Safety & Compliance

Safety

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June 17, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Honored Again for Heroism

A trucker who was honored earlier this year as the Goodyear Highway Hero for his actions in saving a woman from a gun-wielding boyfriend has been honored again, this time by the Pennsylvania State Police

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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders WTSA US Express to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Wisconsin-based WTSA US Express to immediately cease all transportation services, based on serious safety violations in drivers' hours-of-service compliance, driver qualifications and drug testing requirements

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June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Judge Rules Against Speed Limiters

An Ontario trial judge recently tossed out a ticket under the province's speed limiter legislation, ruling that speed limiters are unsafe and violate a truck driver's right to personal safety. However, advocates for the devices say the ruling does not affect Ontario's speed limiter law

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June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin, TIA Release CSA Tire Inspection Training Video

In conjunction with Tire Safety Week, Michelin North America and the Tire Industry Association have partnered on a free training video for the tire and transportation industries. "CSA Tire Inspection" covers the guidelines for inspecting truck tires under the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability progra

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June 6, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends 10-Year Driving Record, Use of Safety Technology Following Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states to provide a 10-year driving history on prospective employees of motor carriers, along with onboard safety monitoring and speed limiting systems in commercial vehicles, as part of its report on a 2011 bus crash in New York, N.Y

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May 31, 2012 - Industry News

Roadcheck Scheduled for June 5-7

The Commercia Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck is scheduled for next week, Tuesday-Thursday, June 5-7. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and Demco Trans Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

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May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Troopers Seek Driver Help in Stopping Crime

With the the Ohio State Highway Patrol's newly launched Truck Shield program, truck drivers can assist patrol by acting as extra sets of eyes and ears on the road

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May 22, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Webinar to Cover Truck and Bus Crash Data

On Wednesday, May 30, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association's Office of Analysis, Research and Technology is will hold its annual webinar providing data on truck and bus crashes in 2010 and trends during the past five years

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May 22, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Asks FMCSA to Address CSA Issues

The Board of Directors for American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system, better known as CSA

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Names Safety Professional of the Year

Doug Cook (left), chairman of TCA's Safety Division congratulates Jerry Waddell, safety director for Cargo Transporters, on being named the 2012 Clare C. Casey Safety Professional of the Year.

The Truckload Carriers Association's Safety & Security Division named Jerry Waddell, safety director for Cargo Transporters of Claremont, N.C., the association's 2012 Safety Professional of the Year

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

New York Testing High-Tech Truck Inspection System

New York's commercial truck inspection program is getting a lot smarter because of a high-tech, real-time clearance system developed by Kapsch TrafficCom North America

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May 16, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Unveils Proposed Stability Control Mandate

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today proposed a first-ever federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks and buses

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May 10, 2012 - Industry News

Georgia Logging Company Ordered to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety

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May 10, 2012 - Industry News

New Research Identifies Large Truck Rollover Locations

The American Transportation Research Institute has produced a database of locations with the highest frequency of large truck rollovers using more than 50,000 crash records from a nine-year period (from 2001-2009)

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May 9, 2012 - Industry News

Dupre Logistics Recognized by National Tank Truck Carriers

The National Tank Truck Carriers Association awarded Dupre Logistics with the Grand Award in the 21 million - 35 million mile class in Personnel Safety

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May 9, 2012 - Industry News

Safety Board Highlights Dangers of Hose-Chemical Incompatibility

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the Department of Transportation to warn trucking companies about the dangers of not using the right hoses for the right chemicals,

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May 8, 2012 - Industry News

Students Promote Safety Belts in FMCSA Art Contest

FMCSA's annual Be Ready, Be Buckled art contests gives children of truck and bus drivers a chance to get creative with safety. Here, a 2011 winner from Darby Kim of Centreville, Va.

Two youngsters were honored for their posters urging truck drivers to buckle up

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May 7, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities to Reach Record Low

There were an estimated 32,310 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2011 versus 32,885 fatalities that occurred in 2010, which is a decline of about 1.7%.

The number of highway deaths in the U.S. is on track to be at its lowest on record, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's early estimate of 2011 traffic fatalities

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May 4, 2012 - Industry News

Study: Large Trucks at Greater Risk of Fire in High-Speed Crashes

Larger vehicles' weight may result in greater impact forces in collisions.  These forces may compromise vulnerable fuel tanks, and leaking fuel is more likely to ignite.

Large trucks - semi-trucks in particular - are more likely to catch fire in higher speed vehicle crashes compared to light trucks and passenger vehicles, according to a recent study by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

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May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Live Radio Weather Special to Air for Truckers

SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking channel will air a live, call-in "Severe Weather Summit" today to help prepare professional truck drivers for dangers they may face on the road

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April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Report: Florida Troopers Erred Before Jan. Crashes

A report released by Florida state investigators Thursday is faulting the Florida Highway Patrol for reopening a foggy stretch of I-75 that was later the scene of of a series of crashes that killed 11 people on Jan. 29

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Launches Trucking Mentors Program

Trucker Buddy International is launching a new program called Trucking Mentors, directed at teaching high school students to drive safely around big rig trucks. Trucking Mentors matches professional drivers with a high school located either locally or along the route of the driver. The driver then visits the high school once or twice a year to talk about safe highway driving and help build a positive image of the trucking industry among teenage drivers

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April 12, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: More Carriers Moving Toward CSA Compliance

More carriers taking steps to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime, and 65% are doing so with three or more methods, according to results from Transport Capital Partners' First Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey.

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April 9, 2012 - Industry News

DTNA Trucks Recalled for Seat Problems

Nearly 9,000 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4900 trucks are being recalled because the seat could unexpectedly buckle

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