Safety

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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

May 26, 2000

Nebraska Inspections Net 490 Violations

The Nebraska State Patrol's carrier enforcement division conducted surprise inspections of commercial vehicles at two separate locations Tuesday and Wednesday

May 25, 2000

Truck Drivers Fatally Burned in Collision

The drivers of an empty tanker truck and a truck loaded with 400 live chickens were burned to death Wednesday when their vehicles collided on a highway east of Gilroy, Ca

May 24, 2000

Trucking Fatalities On the Rise in Iowa

Large trucks were involved in crashes that killed 108 people in Iowa last year, the worst truck death toll in 15 years.

May 24, 2000

Driver Dead, Three Injured in Toll Booth Crash

A tanker truck smashed into a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booth Tuesday evening, engulfing a section of the toll plaza in flames. The driver of the truck died and three toll employees were injured

May 23, 2000

Trial to Focus on Driver Fatigue

Just as safety regulators are weighing new rules to restrict how many hours truckers can drive without resting, a civil suit against a New Jersey trucking company began Monday focusing prominently on that issue

May 23, 2000

Who's Accountable?

Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter representing a big city daily newspaper. She was new to truck safety and was working on a feature story. We sat in my office as I explained what the

May 19, 2000

Smooth Sailing On I-25 For PrePass Trucks

The port of entry in Fort Collins, CO, is now checking truck weight, credentials and safety ratings while trucks roll by under the PrePass system. This means PrePass trucks can now travel I-25 from New Mexico to Wyoming without stopping at scales

May 19, 2000

Trucking Company Deploys 'Safety Vehicles'

G.I. Trucking, La Mirada, CA, has launched a new truck tracking and monitoring safety program

May 19, 2000

Another Wreck At NJ's 'Tanker Turn'

Tanker truckers traveling in New Jersey, beware: The Route 95 ramp that funnels on to westbound Route 80 in Teaneck, NJ, is known as "tanker turn," and yet another rig rolled over there last week

May 18, 2000

The Flip Side of ABS

The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide. Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned

May 17, 2000

Rail Crossing Safety Video Debuts

As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday

May 17, 2000

NTSB Calls For More Trucker Parking

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage

May 16, 2000

Tanker Explosion Kills Driver, Damages AL Highway

A Sunday morning tanker crash in Mobile, AL, that killed the truck driver and damaged an overpass and has raised questions about the safety of the ramp where the crash happened

May 15, 2000

Brake Problems Cited in PA Crackdown

Pennsylvania officials last week announced the results of a seven-month crackdown on unsafe trucks on Interstate 78. Brake problems, including out of adjustment brakes and cracks in brake lines, were the most frequent violations found as part of Operation Air Brake, which began last October and ran through April

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