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August 17, 2011

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

August 15, 2011

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

August 15, 2011

Truck Inspectors Compete

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

August 14, 2011

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

August 3, 2011

'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

August 2, 2011

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

August 2, 2011

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

July 26, 2011

NTSB Recommends Rollover/Stability Protection For Tank 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

July 24, 2011

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

July 12, 2011

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

July 7, 2011

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

June 29, 2011

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

June 28, 2011

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

June 26, 2011

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

June 26, 2011

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

June 22, 2011

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

June 16, 2011

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

June 12, 2011

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

June 10, 2011

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

June 7, 2011

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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