Safety

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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

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

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