February 10, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of a fatal truck crash two year ago was a trucker's fatigue – but it said a carrier's failure to adhere to HOS rules and “inadequate safety oversight by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration" contributed as well.
January 28, 2016
A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.
January 14, 2016
NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.
December 29, 2015
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
November 18, 2015
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
November 8, 2015
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
June 30, 2015
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
June 10, 2015
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.
June 9, 2015
Collision avoidance systems reduce accidents and save lives and injuries, and should be standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles, says the National Transportation Safety Board in recommendations announced Monday.
May 1, 2015
An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.
February 4, 2015
The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.
January 14, 2015
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
December 17, 2014
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
November 20, 2014
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
November 18, 2014
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
October 22, 2014
Truck drivers should not use hands-free phones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board’s recommendation was one of several changes it wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make in the wake of a 2013 truck-train crash that caused a derailment, hazmat fire and explosion.
September 3, 2014
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
July 16, 2014
There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit River Bridge and there's only one doorstep on which to lay that blame.
June 27, 2014
Hart faces confirmation by the Senate to fill the position left open when Deborah Hersman left earlier this year to lead the National Safety Council. During Hersman’s tenure, NTSB has been active in promoting truck safety in numerous ways ranging from electronic logs to distracted driving to parking.
May 15, 2014
The consequences of texting and driving can go far beyond your CSA score, a ticket or even the maximum $11,000 fine from the feds.
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