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CRASH Criticizes Conspicuity Retrofit

Although Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways has fought for years to require retrofitting of older trailers with reflective tape, it slammed the new rules announced last week

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Uniform Speed Limit Bill Progresses In Texas

With nearly 30 legislative proposals on the agenda, a Texas transportation committee hearing Tuesday lasted well into the evening — but with little discussion, a bill that would create uniform speed limits for cars and trucks was passed on to the next step

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UPS Replaces Mirrors With Sensors In Washington

UPS is complying with Washington state's new backing safety law for trucks by equipping its entire fleet with sophisticated electronic backing aids instead of mirrors

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TCA Announces Fleet Safety Winners

The Truckload Carriers Assn. honored two trucking companies for emphasizing safety in every aspect of daily business at its recent annual meeting

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Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week

This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4

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Mack, Navistar Models Recalled For Steering Problems

Some Mack and Navistar trucks are among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recent auto safety recalls

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McQuaid Calls for ‘Appropriate’ Safety Performance Standard

It’s time to change the way the federal government measures truck safety, a trucking industry leader told Congress last week

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DOT Announces Trailer Reflector Retrofit

A new Federal Highway Administration requirement will make trucking companies install reflective tape or reflectors on trailers

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Witnesses Say Driver Didn’t Go Around Gates

News reports over the weekend suggest that despite a less-than-stellar safety record, the truck driver involved in a tragic train derailment last week did not drive around the crossing gates in an attempt to beat the train

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Higher Speeds Shorten Tire Life

A study performed for The Maintenance Council by Bridgestone/Firestone found that higher speed limits have resulted in higher tire costs

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