October 6, 2000
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
The American Trucking Associations' held its first bilingual "How to Drive" demonstration yesterday in San Antonio
September 26, 2000
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
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
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
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
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
September 5, 2000
A "confused" electronics control unit on some Bendix antilock brake units that can cause a 3- to 4-second loss of brakes has led Bendix to recommend the recall of 300,000 trucks and buses.
The problem on Bendix
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