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May 3, 2002

Latest Hazard: Eating While Driving

An insurance company has developed a list of the most dangerous foods to eat while driving

May 2, 2002

Suspension Problem Leads To International Recall

International Truck and Engine Corp. has recalled more than 1,400 International 4300 trucks

May 2, 2002

AAA: Red-Light Cameras Shouldn’t Replace Sound Traffic Engineering

AAA is recommending that local jurisdictions considering red-light cameras should first apply all practical traffic engineering countermeasures

April 24, 2002

Dart Hands Out 3-Million Mile Awards

Dart Transit honored four owner-operators for achieving 3 million accident-free miles

April 24, 2002

<I>USA Today</I> Reports Internal Controversy Over AAA Truck Crash Study

Changes within the nation’s largest auto club and its controversial report on car/truck crashes have drawn the attention of the national media. Wednesday, USA Today reported that AAA is changing, morphing into a travel services powerhouse and away from safety

April 22, 2002

Truck Fatalities Down Fourth Year In A Row

The number of fatalities involving large trucks dropped slightly last year, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 12, 2002

Arkansas Added To Highway Watch Roster

The Arkansas Trucking Association and the American Trucking Associations officially launched the state's Highway Watch program April 6

April 12, 2002

AAA Study Finds Unsafe Auto Driving

A draft study by the American Automobile Assn. Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that unsafe driver actions are much more likely to be recorded for car drivers than for truck drivers

April 10, 2002

NHTSA Looks At Volvo Recall

At the urging of an owner-operator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to take a closer look at a recall of Volvo trucks. The news comes as the agency published details about its decision to grant only parts of one association's petition to investigate other alleged problems in Volvo heavy trucks

April 4, 2002

Wyoming DOT Says More Truck Parking Needed

A Wyoming Department of Transportation study found more truck parking is needed in the state. According to the study, about 100 to 200 more parking spaces are needed on I-80 in the Rawlins and Laramie areas during peak hours

April 3, 2002

NTSB Chairman Highlights Fatigue As Major Cause Of Accidents

As part of national Sleep Awareness Week, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Marion Blakey this week emphasized the need for truck drivers, other transportation workers, and in fact everyone behind the wheel to be aware of the dangers of fatigue

April 3, 2002

IMMI Provides Seat Belts For Volvo

IMMI has announced it will supply lap-shoulder seat belt systems for Volvo Trucks’ VN and VHD model trucks

April 2, 2002

ATA's Canary Calls For Crackdown On Speeders

The head of the American Trucking Assns. has challenged top federal and state motor vehicle safety officials to support his call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks

April 2, 2002

Study Says Americans Lack Enough Sleep

A new study concludes truckers are among the millions of American not getting enough sleep, putting them at increased risk for accidents, injuries and health problems

April 1, 2002

Beware of "Zippers"

Forget that stuff about the arrival of the first robins and daffodils. If you're a professional truck driver, there is no such season as Spring. There are just two seasons. One is Winter. The other is "Construction.

March 26, 2002

UK Study: Mobile Phones Worse Than Booze

A British study found that motorists talking on mobile phones while driving are more dangerous than drunk drivers

March 25, 2002

Task Force to Explore Link Between Corrosion, De-Icers

Trucking industry executives attending the Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month formed a task force to examine the growing problem of truck corrosion possibly caused by de-icing and dust control chemicals on roads

March 25, 2002

Two Truckers Cited In Deadly Georgia Pileup

The two truckers in the front of the pack of Georgia's worst crash pileup in history have been fined thousands of dollars for violating hours of service violations

March 20, 2002

NHTSA Plans To Test Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly planning to put retreaded truck tires to the test. According to Tire Business, NHTSA plans to see how commercial retreads compare to new truck tire standards

March 20, 2002

Kenworth First Manufacturer To Offer Infrared Night Vision

Kenworth will now offer Bendix Xvision night vision system as optional equipment for its Class 8 models under the name Kenworth Night Vision


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