Safety & Compliance

Safety

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September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Study Suggests CSA Improvements

An analysis of the CSA safety enforcement system finds that most elements are working well but improvements still are needed. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute prepared an in-depth study of the 30-month field test of CSA, then known as CSA 2010. As expected, it found that the system worked better than the old SafeStat system, improved carrier behavior and reached more carriers

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September 8, 2011 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week to Target Brake Adjustment

Next week is Brake Safety Week, when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance works to improve industry knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems

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September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Sentry Insurance Joins CargoNet

Sentry Insurance has become a member of CargoNet, a national network to combat cargo theft through improved information sharing between the insurance and trucking industries and law enforcement

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September 2, 2011 - Industry News

Free iZup Lite GPS-Based Text Blocking Solution

Illume Software announced iZup Lite, a free GPS-based text blocking solution with auto-reply that is available immediately in the Android Marketplace for all major carriers

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August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Harvard Researchers Study Potential Sleep Apnea Screening Tool

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health investigated a new type of screening tool to identify drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea

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August 24, 2011 - Industry News

California DMV Employee Charged with Taking Bribes to Falsify CDL Records

An employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking bribes to alter driver's license records and issue commercial licenses to individuals who had not passed the required written and driving tests

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Preparing to Require Stability Control Systems on Tractors

A pending federal proposal to require stability control systems on truck tractors is getting a mixed reaction from the trucking industry. The proposal, scheduled to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the end of the year, would specify the details of a technology standard that that a growing number of fleets already have adopted voluntarily because they see safety benefits

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August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Salem Police, ODOT Target Bad Driving Around Trucks

Law enforcement officials are cracking down on aggressive car and truck drivers on Interstate 5 in the Salem area this week

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August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Inspectors Compete

NAIC 2011 Grand Champion John Sova from North Dakota. Photo by Ken Carr.

Fifty-four roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America competed in Orlando, Fla., last week in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's North American Inspectors Championship

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August 14, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver is ATA Driving Champ

Paul Phillips, a Con-way Freight driver from Coarsegold, Calif., was named the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion in Orlando, Fla., over the weekend, beating 428 other professional drivers from all across the United States in the American Trucking Associations' 74th annual National Truck Driving Championships

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August 3, 2011 - Industry News

'Hot' Trucks May Be A Chronic Problem

State troopers in Indiana have developed innovative law enforcement solutions to take bad food loads off the road, before they make it to market. Yesterday, Truckinginfo reported that Indiana State Police have been citing a high number

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August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana State Police Citing High Number of 'Hot' Reefer Trucks this Summer

Indiana State Police have cited a high number of small reefer trucks transporting food at unsafe and illegal temperatures, according to a report by Channel 13 in Indianapolis, an NBC affiliate

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August 2, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Says FMCSA Strategic Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan does not do enough to address crashes, says the American Trucking Associations in comments filed July 29

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Rollover/Stability Protection For Tank Trailers

The NTSB says stability control systems, like this one demonstrated by Bendix, should be required on tanker trailers.

The National Transportation Safety Board says more needs to be done to make tanker trailers less prone to rollovers, including mandatory stability control systems, following its investigation of a 2009 rollover accident involving a tractor and tanker trailer

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July 24, 2011 - Industry News

Safety Aspects of Highway Bill Could Include New-Carrier Training, Reincarnated Carriers, Changes to Drug Testing

As Congress last week held hearings that offer some insight into what a transportation reauthorization might look like, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., opened discussions on what will likely be included in the safety portion of the Senate's reauthorization bill. Lautenberg, who chairs the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, said he plans to introduce a bill soon

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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Program Shows Enforcement, Education Curb Distracted Driving

Two pilot projects found dramatic reductions in distracted driving resulting from increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns

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July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Roadcheck 2011 Saw Lowest Out-of-Service Rates Ever

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Roadcheck 2011 produced the lowest out-of-service rates recorded in its history

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June 29, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Testing Driver Monitoring Systems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking a close look at whether onboard driver monitoring systems are an effective way to improve safety. The agency is mid-way through a multi-year research project designed to measure how well drivers respond to feedback from systems that track lane departures, impending collisions and fatigue, among other indicators. The research also will produce the largest continuous collection of naturalistic driving data ever undertaken

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June 28, 2011 - Industry News

Driver in Train-Truck Crash May Have Been Speeding

UPDATED -- More details are surfacing about the driver in Friday's horrific train-truck crash in Nevada, including the possibility he may have been speeding

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June 26, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Unveils New "Most Wanted List" of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board released a new list of the nation's most critical transportation safety issues

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June 26, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Crashes into Amtrak Train, Killing at Least Six, Injuring Dozens

UPDATE 2 -- A truck driver is the focus of an investigation after he and at least five others were killed after his tractor-trailer ran into an Amtrak train at a rural crossing in the desert near Miriam, Nev., Friday

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June 22, 2011 - Industry News

Dart Transit Outfits Fleet With Mobileye Collision Avoidance Technology

Dart Transit is equipping new trucks that will be used in its lease-purchase program for owner-operators with Mobileye's collision avoidance system

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June 16, 2011 - Industry News

PressurePro Participating in FMCSA's Wireless Inspection Program

Advantage PressurePro announced its participation in the Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Program with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Oak Ridge National Labs

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June 12, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Shuts Down More Bus Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down three more bus companies for unsafe operations

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June 10, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards

American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks

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