Safety

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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

December 21, 1999

AAA Study Identifies Fatigue Crash Factors

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center identifies factors strongly associated with having a crash related to drowsy driving

December 16, 1999

ATA: 1990's Was Safest Decade Ever

The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever

December 14, 1999

Fleets Focusing On Cab Exit Injuries

A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.

December 13, 1999

NTSB To Hold Hearing On Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth and final hearing on truck safety in New Orleans in January, this one on the effectiveness of commercial driver oversight

December 3, 1999

North Carolina Tackles Fatalities With New Laws

Several new laws went into effect last week in North Carolina as the state tries to address its high truck crash rate

December 3, 1999

South Carolina Wants Trucks In Right Lanes

Authorities in Spartanburg, SC have started issuing warning tickets to truckers who don't keep to the right two lanes of Interstate 85 between exits 60 and 70

December 2, 1999

ATA Issues Tips To Fight Fatigue

The American Trucking Assns. has launched a highway safety campaign to help motorists safely navigate through the holiday season.

November 29, 1999

New Study: Truckers Not At Fault In Most Fatal Accidents

Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

November 29, 1999

States Target Road Rage

Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.

November 23, 1999

PATT Issues Fatigue Warning

Maine-based Parents Against Tired Truckers has issued a safety advisory to drivers for the holiday season.

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