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Safety

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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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June 7, 2011 - Industry News

Harassment by Men Discussed at White House Meeting by Women In Trucking Officers

Women In Trucking President/CEO Ellen Voie and Board Director, Jan Hamblin of J. J. Keller & Associates, recently visited the White House to discuss the problem of harassment in the male-dominated trucking industry

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June 5, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Sky Express, Inc.

An investigation following a fatal bus crash on May 31 has revealed that Sky Express, Inc. was operating and selling tickets under several different company names, including 108 Tours and 108 Bus.

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June 2, 2011 - Industry News

Summer the Most Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

Summer's here and the time is right for putting away the phone while driving. On the day she graduated from college in May 2008, Jacy Good's car was struck by a tractor-trailer that had swerved to avoid a young driver who had run a red light while talking on his cell phone. Her parents were killed. She barely survived and lives with serious injuries

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May 25, 2011 - Industry News

NICB Releases 2010 Report on Cargo Theft

The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued its 2010 National Cargo Theft report, finding that electronics and food are the most common loads targeted by thieves

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May 25, 2011 - Industry News

Relief Efforts Under Way Following Joplin Tornado

A massive tornado tossed trucks about at the Flying J in Joplin, Mo. Photo by Shane Kirk.

Relief efforts are under way after an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., early Sunday, claiming at least 123 lives and leveling thousands of homes. Jeff Nene, senior director of public relations at Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization headquartered in nearby Springfield, Mo., has visited disaster zones around the world and said this is among the worst he's ever seen

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May 24, 2011 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Success of Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

Commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches during the first year of the DOT's new Pre-Employment Screening Program

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May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Jason's Law Reintroduced; Would Address Truck Parking Problems

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have reintroduced Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

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May 11, 2011 - Industry News

GAO Investigators Drive Through Holes in Port Security

An official at the Port of Tacoma checks a driver's TWIC card.

An investigation by the General Accountability Office has raised serious concerns about the ability of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program to safeguard the nation's ports

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May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offering RollTek Side Rollover Protection

IMMI RollTek side rollover protection is now available on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high-back driver's seat

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May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009

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April 20, 2011 - Industry News

Research Links Truck Crash Involvement to Driver History

A study by the American Transportation Research Institute reveals that truck drivers with poor driving records are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records

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April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Puts 144 Trucks OOS in One-Day Rural Enforcement Effort

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 144 trucks and 32 drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on commercial vehicles traveling on rural roads and non-interstate highways

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April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Small Percentage of Drivers Represent Highest Distracted Driving Risk

A study of drivers observed through an in-cab video/vehicle data safety system found that a small percent of drivers are most likely to be involved in a distracted driving behavior when they do something dangerous like swerve or slam on the brakes

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April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Industry Safety Performance Reached Record Levels in 2009

The rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009 - making that year the trucking industry's safest since the federal government began keeping track in 1975. But American Trucking Associations representatives say more can be done, and called for the government to look at incentive-based programs to drive safety technology

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