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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

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

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