Safety

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October 17, 2011

Volvo Honors Roehl, Stagecoach for Safety Focus

Safety-centric company cultures and outstanding performance records earned Roehl Transport and Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

September 30, 2011

NTTC Offers Free Tank Truck Rollover Prevention Video 
with Spanish Subtitles

National Tank Truck Carriers released the Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention video with Spanish subtitles, available for free online

September 18, 2011

Truckers Hit by Rocks on 401 in Ontario

On Friday, three truck drivers were pelted with rocks while driving along the 401 near Woodstock, Ontario

September 16, 2011

Georgia Inspections to be Done by State Officials

Georgia is ending a program that has allowed local police departments to inspect commercial vehicles for safety violations, reports an Atlanta TV station

September 8, 2011

Michigan Study Suggests CSA Improvements

An analysis of the CSA safety enforcement system finds that most elements are working well but improvements still are needed. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute prepared an in-depth study of the 30-month field test of CSA, then known as CSA 2010. As expected, it found that the system worked better than the old SafeStat system, improved carrier behavior and reached more carriers

September 8, 2011

Brake Safety Week to Target Brake Adjustment

Next week is Brake Safety Week, when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance works to improve industry knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems

September 7, 2011

Sentry Insurance Joins CargoNet

Sentry Insurance has become a member of CargoNet, a national network to combat cargo theft through improved information sharing between the insurance and trucking industries and law enforcement

September 2, 2011

Free iZup Lite GPS-Based Text Blocking Solution

Illume Software announced iZup Lite, a free GPS-based text blocking solution with auto-reply that is available immediately in the Android Marketplace for all major carriers

August 30, 2011

Harvard Researchers Study Potential Sleep Apnea Screening Tool

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health investigated a new type of screening tool to identify drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea

August 25, 2011

'E-Z Guider' begs the question, Why don't trailers have backup lights?

Ever back a trailer into a dark alley or loading dock? Talk about a black hole!

August 24, 2011

California DMV Employee Charged with Taking Bribes to Falsify CDL Records

An employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking bribes to alter driver's license records and issue commercial licenses to individuals who had not passed the required written and driving tests

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

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