May 10, 2000
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the hours of its toll-free driver hotline to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for federal holidays
May 4, 2000
The National Private Truck Council and Trailmobile presented Fleet Safety Awards to NPTC members with outstanding safety records at the recent NPTC 2000 Education and Management conference in Tampa, FL
The National Transportation Safety Board’s annual “most wanted list” grew from 10 to 11 this year with the addition of truck and bus safety
May 1, 2000
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
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
A Pennsylvania fleet is testing several devices designed to prevent truckers from driving while fatigued
April 27, 2000
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 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
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
Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has discontinued a Data Verification Project with the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is re-evaluating a recent decision to enforce wheel chock rules
April 11, 2000
"Wrongly Accused: Contrary to popular opinion, when cars and heavy trucks collide, the passenger vehicle is usually to blame, a U-M study shows."
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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%
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