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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Performing On A Forklift

The phone call triggered mixed emotions. I was excited by the opportunity to get training that helps me understand trucking so I can do a better job of reporting. But I was also going to have

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December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Birmingham Officials Tired Of Loose Coils

Officials in Birmingham, AL, are tired of repairing downtown interstates from steel coils that have fallen off the backs of flatbeds

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December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Accident Rate Going Down for Specialized Carriers

The accident rate for specialized carriers is going down, according to the 1999 Safety Survey of 1998 Incidents. The data, based on input from members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn., shows that 56% of respondents reported no accidents in 1998, up from 50.3% in 1997

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

AAA Study Identifies Fatigue Crash Factors

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center identifies factors strongly associated with having a crash related to drowsy driving

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

ATA: 1990's Was Safest Decade Ever

The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Focusing On Cab Exit Injuries

A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Hearing On Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth and final hearing on truck safety in New Orleans in January, this one on the effectiveness of commercial driver oversight

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December 3, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Tackles Fatalities With New Laws

Several new laws went into effect last week in North Carolina as the state tries to address its high truck crash rate

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December 3, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Wants Trucks In Right Lanes

Authorities in Spartanburg, SC have started issuing warning tickets to truckers who don't keep to the right two lanes of Interstate 85 between exits 60 and 70

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Issues Tips To Fight Fatigue

The American Trucking Assns. has launched a highway safety campaign to help motorists safely navigate through the holiday season.

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

New Study: Truckers Not At Fault In Most Fatal Accidents

Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

States Target Road Rage

Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

PATT Issues Fatigue Warning

Maine-based Parents Against Tired Truckers has issued a safety advisory to drivers for the holiday season.

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors 48 Million-Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport recently rewarded one driver for two million miles of safe driving and 47 drivers for a million miles of safe driving. During the third quarter, Lee Koebel reached two million safe miles. Drivers who

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November 17, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Outlines Safety Testing

Mack has provided more details on its role in the cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to test advanced safety systems. Freightliner, Volvo, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are heading up three other safety

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

No Plans For More Weigh Stations In Alabama

Alabama has only one permanent weigh station, put into operation only two years ago. It's not likely to get any more, despite state troopers' belief that more are needed

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

SC Honors Driver With 4.4 Million Safe Miles

Driving 4.4 million miles without a chargeable accident over a 45-year career has earned truck driver Edward L. Blamble recognition as the 1999 South Carolina Truck Driver of the Year

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out $13 Million To Test Truck Safety Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems

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October 27, 1999 - Industry News

Large Truck Fatal Crash Rate Lowest Ever

A historic drop in the large truck fatal crash rate is an indication that industry-wide safety education and outreach programs are making their mark, according to the American Trucking Assns

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October 15, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Hearing On NAFTA

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold the third in a series of truck safety hearings in Los Angeles this week, this one on safety issues raised by the North American Free Trade Agreement

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September 28, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Group Poll Reveals Support For Truck 'Black Boxes'

A large majority of Americans surveyed favor driver warning systems and "black boxes" on trucks to improve enforcement of truck safety laws

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September 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Saw Warning Lights Before Train Hit

As the National Transportation Safety Board sifted through conflicting testimony during a three-day hearing this week on the fatal Bourbonnais, IL, truck-train crash, the Chicago Tribune reported that the truck driver saw warning lights flashing before he tried to speed through a railroad crossing

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September 14, 1999 - Industry News

Conflicting Reports At Train Crash Hearing

A three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing hopes to shed new light on the tragic Amtrak train-truck crash that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL, but conflicting reports so far don't offer much hope

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September 5, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On Truck-Train Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing next week on the fatal truck-train accident that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL

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August 31, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress To Test Rollover Warning System

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will soon start testing a new warning system that developers estimate could prevent nearly 4,000 heavy truck rollover accidents each year

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