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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

June 19, 2000

RoadCheck Effort Inspects More Trucks Than Ever

More than 43,000 trucks and buses were inspected during the 72-hour International Roadcheck 2000 June 6-8, over 4,000 more than last year

June 15, 2000

Warning Signs on Mountain Ignored by Truckers

Truckers ignoring signs on a West Virginia mountain warning them to slow down were greeted with speeding citations earlier this week

June 13, 2000

Truck Enforcement Changes On Way In Georgia

Georgia is training 20 more officers to do truck safety inspections as a new state agency prepares to ensure that trucks operate legally in the state

June 8, 2000

Safety: What Can We Learn From the Europeans?

Standardize driver education. Use crash data for vehicle design. Shift the focus from roadside inspections to in-company inspections. Those are a few of the recommendations to come from a study of European safety practices by the

June 7, 2000

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

June 7, 2000

Canadian Study Finds Problems In Diabetic Drivers

A Canadian study has found that some diabetic truck drivers are at increased risk for crashes

June 7, 2000

Tougher Enforcement Seen Paying Off

The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police

June 5, 2000

CVSA Inspection Blitz Begins Today

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting International Road Check 2000 beginning today and will continue through Thursday, June

June 5, 2000

Auditor Blames Caltrans Communications For Oversize Route Problems

Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit

June 2, 2000

Freightliner Argosy Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 1998-2000 Freightliner Argosy cabover models

June 1, 2000

Georgia Not Tough Enough On Trucks, Reports Say

Georgia does a pretty good job of issuing citations to overweight trucks, but a recent state audit has revealed that they aren't as tough when it comes to imposing fines and collecting them

May 31, 2000

Unsafe Trucks Snared in Canada

Nearly two thirds of commercial trucks pulled over by Alberta police last week in a roadside safety check were in need of repairs

May 31, 2000

Safety of In-Vehicle Communications Systems To Be Examined

Technical experts and the public in general will have a chance to "discuss" the distractions of in-vehicle communications technologies at an Internet Forum sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

May 31, 2000

International Inspection Blitz Begins June 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced an international inspection blitz will be launched on June 6, 2000

May 30, 2000

Vehicles Damaged, Woman Hurt in Trail of Brake Debris

The debris from an 18-wheeler with brake damage littered an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Friday morning, and all the while the driver wasn't aware of the damage. The material disabled a trail of vehicles and left one driver injure

May 26, 2000

Roadside Inspections: They're Not Random

Have you ever wondered why one truck is selected for a roadside inspection while another is waved on without a second glance? You no doubt know that the selection process isn’t random, but you may not

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