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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

March 20, 2002

Updated Out-of-Service Criteria Available

The 2002 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is available from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

March 19, 2002

Drivers: Don't Forget The Medical Kit

It's often hard to get medical care on the road, so it's important to carry a personalized medical kit in the truck, both for your own health and for responding to emergencies

March 18, 2002

View Window Factor In Crash Damages

A Washington State jury has found a log truck owner-operator and Paccar responsible for a 1997 crash that left a woman paralyzed

March 14, 2002

Mack Recalls Trucks For Steering Problem

Mack has recalled nearly 900 CH and CX model trucks for a possible steering problem

March 10, 2002

Florida Bans Local Cell Phone Laws

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to sign a bill that prohibits local governments from passing laws restricting the use of mobile phones

March 6, 2002

Are You Secure?

A truck driver pulls his tanker into a gas station to deliver a load. He sets his line and is pumping gasoline into the station's tanks when a man approaches, engages him in conversation and starts

March 6, 2002

MacKinnon, Marten Win TCA Safety Awards

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario (Canada), and Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis., took home the Grand Prizes in the 2001 Truckload Carriers Assn. National Fleet Safety Awards

February 12, 2002

Recall Issued For Western Star Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for 3,500 Western Star trucks from 1998 through 2000 model years


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