Safety

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November 11, 1999

SC Honors Driver With 4.4 Million Safe Miles

Driving 4.4 million miles without a chargeable accident over a 45-year career has earned truck driver Edward L. Blamble recognition as the 1999 South Carolina Truck Driver of the Year

November 8, 1999

DOT Doles Out $13 Million To Test Truck Safety Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems

October 27, 1999

Large Truck Fatal Crash Rate Lowest Ever

A historic drop in the large truck fatal crash rate is an indication that industry-wide safety education and outreach programs are making their mark, according to the American Trucking Assns

October 15, 1999

NTSB To Hold Hearing On NAFTA

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold the third in a series of truck safety hearings in Los Angeles this week, this one on safety issues raised by the North American Free Trade Agreement

September 28, 1999

Safety Group Poll Reveals Support For Truck 'Black Boxes'

A large majority of Americans surveyed favor driver warning systems and "black boxes" on trucks to improve enforcement of truck safety laws

September 16, 1999

Trucker Saw Warning Lights Before Train Hit

As the National Transportation Safety Board sifted through conflicting testimony during a three-day hearing this week on the fatal Bourbonnais, IL, truck-train crash, the Chicago Tribune reported that the truck driver saw warning lights flashing before he tried to speed through a railroad crossing

September 14, 1999

Conflicting Reports At Train Crash Hearing

A three-day National Transportation Safety Board hearing hopes to shed new light on the tragic Amtrak train-truck crash that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL, but conflicting reports so far don't offer much hope

September 5, 1999

NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On Truck-Train Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing next week on the fatal truck-train accident that happened in March in Bourbonnais, IL

August 31, 1999

U.S. Xpress To Test Rollover Warning System

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, TN, will soon start testing a new warning system that developers estimate could prevent nearly 4,000 heavy truck rollover accidents each year

August 24, 1999

NTSB To Hold Second Truck Safety Hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding the second in a series of hearings on truck safety next week in Nashville, TN

August 8, 1999

Opinions Mixed On DOT Workshop

The second of the Department of Transportation truck safety workshops wrapped up last week, and participants offer mixed reports

July 28, 1999

DOT Gives No-Zone Program a Positive Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation's effort to teach car drivers how to share the road with trucks is paying off, according to a department analysis

July 12, 1999

Inspection Crackdowns In Philly And West Virginia

Philadelphia and West Virginia are doing their best to help meet Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's goal of cutting truck fatalities by 50% through increased inspection efforts

June 3, 1999

FHWA To Hold Meetings On Truck Parking

The Federal Highway Administration will take a look at the truck parking shortage later this month in Atlanta

June 1, 1999

FHWA Kicks Off Truck, Bus Safety Week

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth Wykle today kicked off the fourth annual International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5

June 1, 1999

Little Leeway In New Jersey Speed Limits

Think you're safe from a ticket if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit? If you're in New Jersey, think again. State police records show that since the limit was raised to 65 mph on some roads in the state, troopers have been issuing plenty of tickets to people clocked between 1 and 9 mph above the limit

May 28, 1999

Truck Accidents and Fatalities Drop

The number of fatalities related to heavy truck crashes dropped nearly 2% from 1997 to 1998. The trucking industry is hailing the statistic, released as Congress is searching for ways to make trucking safer after fatalities increased slightly the year before

May 28, 1999

Speed-Limit Bill On Hold In Michigan

Due to an unexpectedly long debate on an unrelated issue in Michigan, lawmakers in the House Transportation Committee were not able to consider a speed-limit bill during their May 20 meeting

May 28, 1999

Pennsylvania Seeks Damages For Fatal Crash

There may be serious repercussions for a trucking company involved in a fatal wreck a year ago

May 19, 1999

Mineta Wraps Up Truck Safety Analysis

Norman Mineta is wrapping up his analysis of truck safety this week, and will present his recommendations to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Friday. He is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on May 26

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