Safety

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September 5, 2000

Bendix Recommends ABS Recall

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

September 1, 2000

California Checkpoints Spot Unsafe Trucks

A rash of accidents in California has prompted a safety crackdown on commercial trucks in Anaheim Hills, where police have issued at least 30 citations

August 30, 2000

HOS: "Would you feel better about your family?"

Editor's note: The following is an edited version of Thompson's comments at an hours of service hearing earlier this summer. Jeff Foster Trucking is a small- to medium-sized fleet based in Superior, Wis. Foster's moving testimony,

August 29, 2000

Tomorrow Random Brake Check Day

International Brake Check Day, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 6

August 24, 2000

Safety: A Driver's Advice

Editor's Note: Tom Hawks, a driver for Overnite Transportation and the American Trucking Associations' Truck Driver of the Year, wrote the following for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis in response to a rash of accidents involving

August 21, 2000

ATA Asks for Change in Chain Ratings

The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads

August 10, 2000

20% of Fatal Accidents Involved Improperly Licensed Drivers, Study Says

A new AAA Foundation study says truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers

August 4, 2000

Nuclear Waste Hauling Becomes Concern in Vegas

City officials say a fiery gasoline tanker truck accident on U.S. 95 has them worried about shipping high-level nuclear waste on Las Vegas highways

July 26, 2000

Praxair Tests Safety Devices in Pursuit of Perfection

Management textbooks say that business goals should be easy to describe, and hard to reach. Tom Rule, national manager of trucking operations for hazmat carrier Praxair Inc., has distilled that counsel into its purest essence. His goal

July 17, 2000

NHTSA To Address Driver Distraction Issue

With the explosion of various electronic devices in both cars and trucks, from in-cab navigation systems to collision warning systems, the U.S. Department of Transportation is focusing its attention on "driver distraction" with two public events

July 17, 2000

Detroit News Tackles Truck Safety

The Detroit News delved into truck safety Sunday and Monday in a two-day Special Report, which focused largely on technology as a way to reduce truck crashes

July 14, 2000

Trucker Survives 250-foot Plunge

An Ohio truck driver survived a 250-foot drop over a ravine on Sandstone Mountain, known as one of the most hazardous highway sites in West Virginia, according to Associated Press reports

July 12, 2000

I-44 Weigh Stations Shut Down in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is shutting down commercial vehicle weigh stations on Interstate 44

July 10, 2000

Still Too Many Loopholes in CDL System, DOT Says

Unsafe truck drivers are getting away with breaking the rules because states are not cracking down, says the Department of Transportation

July 8, 2000

Study Shows Safety "Learning Curve" for New Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken a look at the safety records of new carriers and found significant reason for concern.

June 30, 2000

Driver Passes Out From Fumes, Loses Control of Rig

A truck driver apparently lost consciousness from inhaling fumes before his 18-wheeler veered off an interstate, crashing through a fence and flipping on its side

June 28, 2000

Drowsy Drivers Everywhere

With all the focus on truck driver fatigue as the industry debates the federal government's hours of service proposal, it might be worthwhile if federal officials took a look at the sleep debt of Americans in

June 26, 2000

Truckers Help Troopers in Oregon

John Gerhards was recently headed home when he spotted another vehicle in trouble. “I was on 9-1-1 before he hit the gravel,” he recalled. Because he knew exactly what information to give the dispatcher -- and because the dispatchers know him -- police and emergency crews were there in five minutes

June 26, 2000

Ex-Driver Speaks Out On Fatigue

George McCasland is a former driver who brought a unique perspective to the recent hours of service hearing in Kansas City, Mo. - In 1988, he was disabled in an accident caused by truck driver fatigue.

June 20, 2000

Safety Advocates Voice Concerns Over HOS Rules

U.S. senators, safety advocacy groups, and victims and survivors of fatigue-related truck crashes yesterday appealed to the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify the new proposed hours of service rules

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