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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

February 12, 2002

FMCSA Going High-Tech With Olympic Truck Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using infrared technology to screen trucks and buses for potential problems with brakes, tires, and gears as these vehicles travel roads near the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

February 5, 2002

Safety Board Says Driver Ignored Crossing Gates

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday said a fatal 1999 truck-train crash in Illinois was caused by a trucker driving around the crossing gates. The board's conclusion conflicts with a police report released last week saying the crossing gates were malfunctioning

February 4, 2002

Gate Faulty In Truck-Train Crash

A 1999 truck-train crash that exposed loopholes in the commercial driver's license program in Illinois was caused by faulty crossing signals, not by a truck driver who drove around the gates

January 31, 2002

Montana To Use Deicer Linked To Truck Problems

Montana transportation officials have drawn the ire of truckers for their decision to use a chemical deicer that’s been linked to damage in trucks

January 24, 2002

Ol' Blue Offers Downloadable Coloring Book

Ol' Blue, USA now offers a coloring book as part of its Big Wheels, Little Kids School Program

January 19, 2002

Volvo Responds To NHTSA Investigation

Volvo Trucks says it welcomes an investigation by federal safety officials over alleged safety defects of its trucks. On Friday the company released a statement in response to an investigation begun by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio

January 17, 2002

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Alleged Volvo Problems

Updated 4:30p.m., Eastern--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun an investigation of several reported defects in Volvo trucks. These investigations come in response to a petition submitted last year by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association alleging mechanical problems with more than 500 Volvo trucks

January 15, 2002

International Trucks Recalled For Headlight Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of nearly 14,000 International medium-duty trucks for possible problems with the headlights

January 15, 2002

Eaton VORAD To Be Available From All OEMS

2002 will find all North American Class 8 and Medium Duty vehicle manufacturers listing the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning System as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks

January 4, 2002

The Sleep That Kills

A driver who just logged eight hours of sleep is pulling over for naps every two hours. Another driver is worried about an increasing tendency to nod off while he's driving. An owner-operator behind the wheel

January 3, 2002

Washington To Test Wrong-Way Warning Device

The Washington State Department of Transportation is testing experimental emergency signs at a freeway ramp to help prevent vehicles from entering the highway going the wrong way

December 31, 2001

Rumble Strips Make A Difference In Nebraska

Rumble strips that have been installed along Interstate 80 in Nebraska look like they're saving lives

December 19, 2001

Fatal Crash Statistics Good News

New federal statistics for 2000 show a continuing reduction in the large truck fatal crash rate

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