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February 9, 2000

Missouri Legislation Targets Speeding Trucks

A bill being considered in the Missouri State Legislature would drop the speed limit for heavy trucks from 70 mph to 65 on rural interstates and highways, leaving the limit at 70 for other vehicles

February 8, 2000

New York To Install More Rest Area Signs

New York State plans to erect more signs to steer sleepy truck drivers to rest areas. The signs, meant to reduce fatigue-related accidents, could appear this spring in as many as 70 locations along the New York State Thruway and other heavily traveled highways

February 2, 2000

Missed Turn Causes Train-Truck Collision

Seven people were hurt and a $1.5 million oversize load was destroyed last week near Los Angeles when a truck driver missed his turn and bottomed out on railroad tracks, where the rig was hit by a commuter train

February 2, 2000

Ontario Police Stage Truck Inspection Blitz

Canadian officials held an inspection blitz Monday in Pickering, Ontario. The blitz marked the five-year anniversary of a fatal truck wheel-loss accident

January 28, 2000

Virginia Bill Would Restrict Trucks To Right Lanes

A truck-inspired bill in the Virginia state Legislature would prohibit trucks or cars from driving in the left lane of an interstate except to pass another vehicle

January 27, 2000

Texas Studies Lasers As Safety Device

Texas transportation officials are studying the idea of using lasers to warn truckers when they're driving too fast on highway interchanges

January 25, 2000

Michigan Study Shows Truckers Don't Speed

Michigan highway patrolmen say truckers aren't breaking the speed limit any more than other drivers.The state recently analysed statistics which confirmed that truckers aren't going over the 55 mph speed limit in any greater proportion than ordinary drivers.

January 24, 2000

One Company's Fix For Medical Exams

As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy. Coach USA

January 24, 2000

Idaho Finds Lower Truck Speeds Don't Change Crash Rate

After 18 months with a split speed limit for cars and trucks, Idaho reports that despite predictions to the contrary, slower-moving trucks have not caused the crash rate to change

January 23, 2000

NTSB Hearing Focuses On CDL Program

The Commercial Driver's License program has been a big success, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. That was the topic Friday at the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board's public hearing in New Orleans

January 21, 2000

J.B. Hunt Announces Safe Driver Awards

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR, has announced its 1999 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers.

January 20, 2000

NTSB Hearing: Holes In Medical Certification Program

Few would disagree that Frank Bedell should not have been behind the wheel of the charter bus last Mother's Day when it crashed outside of New Orleans, killing 22 people

January 19, 2000

CVSA Issues 2000 OOS Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued the 2000 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

January 18, 2000

Driver Medical Exams Under Fire

Just days before the National Transportation Safety Board holds a public hearing on commercial driver oversight, a Pittsburgh newspaper has published an expose on drivers with dangerous medical conditions who are slipping through the CDL oversight system.

January 17, 2000

Free Safety Seminars Offered In Texas

Truckers or trucking companies in the Houston area can take advantage of free truck safety seminars at the Houston Community College Jan. 20 and 27

January 6, 2000

NTSB Urges Action On Legal Drugs

The National Transportation Safety Board urged the federal government to regulate the use of legal drugs by truck and bus drivers after determining that such drugs played a part in a 1998 Greyhound bus crash in Pennsylvania that killed seven people

January 6, 2000

Caltrans Permit Office Faces Audit

The truck permitting office of the California Department of Transportation faces a legislative audit after coming under fire for a series of accidents caused by routing errors, one of which was fatal

January 4, 2000

Performing On A Forklift

The phone call triggered mixed emotions. I was excited by the opportunity to get training that helps me understand trucking so I can do a better job of reporting. But I was also going to have

December 30, 1999

Birmingham Officials Tired Of Loose Coils

Officials in Birmingham, AL, are tired of repairing downtown interstates from steel coils that have fallen off the backs of flatbeds

December 28, 1999

Accident Rate Going Down for Specialized Carriers

The accident rate for specialized carriers is going down, according to the 1999 Safety Survey of 1998 Incidents. The data, based on input from members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn., shows that 56% of respondents reported no accidents in 1998, up from 50.3% in 1997

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