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May 28, 2002

Roadcheck 2002 Scheduled

International Roadcheck 2002, the 14th annual 72-hour vehicle/driver inspection blitz, will be held June 4-6 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico

May 22, 2002

Survey: Driver Safety and Rudeness Improving

Americans overall are not as aggressive on the road as they have been in the past as driver safety and rudeness continue to improve, says the fourth annual Nerves of Steel survey

May 21, 2002

NTSB Issues “Most Wanted” Safety Improvements

While fatigue and hours of service remain a top priority of the National Transportation Safety Board in its Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements list for 2002, it has given up on trying to get the trucking industry to adopt “black boxes.

May 14, 2002

Sleep Apnea, Poor Construction Zone Planning Blamed In Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has found that a fatal highway crash in a work zone in Tennessee was caused by the truck driver's health problems and a flawed medical certification process

May 13, 2002

Trucking Industry Announces Anti-Terrorism Plan

Under a new “Anti-Terrorism Action Plan,” truck drivers will be trained to spot and report any suspicious activities that might have terrorism or national security implications

May 9, 2002

Economic Impact Of Crashes Reaches $230.6 Billion

The economic impact of motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways has reached $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States

May 7, 2002

Pennsylvania Runaway Truck Ramp Seen As Unsafe

A truck runaway ramp on Route 93 in Carbon County, Pa., will be replaced with one using safer methods

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

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