Safety

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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.

November 19, 1999

J.B. Hunt Honors 48 Million-Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport recently rewarded one driver for two million miles of safe driving and 47 drivers for a million miles of safe driving. During the third quarter, Lee Koebel reached two million safe miles. Drivers who

November 17, 1999

Mack Outlines Safety Testing

Mack has provided more details on its role in the cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to test advanced safety systems. Freightliner, Volvo, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are heading up three other safety

November 15, 1999

No Plans For More Weigh Stations In Alabama

Alabama has only one permanent weigh station, put into operation only two years ago. It's not likely to get any more, despite state troopers' belief that more are needed

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

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