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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

December 28, 2010

Operation Safe Driver finds Speeding Cars Outnumber Trucks Nearly 3 to 1

Data collected during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's fall Operation Safe Driver campaign showed car drivers show an alarming propensity for speeding around big trucks

December 20, 2010

Connecticut Crackdown Nets 28,000 Violations, $3.4 M in Fines

During the first four months of a statewide crackdown on "unsafe" truckers, police in Connecticut have issued 28,000 violations potentially worth more than $3.4 million in revenue for the state

December 13, 2010

Report: US Cargo Theft Rate Increases 28 Percent on Holidays

FreightWatch International published its first Holiday Cargo Theft Report, reviewing cargo theft statistics from the seven major holidays in the United States. The report showed a 28 percent increase in cargo theft on a per-day basis compared with the other calendar days

November 21, 2010

NETS Study: Strict Enforcement of Cell Phone Bans Boosts Fleet Safety

A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies

November 15, 2010

New Driver Distraction Study Looks at Cell Phone Use in the Cab

The amount of visual distraction is a key factor in whether in-cab technology increases crash risk for commercial drivers, according to a new study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

November 9, 2010

Joint Enforcement Effort in Pennsylvania Gas-Drilling Areas Nets 1,066 Trucks

The Marcellus Shale is attracting a lot of interest from natural gas producers, and from Pennsylvania truck inspectors, too

November 5, 2010

Prime Honors 3-Million-Mile Drivers

Prime inc. recently honored drivers Herman Knight and Steve Rowan for achieving 3 million miles of safe driving

November 4, 2010

Virginia Adding Truck Parking in Pilot Program

A pilot program in virginia will use undeveloped Virginia Department of Transportation properties as "truck safety rest areas" for truck parking

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