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February 7, 2012

FMCSA Closes Down Indiana Trucking Company as Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered U&D Service Inc. of Indianapolis to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety

February 6, 2012

Paccar Recalls Trucks with Problematic Bendix Air-Brake Valve

Paccar Inc., one of several manufacturers whose trucks are affected by problems with a Bendix air-brake valve, has issued a recall that includes 21 Kenworth and Peterbilt models

January 30, 2012

Tennessee Highway Patrol Teams Up with CargoNet

CargoNet announced a new alliance with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to combat stolen goods in transit in Tennessee and surrounding states

January 20, 2012

Underride guards in Japan look weaker but cover more area than here

Underride guards are becoming topical in the United States as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is petitioning federal safety authorities to toughen the regulation that govern the design on rear bumpers on trailers.

December 27, 2011

Study: Early Cellphone Safety Studies Likely Overestimated Crash Risk

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving

December 26, 2011

Second Fatal Wheel-off Raises Questions About Truck Safety in Ontario

A woman driving a Honda Civic was killed by a flying truck wheel near Hamilton, Ont. on Thursday. It was the province's second fatal wheel-off incident in as many weeks

December 21, 2011

Small Georgia Fleet Owner Indicted for Violating OOS, Chameleon Carrier Charge

A man who apparently reincarnated an out-of-service trucking company -- and allegedly kept operating after the chameleon company also was put out of service -- has been indicted on federal charges

December 21, 2011

Lexis-Nexis Report Highlights Potential Problem Areas in Driver Safety and Screening

A new study finds commercial driver applications with incomplete or inaccurate information increased 20% in 2011, pointing to an area fleets can target to improve safety and compliance

December 21, 2011

Holiday Season Prime Time for Cargo Theft

Cargo thieves don't take time off during the holidays -- in fact, they may turn to more aggressive methods, say freight security experts

December 11, 2011

NTSB to Review 2010 Multi-vehicle Crash in Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause, and consider proposed safety recommendations on the August 5, 2010, multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri

December 8, 2011

Highway Fatalities Drop, Truck-related Deaths Rise

Preliminary 2010 fatality and injury data shows that highway deaths fell to 32,885 for the year, the lowest level since 1949. The data also revealed that truck-related fatalities increased by nearly nine percent to 3,675

December 8, 2011

TSA Recalls Improperly Encoded TWIC Cards

The integrated circuit chips on approximately 26,000 previously issued Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) issued prior to April 5, 2011 were improperly encoded and may not work with TWIC card readers

November 21, 2011

FreightWatch Warns of Increased Incidents of Cargo Theft over Thanksgiving Weekend

Last year, FreightWatch reported that cargo crime increases by 28% over holiday periods and that Thanksgiving weekend recorded the most cargo theft activity of all holiday periods in the United States

November 21, 2011

National Motorists Association Throws Down the Gauntlet on Red Light Cameras

The National Motorists Association (NMA) is challenging cities to do away with ticket-producing red-light cameras and replace them with traffic engineering solutions to combat red-light running. They're putting $10,000 on the table that says safety can be improved without tickets

November 17, 2011

Safety Improvements Show HOS Rule Does Not Need Revision, ATA Says

The continuing improvement in truck safety shows that the current hours of service rules do not need to be revised, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said in a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget

November 16, 2011

Brake Safety Week Results Show Improvement in Brake Adjustment Rates, Increased Overall OOS Rates

Enforcement data gathered from across the continent during Operation Air Brake's Brake Safety Week reveals the number of out-of-service defects for both brake adjustment and brake components are down slightly, while the overall OOS rate for brakes rose

November 14, 2011

Cyclist Tragedy Sparks Side Guard Debate in Canada

Olivia Chow thinks all trucks need side guards on their trailers and she is introducing a bill in Canada's Parliament to try to make it a reality

November 7, 2011

NTSB Supports "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" - Stay Alert or Stay Off the Road

The National Transportation Safety Board has thrown its full support behind Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, 2011

November 2, 2011

NTSB Conducting Tests at Site of June 2011 Amtrak Train Crash

NTSB investigators have returned to the scene of an accident between an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor and double trailer combination in rural Nevada on June 24, 2011.

October 27, 2011

Website Offers Environmental Compliance Resources

American Trucking Associations and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced a new online compliance resource that provides information on environmental regulations affecting fleets

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