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May 1, 2000

Parents Vow To Fight For Stricter Cargo Rules

After winning nearly $5 million in a lawsuit last week resulting from the untimely death of their daughter, a Florida couple announced their plans to fight for tougher cargo securement regulations

May 1, 2000

DOT Study Could Overrule Arizona Restrictions

Arizona Gov. Jane Hull last week signed a law restricting tractor-trailers to 65 mph on rural interstates, 10 mph below the speed limit for other vehicles. But whether the new law goes into effect as scheduled July 18 will depend on the results of a state Department of Transportation study

May 1, 2000

PA Fleet Testing Fatigue Monitors

A Pennsylvania fleet is testing several devices designed to prevent truckers from driving while fatigued

April 27, 2000

Safety of New Arizona Speed Limit Questioned

Drivers and fleet owners are questioning the safety of a new speed limit and lane restriction which will soon go into effect on Arizona highways

April 26, 2000

Dick Simon Joins Green Light

Dick Simon Trucking, West Valley City, UT, is equipping more than 1,600 of its fleet with Oregon Green Light transponders. The units are designed to allow trucks to identify themselves and weigh using sensors and scales

April 26, 2000

Landstar Announces Driving Champions

Landstar owner-operator John Lohman of Nortonville, KY, has earned the title of Landstar 2000 regional Safe Truck Driving Champion. Lohman and second and third place winners Joyce and Jerry Vassar, will go on to compete in

April 24, 2000

DOT Shuts Down Small Fleet In Iowa

Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.

April 24, 2000

Michigan Troopers Testing Fatigue Detection Device

Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light

April 24, 2000

New York May Drop Rest Area Time Restrictions

The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep

April 24, 2000

Wisconsin Carriers Endorse PrePass

The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways. WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be

April 20, 2000

Highway Speeds Up In Iowa, But Not Speed Limit

Average highway speeds are on the upswing in Iowa, as the state legislature is expected to adjourn soon without approving an increase in the state's speed limits

April 17, 2000

Mother Wins $50 Million Verdict Against Mack

A jury verdict against Mack Trucks calls for the engine company to pay $50 million to a woman whose son died while driving a Mack five years ago

April 17, 2000

Australia To Study Fatigue Monitoring

The federal government of Australia plans to fund a study of electronic monitoring devices for truck drivers to cut down on fatigue-related accidents

April 13, 2000

FMCSA Drops Accident Data Verification Program With TRALA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has discontinued a Data Verification Project with the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn.

April 13, 2000

OSHA Rethinking Wheel Chock Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is re-evaluating a recent decision to enforce wheel chock rules

April 11, 2000

Wrongly Accused

"Wrongly Accused: Contrary to popular opinion, when cars and heavy trucks collide, the passenger vehicle is usually to blame, a U-M study shows." This is not news to the trucking industry, but it was great to see

April 11, 2000

It's a Squeeze in Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA reports that overheight trucks are being stopped with increasing frequency. In 1999, more than 13,000 were turned away before they could get into three area tunnels - a jump of 47%

April 10, 2000

Connecticut Says Campaign Reduced Rollovers

Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines

April 6, 2000

Safety Groups Concerned About New Canadian Hours Rules

Safety and consumer organizations in the United States expressed concern about the safety of new Canadian standards that will allow truckers to drive 14 hours in a shift and 84 hours in a week

April 5, 2000

West Virginia Truck Inspections Hit All-Time High

Inspections of commercial vehicles reached an all-time high in West Virginia last year, with nearly 23,000 inspected

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