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September 6, 2001

Transportation Fatalities Up Slightly

Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board

August 28, 2001

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

August 27, 2001

NTSB Wants More Action On Collision Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it

August 22, 2001

Runaway Truck Tire Kills Bystander In Colorado

Improperly tightened lug nuts are suspected in a fatal Colorado accident where a tire came off a tractor-trailer and killed a ma

August 10, 2001

Nevada Senators Decry Nuclear Transport

Nevada's U.S. Senators want closer scrutiny of hazardous materials shipping after a damaged nuclear waste container was found on a truck bound for the Nevada Test Site

August 10, 2001

Jury Awards $7 Million In Fatal Crash

The California Department of Transportation, a construction contractor and a trucking company have been ordered to pay a total of $7 million resulting from a 1999 fatal crash

August 9, 2001

Connecticut Cracks Down On Speeders, Truck Violations

Every Wednesday this month, Connecticut officials are cracking down on I-95, which extends more than 100 miles in the state

August 7, 2001

Brake Safety Targeted In Inspection Blitz

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada will conduct 16 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 2, 2001

California Border Inspections Praised

If all Mexican border inspections were as thorough as California's, maybe Congress and President Bush wouldn't be locked in a battle over letting Mexican trucks into the United States under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement

July 31, 2001

Effectiveness Of Red Light Cameras Debated

Red light cameras: Are they proven technology that helps reduce accidents, or do they just serve to fill government coffers and actually make intersections more dangerous? That's the debate as a congressional committee tries to figure

July 24, 2001

Deaths In Construction Zones Rise

The number of people killed in highway construction zones is at an all-time high

July 11, 2001

Driven To Distraction

Most of us have seen it in person: A distracted driver creating a hazard or maybe even in the act of causing an accident. Maybe you’re guilty of doing it yourself on one or more occasions

June 20, 2001

Roadcheck 2001 Shows Some Improvement

Nearly a quarter of the trucks and buses inspected during International Roadcheck 2001 were put out of service, but that's an improvement from last year's numbers

June 12, 2001

Train Vs. Truck Safety

Railroad engineers work under much stiffer regulations than do truck drivers. I suppose you can argue that they should, but that's not the point. I'm sure we could debate the skills it takes to operate 7,000-horsepower locomotive

June 11, 2001

The High Cost of Accidents

The average cost of a police-reported accident involving a tractor with two or more trailers is $117,309, according to a study issued recently by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 8, 2001

Bad Tires, Broken Springs Found In Massachusetts

Bad tires and broken springs were among the most frequent violations observed Thursday at one Roadcheck point in Massachusetts.

June 8, 2001

Arnold Wins GMTA Safety Award

Arnold Transportation Services, an operating unit of Arnold Industries, Inc. has received the top safety award for the year 2000 from the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for truckload carriers with over 20 million miles

June 7, 2001

Brakes Biggest Fault In Texas Inspections

More than one-third of the commercial trucks inspected Tuesday near Devine, Texas, as part of Roadcheck 2001 were found to be unsafe.

June 4, 2001

Texas Lawmakers Send Key Safety Bills To Governor

The 2001 legislative session in the Lone Star state ended with the governor receiving a pair of bills that would affect truck drivers traveling through Texas

June 4, 2001

Truck Inspection Blitz Begins Today

Truck and bus safety inspectors throughout North America will be on the job today through Thursday checking trucks and buses and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways

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