Safety

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November 21, 2000

Fatal Truck Crash Rate Hits All-Time Low

Large trucks traveled 3 billion more miles in 1999 than in 1998, yet the number of fatalities in truck crashes dropped, says the American Trucking Associations

November 21, 2000

Feds Investigate Goodyear Tire Problems

The federal government is investigating problems with Goodyear light commercial tires

October 26, 2000

Michigan to Close Weigh Stations, Add Road Patrol

The Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division is shutting down some weigh stations but hiring more patrol officers to make sure trucks comply with the state's weight requirements

October 25, 2000

Tex-Mex Train Collides with Tanker, Injures Six

A Texas-Mexican Railroad train struck a tanker truck filled with flammable hazardous material in South Texas Tuesday, causing an explosion that injured six people

October 24, 2000

Australian Report Says Technology Could Help Predict Driver Fatigue

A recent Australian study has revealed that dashboard cameras and devices used to measure vehicle wandering might be useful to detect fatigue among truck drivers

October 9, 2000

Deadly Train Crossing Gets $3.5 Million Facelift

The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements

October 6, 2000

School Bus Safety Video

International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide. The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s

October 6, 2000

Doctors Enlisted To Fight Sleep Disorders

Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, William C. Dement, director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center at Stanford University Medical Center, stressed that sleep disorders have become one of the nation’s

October 6, 2000

CVSA Urges Congress To Reauthorize Funding For MCSAP

Members of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Executive Committee pressed Congress for early action on reauthorization of transportation legislation to ensure a stable funding source for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

October 6, 2000

Operation Lifesaver Offers Tips For Rail Crossing Safety

In September 1997, a trucker was killed in Gary, IN, when he drove around a lowered highway-rail grade crossing gate and was hit by an oncoming Amtrak train. The collision threw the driver out of the truck

October 6, 2000

International Highway Transportation Safety Week Scheduled

International Highway Transportation Safety Week, designed to promote motor carrier highway safety throughout North America, has been scheduled for June 2-7. The event will pay tribute to the people, programs and partnerships that enhance highway safety. The

October 6, 2000

DUI Deaths, Injuries, Arrests Continue To Drop

According to an annual report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, alcohol-related accidents, deaths, injuries and arrests fell in 1995. This is the sixth straight year the numbers have declined. The change is attributed to

October 6, 2000

Group Opposes Triples In California

A triple-trailer truck was on display at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a press conference sponsored by Californians for Safe Highways (CSH) as part of a state campaign to block the use of triples on

October 6, 2000

Illinois Raises Truck Speed Limit to 65

In Springfield, IL, campers, buses and big rigs would be allowed to cruise up to 65 mph on four-lane divided highways in rural Illinois under a bill that passed the House.The House voted 78-37 to approve

October 6, 2000

ATA Radio Campaign Fights Drowsy Driving

The American Trucking Assns., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, has launched a series of public service announcements to educate motorists about the dangers of driving drowsy. Awake At The Wheel features public service announcements

October 6, 2000

Landstar, Navistar Promote Driver Safety With Big Rig Giveaway

Landstar System Inc. and Navistar International are helping truckers focus on safety by awarding Landstar drivers the chance to win a new 9400 Eagle. Robert Fields of Edmonton, KY, took the top prize in the 1997 contest,

October 6, 2000

Safety Ratings Available On The Net

The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers is now offering motor carrier safety ratings and other safety data on the Internet. Located at http://www.safersys.org, the site provides a carrier “snapshot”-an electronic record of its identification,

October 6, 2000

No-Penalty Vehicle Inspections Held At Bordentown Petro

The New Jersey State Police Truck Enforcement Unit held voluntary no-penalty vehicle inspections at the Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, during International Highway Transportation Safety Week. Trucks passing the Level One inspections received a CVSA decal good

October 6, 2000

The Truth About Texas Speed Limits

Truckers should know that Texas has not abolished split speed limits as previously reported by the Austin Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Department of Public Safety. When the Austin Statesman stated the Associated Press

October 6, 2000

Lower Traffic Levels Lead To Higher Accident Rates, Study Shows

More cars on the road does not necessarily mean more crashes, according to researchers from the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State University. A recent study on 16 miles of Interstate in Detroit revealed that crash

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