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September 14, 2010

Agenda Announced for Distracted Driving Summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. Don Osterberg, senior vice president of Schneider National, will be on a panel discussion on "Confronting the Distracted Driving Challenge Moving Forward.

September 9, 2010

UMTRI, Con-way Study Integrated Crash Warning System

An integrated system of crash warning technologies designed to enhance the safety of commercial trucks was found in a 10-month study to help drivers stay in their lane and avoid crashes

September 9, 2010

Traffic Deaths Plummet in 2009

The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities fell 20 percent in 2009, to the lowest level since the Department of Transportation started keeping records, while overall highway deaths fell to the lowest number since 1950

September 9, 2010

CVSA Targeting Air Brakes This Week

Brake Safety Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday the 18th. The program is part of the Operation Air Brake Campaign, an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance dedicated to improving inspection, compliance, maintenance, and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems throughout North America

September 8, 2010

European Study Shows Truckers Not at Fault in Most Crashes

A European study of truck accidents causes confirmed similar U.S. studies that show passenger vehicle drivers are at fault 75 percent of the time in truck-related crashes

September 7, 2010

Oregon Credits Inspection Blitzes for Drop in Truck Crashes

Oregon's Department of Transportation says its commercial vehicle enforcement and education efforts appear to be paying off with a drop in truck crashes

August 25, 2010

DOT Cracks Down on Drunk Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off its annual campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers of the road

August 18, 2010

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug and Alcohol Testing Violators

During a two-week drug and alcohol strike force sweep, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took 109 bus and truck drivers off the roads, and more than 175 carriers face enforcement actions

August 5, 2010

Oh-Oh! Over She Goes!

A short video now making the rounds of truck folks' e-mail boxes shows a huge and heavy steel I-beam girder, and the trailer dollies it's on, falling over in a freeway curve

August 4, 2010

Hearing on Stability Control Could Pave the Way For Future Mandate

A mandate for stability control systems on tractor-trailers could be near, according to a hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board this week

July 27, 2010

New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving

Nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, or the driver's side, according to a recent study from the St. Louis University Medical School

July 27, 2010

ATA Voices Concern Over 'Shoot the Gap' Volkswagen Commercial

The American Trucking Associations sent a letter to Volkswagen voicing concern over its new television commercial "Shoot the Gap," which portrays a passenger car driver passing a tractor-trailer on the right side and pulling into a small gap between the two tractor-trailers

July 22, 2010

Cargo Theft on the Rise This Year

For the first six months of 2010, cargo theft increased 5 percent over the same period of 2010, with multi-trailer losses becoming increasingly commo

July 20, 2010

Long-Haul Collisions Are Lowest During First Half of the Year

Collisions and near collisions in the long-haul trucking industry are typically low from January to June, between 1 and 5 percent

July 20, 2010

CVSA's New Truck Safety Campaign Targets Teens

As part of a new strategy aimed at cutting commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it will focus on educating teenagers

July 13, 2010

Roadcheck Reports Continued Low Out-of-Service Rates

During this year's Roadcheck, held last month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that out-of-service rates for commercial motor vehicles continued to hover close to record lows set in 2009

June 30, 2010

Con-way Freight Adds Safety Technologies to New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight has installed several safety technologies in new trucks, including rollover stability, front collision warning with adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning

June 28, 2010

Man Holds Onto Trailer 'For Dear Life' as He Calls 911

The semitrailer had a ladder, which proved a lucky thing for a man who jokingly climbed aboard in the wee hours of Friday, June 18

June 21, 2010

NECS Forms Strategic Partnership With JS Eastman Enterprises

National Energy Control Services and JS Eastman Enterprises have formed a strategic partnership to bring together the regulatory compliance, DOT compliance, driver safety management and tax-related expertise of NECS with the crisis response knowledge and experience of JS Eastman

June 21, 2010

Proper Paperwork Is Key to Being Environmentally, Safety Compliant

"If you can't show you did it, you didn't do it," said Nick Bujeaud, district manager at KPA, which provides compliance and risk management services. During KPA's Recordkeeping 101: EPA and OSHA Required Paperwork Webinar last week, Bujeaud could not stress enough the importance of maintaining the necessary paperwork required to stay compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules


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