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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

June 5, 2011

FMCSA Shuts Down Sky Express, Inc.

An investigation following a fatal bus crash on May 31 has revealed that Sky Express, Inc. was operating and selling tickets under several different company names, including 108 Tours and 108 Bus.

June 3, 2011

Must-see video shows twister tearing up a trailer, but driver survives

Tornados that ravaged parts of Oklahoma on May 24 included one that hit a tractor-trailer right where it was on a highway

June 2, 2011

Summer the Most Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

Summer's here and the time is right for putting away the phone while driving. On the day she graduated from college in May 2008, Jacy Good's car was struck by a tractor-trailer that had swerved to avoid a young driver who had run a red light while talking on his cell phone. Her parents were killed. She barely survived and lives with serious injuries

May 25, 2011

NICB Releases 2010 Report on Cargo Theft

The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued its 2010 National Cargo Theft report, finding that electronics and food are the most common loads targeted by thieves

May 25, 2011

Relief Efforts Under Way Following Joplin Tornado

Relief efforts are under way after an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., early Sunday, claiming at least 123 lives and leveling thousands of homes. Jeff Nene, senior director of public relations at Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief organization headquartered in nearby Springfield, Mo., has visited disaster zones around the world and said this is among the worst he's ever seen

May 24, 2011

Secretary LaHood Announces Success of Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

Commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches during the first year of the DOT's new Pre-Employment Screening Program

May 11, 2011

Jason's Law Reintroduced; Would Address Truck Parking Problems

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have reintroduced Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

May 11, 2011

GAO Investigators Drive Through Holes in Port Security

An investigation by the General Accountability Office has raised serious concerns about the ability of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program to safeguard the nation's ports

May 9, 2011

Peterbilt Offering RollTek Side Rollover Protection

IMMI RollTek side rollover protection is now available on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high-back driver's seat

May 2, 2011

FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009

April 20, 2011

Research Links Truck Crash Involvement to Driver History

A study by the American Transportation Research Institute reveals that truck drivers with poor driving records are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records

April 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Puts 144 Trucks OOS in One-Day Rural Enforcement Effort

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 144 trucks and 32 drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on commercial vehicles traveling on rural roads and non-interstate highways

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