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Indiana State Police Pioneer ‘Hot’ Truck Safety Program

Summertime, and the trucking’s steamy. In Indiana, state troopers have partnered with the State Department of Health to stop reefer trucks transporting foods at dangerously high temperatures. The program came about when troopers citing truckers for road violations started noticing that many of the “hot” trucks were moving food loads in hot weather with little …

Roadcheck 2011: Hours of Service Caused Half of Out of Service Orders

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published the results from Roadcheck 2011. The findings: 19.9% of the large trucks were out-of-service (illegal to be on the road) for serious safety violations like malfunctioning brakes. More than half (52.5%) of the drivers placed out-of-service were faulted for Hours of Service Violations during the 72-hour enforcement …

Tax Credits May Boost Trucking Safety Technology

Better trucking safety technology through tax credits. That’s the thinking behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)’s newly introduced trucking legislation, which rewards fleets with five-year tax credits for 50% of the costs of safety systems. The technologies cover collision warning/mitigation, brake-stroke monitoring, lane-departure warning, and vehicle stability systems. That list, developed with help from the Commercial …

CVSA to Congress: Don’t Cut Truck Safety Funding

As a longtime truck accident attorney, I agree with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s recent call on Congress NOT to cut commercial motor vehicle safety program funding. Money may be tight, but a rise in fatal truck wrecks would be too high a price to pay for a balanced budget. “We are finally heading in …

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