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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

October 6, 2000

Web Site For Safety Enforcement Officials

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has introduced a web site for the truck and bus safety enforcement community. Located at http://cvsa.org, the site serves as an information resource to safety enforcement officials such as roadside inspectors

October 6, 2000

Speed Limits To Change With The Weather In Seattle

Truckers driving on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass near Seattle now have help in determining how fast they can drive when it’s snowing. It’s called Travel Aid, an intelligent transportation system designed to improve safety and reduce

October 3, 2000

ATA Holds First Bilingual 'How to Drive' Demonstration

The American Trucking Associations' held its first bilingual "How to Drive" demonstration yesterday in San Antonio

September 26, 2000

Ohio Claims Most Hazardous Spills Involving Trucks

Federal and state records have revealed that Ohio leads the nation in trucking accidents involving hazardous materials, and enforcement of state laws to prevent such spills is on the decline, according to Associated Press reports

September 14, 2000

DOT, CVSA Join Forces to Tighten CDL Enforcement

CVSA will be the lead organization in a pilot program with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help states develop and test the effectiveness of their commercial driver's license programs

September 14, 2000

New Statistics Prove Collision Warning Systems Reduce Accidents

Trucks equipped with Eaton VORAD collision warning systems really do prevent accidents, says manufacture Eaton, and after more than three years of collecting data on more than 1,900 vehicles, they've got the statistics to prove it

September 13, 2000

CVSA Attracts Strange Bedfellows

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance borrowed a page this week from Star Trek to "boldly go where no man has gone before." At a special pre-convention session in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- billed as a workshop --

September 12, 2000

No-Zone Know-How

The students file in, noisy as teenagers usually are, finding seats, setting down books with a thud, chattering about the upcoming football game or last night's date. What they're about to learn today could save their

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