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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

April 19, 2011

Small Percentage of Drivers Represent Highest Distracted Driving Risk

A study of drivers observed through an in-cab video/vehicle data safety system found that a small percent of drivers are most likely to be involved in a distracted driving behavior when they do something dangerous like swerve or slam on the brakes

April 11, 2011

Truck Industry Safety Performance Reached Record Levels in 2009

The rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009 - making that year the trucking industry's safest since the federal government began keeping track in 1975. But American Trucking Associations representatives say more can be done, and called for the government to look at incentive-based programs to drive safety technology

April 3, 2011

Highway Fatalities Lowest Ever Recorded

Despite Americans driving nearly 21 billion more miles last year, U.S. highway traffic fatalities dropped 3 percent from 2009 to the lowest levels in recorded history. The fatality rate also dropped, to 1.09 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

March 24, 2011

Pennsylvania State Police Place 131 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 131 trucks out of service during a two-day enforcement effort focusing on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operations in the stat

March 21, 2011

Texas To Get PrePass This Summer

The Texas Department of Public Safety is equipping five of its truck inspection facilities at three locations with PrePass commercial vehicle safety technology starting this summer

March 17, 2011

TCA Names Winners of National Fleet Safety Award

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd., of Breslau, Ontario, and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba are the grand prize winners of the Truckload Carriers Association National Fleet Safety Awards

March 16, 2011

You Can Run, But Sometimes You Can't Get By Good-Guy Truckers

Most truckers are good guys and good citizens who appreciate law and order. Their tractor-trailers make good road blocks, and drivers have been known to deploy them to help police officers capture criminals on the run

March 8, 2011

2010 Cargo Theft Shows Significant Increase

The first annual cargo theft report from CargoNet shows a significant increase in cargo theft in 2010 compared to 2009, as well as some interesting comparisons. In 2010 there were 1035 cargo theft incidents, a significant increase over 2009, when there were 700 thefts

March 1, 2011

Insurance Institute Wants Underride Guard Improvements

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is petitioning the federal government to require stronger underride guards on the back of tractor-trailers, following a series of tests the group says demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes

February 16, 2011

Lion Technology Hosting HAZMAT Management Workshops in Los Angeles, Oakland

Lion Technology Inc. will be hosting a two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management Workshop in Los Angeles on March 10-11 and in Oakland on March 14-15.

February 9, 2011

ATA Supports Efforts to Streamline Trade Between the U.S. and Canada

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves says the association supports efforts by the Canadian and U.S. governments to streamline the flow of trade between the two countries and improve security coordination

February 6, 2011

Volvo Trucks Safety Award Continues in 2011

Again this year, two fleets in North America will be recognized for their commitment to safety through the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities

February 6, 2011

There's a Website for Everything, Including Truck Spills

We've just heard of a website that displays incidents of freight spilled from tractor-trailers onto highways

January 31, 2011

ODOT sees improvement in commercial vehicle driver inspections

Inspectors with the Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Transportation Division are seeing small improvements in commercial vehicle driver inspections

January 20, 2011

LaHood Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Distracted Driving

At an event marking the one-year anniversary of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for victims of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to distracted driving

January 18, 2011

Cargo Theft Hits New Highs in 2010

Cargo theft rose by 4.1 percent in 2010, to 899 cargo theft incidents (an average of 75 per month) the most ever recorded, according to FreightWatch International, Austin, Texas

January 12, 2011

Survey Finds Fortune 500 Companies Prohibiting Employees from Using Cell Phones While Driving

One out of five Fortune 500 companies that responded to a recent National Safety Council survey has a total ban on cell phone use while driving that covers all employees

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