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January 17, 2001

Bendix Air Dryer Problems Could Cause Low Brake Air Pressure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes. If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister

January 14, 2001

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

January 11, 2001

Survey: Most Americans Support Limiting Trucker’s Driving Times

A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe

January 10, 2001

Ford Louisville, AeroMax Recalled

More than 8,000 Ford Louisville and AeroMax trucks made between 1996 and December 1997 (model year 1998) have been recalled because the air brake systems don't meet federal safety regulations

January 3, 2001

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

January 2, 2001

Five Trucking Companies Sued in 1999 Pileup

Five trucking companies are being sued in Roanoke, Va., for a January 1999 crash on Interstate 81 that killed four people and injured 20

December 14, 2000

Canadian Trucking Group Works on Fatigue Education

A Canadian Trucking Alliance official has admitted that the issue of truck and bus driver fatigue has become high profile lately, and the group is helping to educate the public

December 12, 2000

Trucking Safety Regs Under Fire in Massachusetts

Police and trucking industry experts in Massachusetts are trying to persuade the state Legislature to get tougher on unsafe rigs

November 30, 2000

Course Teaches Rollover Prevention

An Edmonton, Alberta-based driver instructor is spearheading a course that teaches truckers how to avoid rolling their rigs

November 28, 2000

Replacement Truckers Raise Safety Issues at California Trucking Firm

A Northern California trucking firm is being accused of sloppy paperwork when it comes to hours of service and drug and alcohol testing

November 21, 2000

NTSB Makes Brake Inspection Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to trucking and enforcement officials about air brakes following its investigation of a crash between a school bus and a dump truck

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

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