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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

December 13, 2001

Rhode Island Deploys First e911 System

Cell phones are great for emergencies. Dialing 911 is great for emergencies. But the two don't necessarily work well together, as dispatchers in the past have not been able to easily locate 911 callers on cell phones. That's beginning to change, as Rhode Island rolls out the country's first e911 system

November 29, 2001

States Respond To ATA Truck Parking

Contrary to popular belief, many states are concerned about a lack of truck parking, and are working to do something about it

November 29, 2001

Kenworth Recalls Trucks For Defrosting Problems

More than 2,600 Kenworth heavy trucks have been recalled for possible problems with the defrosting system

November 28, 2001

NTSB Recommends Training, Oversize Guidelines In Truck-Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says poor route planning and permitting, lack of training about the hazards of railroad crossings, and driver fatigue all contributed to the collision of a passenger train and an oversized tractor-trailer last year in California

November 8, 2001

RSPA Extends Deadline to Submit Innovative Security Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline for submitting papers on activities that would improve the security or reduce the vulnerability of transportation service

November 5, 2001

Mock Truck/Train Crash Staged In Ohio

It may not have been "real," but to the hundreds of spectators and participants at a recent mock truck/train crash in Findlay, Ohio, the scene was real enough

October 31, 2001

NHTSA Announces Truck Recalls

Internationals with brake light problems and Kenworths with brake drag problems are in the latest truck recall listings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

October 23, 2001

California Trains Emergency Personnel For Tanker Crashes

The California Highway Patrol and the Western Propane Gas Association have completed the training of 1,700 emergency personnel to deal with tanker-trailer truck crashes

October 12, 2001

Driver In Explosives Wreck Cited For Log Book Violations

The driver involved in a heavily publicized wreck of a truck loaded with federal munitions has been cited for having a fraudulent log book

October 8, 2001

Two Munitions Accidents Raise Eyebrows

Even as the New York Times and "PrimeTime Thursday" were reporting on shortfalls in security among the nation's munitions carriers late last week, two trucks hauling such loads were involved in highly publicized crashes

October 5, 2001

Put the Brakes On Fatalities

Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day

October 2, 2001

Arkansas Uses Heat Sensor To Check Truck Brakes

Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes

October 1, 2001

Federal Funds Available For Truck Parking

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking

September 24, 2001

Truck Fatalities Drop In 2000

While the number of highway fatalities remained virtually unchanged between 1999 and 2000, large truck crash fatalities dropped 3 percent

September 19, 2001

Another Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Nearly 18 percent of the trucks inspected during Sept. 5's Operation Air Brake were put out of service for brake-related defects

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