 2000 - Industry News

400 Trucking and Warehousing Companies On OSHA's Priority List

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.

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April 3, 2000 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Down In 1999

Highway deaths dropped in 1999, including fatalities in crashes involving large trucks, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced Monday

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March 29, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Adds Two Fleets to Green Light Program

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.

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March 28, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Officials Unhappy About Nuclear Waste Route

A single truckload of nuclear waste scheduled to pass through Missouri on I-70 this summer has state officials upset

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March 20, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Provide Few Solutions To High Fuel Prices

Roadway Express Accused Of Sexual/Racial Discrimination Another Truck Making Merger Could Be In The Works

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines Receive Safety Awards

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.

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

Training Module Promotes Safety at Railroad Crossings

Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Evidence on the Impact of Fatigue

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

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March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Shipper Found Liable in Crash That Took Driver's Leg

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.

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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ignites: Lightning Suspected

Lightning may have sparked a fire that consumed the cab of a Horseless Carriage tractor-trailer along Interstate 20 near Arlington, TX on Friday.

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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Survey Supports Retreads

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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March 10, 2000 - Industry News

FDA Issues Warning on Herbal "Speed" Pill

The FDA has issued new warning about the herbal 'speed' pill, ephedra. Sold over-the-counter, often in truckstops, as an energy pill, diet aid, and even as an herbal alternative to the street drug, Ecstasy, ephedra is "as easy to buy as aspirin, and looks safer, because no warning labels are required."

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Smoke Causes Big Pileup in Florida

Blinding smoke from a nearby forest fire caused a massive traffic pileup on a north Florida interstate Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 21 others, officials said.

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Tire Company Fined For Trucker's Death

The owners of a an Iowa tire plant have been fined $150,000 for safety law violations in the November 1999 explosion that killed a truck driver delivering a flammable chemical to the plant.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Falls Off Ladder, Gets $655,000

An Illinois truck driver who fell off a broken ladder while loading produce at a farm warehouse in Colorado was awarded $655,000 last week by a Denver federal jury.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Help on the Way For Sleep Disorder

A computer program that can detect potentially fatal episodes of sleep apnea may soon offer physicians an easier and cheaper way to diagnose their patients, according to a recent report in the Albany Times Union. Michael I.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

Education is Key on Florida's Busy Roads

Between 15,000 to 20,000 commercial trucks travel on the roads of Florida's Polk County every day. Truckers say they strive for safety, but motorists will need more education on sharing the road to prevent many accidents.

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Be Careful Out There

A recent e mail inquiry from a lady with a fond remembrance of traveling the road with a knapsack, an outstretched thumb and little else has rattled my thought process. Her idea is to hit the

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker's Widow Wins Appeal in Michigan

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a $2.35 million award against the state Department of Transportation related to a 1992 crash that killed a tanker driver.

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February 25, 2000 - Industry News

Study Says Iowa Needs More Truck Parking

Iowa may be the home of the "world's largest truckstop," but a new study says there's not enough overnight parking for trucks in the state. The study, requested by the Iowa Legislature, found that the Iowa Department

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February 24, 2000 - Industry News

NSF Calls For New Rules Based on 24-Hour Clock

As the Clinton Administration puts the final touches on proposed driver hours of service regulations, the National Sleep Foundation released a position statement Thursday calling for new rules based on current scientific research regarding sleep

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