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December 15, 2012

DOT Orders Two Dayes Trucking, Two Dayes Transport to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation service

December 15, 2012

More than One in Four Americans to Take a Road Trip This Holiday Season

AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6% over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year.

December 11, 2012

NTSB Says Driver Inattention, Bad Brakes Led to Amtrak-Truck Collision

An inattentive driver and poorly maintained brakes, including antilock brakes that had been rendered inoperable, were the probable cause of a commercial truck hitting an Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer, killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday

December 11, 2012

2011 Highway Deaths Down, but Truck Occupant Deaths up 20%

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new analysis showing that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9% decrease from the previous year. Large-truck fatalities, however, rose, with the number of large-truck occupants killed jumping by 20%

December 6, 2012

ATA White Paper Outlines Flaws in CSA Data

In a new white paper, the American Trucking Associations demonstrates how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety monitoring and measurement system, Compliance Safety Accountability, lacks sufficient data on the majority of the industry to render meaningful scores for most motor carriers

December 2, 2012

FMCSA Orders Truck Driver to Stop Operating

A truck driver who admitted to losing consciousness before hitting and killing an Illinois state trooper has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop driving immediately because he failed to disclose a disqualifying medical condition during his DOT physical

November 19, 2012

Police sirens, Quiet-Zone crossing could be factors in Texas truck-train tragedy

Many thoughts went through my head when I first heard about the tragic train-truck collision in Midland, Texas, on Nov. 15: Oh, those poor military guys and their families! How could this happen? How could the truck driver mess up like this?

November 16, 2012

East Improves Optional Integrated Stairway for Flatbed Trailers

To provide a simpler, easier and safer entrance to and exit from the flatbed deck, East Manufacturing first introduced an optional integrated stairway a few years ago. Now East has improved this option by adding a locking door enclosur

November 14, 2012

NTSB'S Most Wanted List Includes Mandatory Collision Avoidance, Aims at Distracted Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2013 Most Wanted List, with six of the 10 issues focusing on highway travel. Particular priorities of interest to the trucking industry include mandating vehicle collision avoidance technology, preserving the transportation infrastructure, and eliminating distracted and impaired driving

November 13, 2012

FreightWatch Notes an Increase in Theft of Meat

According to a special report from FreightWatch, the price of beef, pork and chicken (meats) in the United States has increased substantially since the second quarter of 2010, driving up thefts of meat products in FreightWatch's Food/Drinks category

November 9, 2012

NADA Offers Vehicle Owners Post-Hurricane Advice on Water-Damaged Vehicles

Heavy vehicle components that are submerged in contaminated floodwater as a result of the recent hurricanes may have sustained damage that includes, but is not limited to, rust and corrosion. The National Automobile Dealers Association is urging vehicle owners to take caution before trying to start or move a rain-soaked or flooded vehicle following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy

November 7, 2012

Link Discovered Between Driver Obesity and Crash Risk

A study has confirmed what many in trucking already believed -- that there's a direct connection between a truck driver's crash risk and his or her body mass index. Obese truckers, during their first two years on the road, are 43% to 55% more likely to be involved in a crash when compared against those truckers with a normal BMI

November 4, 2012

Trucker Honored for Helping Motorist with Medical Emergency

The Truckload Carriers Association named its latest Highway Angel: Pavel Kolacek of Thunder LLC, High Ridge, Mo. Kolacek, who is leased to Artur Express of St. Louis, Mo., is being recognized for helping a motorist who had a medical emergency

October 31, 2012

Washington State Chain Law Now in Effect

Beginning Nov. 1, Washington state law requires commercial vehicles and combinations of vehicles heavier than 10,000 pounds GVWR to carry sufficient tire chains

October 28, 2012

ARI Activates Emergency Fleet Hotline in Anticipation of Hurricane Sandy

ARI, a fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced that it has activated its emergency hotline - 1-866-FLEET59 (1-866-353-3859) - in advance of Hurricane Sand

October 18, 2012

Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.

October 16, 2012

Operation Safe Driver Week Aims to Prevent Distracted Driving

During its annual Operation Safe mobilization effort the week of Oct. 14-20, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is calling on all drivers to reduce aggressive and distracted driving and save lives, with special attention to both commercial vehicle safety and sharing the road with commercial vehicles

October 9, 2012

Volvo Honors Safe Fleets

LAS VEGAS - Volvo Trucks honored two fleets with its 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities

October 8, 2012

New ATA Paper Says Fatigued Driving Exaggerated

In a new white paper, American Trucking Associations sets the record straight about the involvement of fatigue in large truck crashes, saying anti-trucking industry interest groups wildly exaggerate its role in crashes

October 8, 2012

FMCSA Expands Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced an expanded version of its Pre-Employment Screening Program, making it easier for more motor carrier companies, with the driver's consent, to access PSP records

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