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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

September 18, 2001

Penske Installing Collision Warning Systems

Penske Logistics is now installing collision warning system equipment throughout its tractor fleet

September 14, 2001

Idaho Says Higher Limit, Split Speeds Working

Idaho hasn't seen any significant increase in crashes or fatalities since it raised it top highway speed limit and created split speed limits for cars and trucks

September 13, 2001

$2.2 Million Settlement Calls For Stricter Safety Ops

An Oregon beverage company will beef up its safety operations as part of a $2.2 million settlement with the family of a girl killed in a hit-and-run accident

September 10, 2001

It's Drive Safely Work Week

Distracted driving is a major contributor to crashes, and Drive Safely Work Week, Sept. 10-14, is asking employers to spread the word

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


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