March 7, 2000 - Industry News
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.
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.
March 3, 2000 - Industry News
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
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.
February 25, 2000 - Industry News
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
February 24, 2000 - Industry News
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
A report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration shows that red light running violations decreased by as much as 60% at intersections where cameras automatically enforce the law
February 23, 2000 - Industry News
A crash that killed 13 farm laborers in a van in Fresno County, CA, last August was mainly the fault of the truck driver who made an unsafe U-turn, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol
February 22, 2000 - Industry News
A bill awaiting a hearing before the Kentucky House Transportation Committee would raise speed limits for motorists but not for truckers
February 11, 2000 - Industry News
West Virginia says its efforts to slow down trucks on steep grades on I-64 and I-68 are a success
February 10, 2000 - Industry News
The Ohio Highway Patrol is not yet sure what triggered a chain reaction on Interstate 70 early this week that involved nine tractor-trailers and left one trucker dead. Early indications are that thick fog may have been a factor, while truckers speculate the trucks were traveling too close together
February 9, 2000 - Industry News
A bill being considered in the Missouri State Legislature would drop the speed limit for heavy trucks from 70 mph to 65 on rural interstates and highways, leaving the limit at 70 for other vehicles
February 8, 2000 - Industry News
New York State plans to erect more signs to steer sleepy truck drivers to rest areas.
The signs, meant to reduce fatigue-related accidents, could appear this spring in as many as 70 locations along the New York State Thruway and other heavily traveled highways
February 2, 2000 - Industry News
Seven people were hurt and a $1.5 million oversize load was destroyed last week near Los Angeles when a truck driver missed his turn and bottomed out on railroad tracks, where the rig was hit by a commuter train
Canadian officials held an inspection blitz Monday in Pickering, Ontario. The blitz marked the five-year anniversary of a fatal truck wheel-loss accident
January 28, 2000 - Industry News
A truck-inspired bill in the Virginia state Legislature would prohibit trucks or cars from driving in the left lane of an interstate except to pass another vehicle
January 27, 2000 - Industry News
Texas transportation officials are studying the idea of using lasers to warn truckers when they're driving too fast on highway interchanges
January 25, 2000 - Industry News
Michigan highway patrolmen say truckers aren't breaking the speed limit any more than
other drivers.The state recently analysed statistics which confirmed that truckers aren't going over the 55 mph speed limit in any greater proportion than ordinary drivers.
January 24, 2000 - Industry News
As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy.
After 18 months with a split speed limit for cars and trucks, Idaho reports that despite predictions to the contrary, slower-moving trucks have not caused the crash rate to change
January 23, 2000 - Industry News
The Commercial Driver's License program has been a big success, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. That was the topic Friday at the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board's public hearing in New Orleans
January 21, 2000 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, has announced its 1999 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers.
January 20, 2000 - Industry News
Few would disagree that Frank Bedell should not have been behind the wheel of the charter bus last Mother's Day when it crashed outside of New Orleans, killing 22 people
January 19, 2000 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued the 2000 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.
January 18, 2000 - Industry News
Just days before the National Transportation Safety Board holds a public hearing on commercial driver oversight, a Pittsburgh newspaper has published an expose on drivers with dangerous medical conditions who are slipping through the CDL oversight system.
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