Safety

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April 1, 1999

CRASH Criticizes Conspicuity Retrofit

Although Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways has fought for years to require retrofitting of older trailers with reflective tape, it slammed the new rules announced last week

March 31, 1999

Uniform Speed Limit Bill Progresses In Texas

With nearly 30 legislative proposals on the agenda, a Texas transportation committee hearing Tuesday lasted well into the evening — but with little discussion, a bill that would create uniform speed limits for cars and trucks was passed on to the next step

March 31, 1999

UPS Replaces Mirrors With Sensors In Washington

UPS is complying with Washington state's new backing safety law for trucks by equipping its entire fleet with sophisticated electronic backing aids instead of mirrors

March 31, 1999

TCA Announces Fleet Safety Winners

The Truckload Carriers Assn. honored two trucking companies for emphasizing safety in every aspect of daily business at its recent annual meeting

March 31, 1999

Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week

This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4

March 30, 1999

Mack, Navistar Models Recalled For Steering Problems

Some Mack and Navistar trucks are among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recent auto safety recalls

March 28, 1999

McQuaid Calls for ‘Appropriate’ Safety Performance Standard

It’s time to change the way the federal government measures truck safety, a trucking industry leader told Congress last week

March 21, 1999

Witnesses Say Driver Didn’t Go Around Gates

News reports over the weekend suggest that despite a less-than-stellar safety record, the truck driver involved in a tragic train derailment last week did not drive around the crossing gates in an attempt to beat the train

March 19, 1999

Higher Speeds Shorten Tire Life

A study performed for The Maintenance Council by Bridgestone/Firestone found that higher speed limits have resulted in higher tire costs

March 19, 1999

Trucker May Have Driven Around Warning Gates

An eyewitness has told authorities that he saw a truck loaded with steel enter a railroad crossing despite flashing warning lights just before it was struck by an Amtrak train, reports the Associated Press. However, because of language problems, there were conflicting interpretations of the Spanish-speaking witness’s account about whether the warning gates were down

March 18, 1999

Truck Driver Investigated In Amtrak Tragedy

The death toll in the Amtrak train derailment near Chicago has been dropped to 11, but investigators are taking a hard look at the truck driver whose flatbed trailer was across the tracks when the train slammed into it at 79 mph Monday night

March 16, 1999

Truck-Train Collision Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people died Monday night when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a flatbed trailer loaded with steel rods in Bourbonnais, IL

March 16, 1999

Iowa May Reopen Rest Stop Parking For Trucks

Two rest stops on Interstate 35 near Clear Lake, IA, that were closed last summer despite protests from a trucking group may be reopened as truck parking areas

March 15, 1999

Trucker Suspended After Fatigue Suspected In Fatal Crash

A trucker whose log book entries were questioned by state police after a fatal collision on the Maine Turnpike was suspended without pay, reports the Associated Press

March 12, 1999

MCSAP Changes Give States More Flexibility In Truck Safety

The Federal Highway Administration, under orders from Congress, has proposed changes to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance program that will shift emphasis from activities to results

March 11, 1999

Oregon Bill Could Mean Big Speed Variance

A bill under consideration in the Oregon Senate could boost speed limits for cars on rural interstates to 70 or 75 mph, while trucks remain restricted to 55

March 10, 1999

Pennsylvania Fleet Indicted For Logbook Violations

A 17-truck Pennsylvania fleet with the worst safety record in the state has been indicted for encouraging its drivers to exceed federal hours-of-service limits and keep false logbooks

March 10, 1999

Texas Legislators Slow Moving On Speed Limit Bill

Members of the Texas House Transportation Committee are in no hurry to consider a bill calling for uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on many Texas highways, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

March 8, 1999

Safety Ratings On The Web

The International Motor Carrier Audit Commission sounds like a new government agency about to hassle carriers, but it isn’t — at least it isn’t a government agency. But that doesn’t mean it won't be hassling carriers; it’s still too early to tell

March 5, 1999

Ohio Legislature Considers Uniform Speed Limits

Bills introduced in both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate address the issue of uniform speed limits for cars and trucks on the state’s highways

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