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June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Sue U.S. Government

MEXICO CITY – An association of Mexican truckers said this week it is suing the United States for $6 billion in a dispute over the nation's refusal to allow Mexican haulers onto its roads as required by the NAFTA trade pact.

Tags: NAFTA

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor

Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor System

LODI, CA - The Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor from Valley is designed to provide constant monitoring of all trailer signal lights, including tail lights, market lights, stop and turn lights, while driving.

Tags: Valley

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Inspection Takes 144 Commercial Vehicles Out of Service

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police Department inspected 2,281 commercial vehicles and placed 144 vehicles and 78 drivers out of service May 13 during Operation SAFE Driver.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Inspections

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Safest U.S. Drivers in Idaho & Wisconsin

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Idaho and Wisconsin drivers ranked highest as most knowledgeable about basic road rules in the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, while New York drivers scored lowest.

Tags: New York, Driver Behavior, Wisconsin, Industry Research

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Continental Announces Fleet Emergency Service Program

LOUISVILLE, KY - Managing nationwide emergency road service needs for owner-operators and small fleet owners has become easier and more cost-effective, thanks to Continental Tire North America, Inc.'s (CTNA) new ContiFleetSM program.

Tags: Continental

May 20, 2009 - Industry News

Full-Stability Solution for International DuraStar & WorkStar Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - As part of Navistar's commitment to meeting the highest standards in the industry, International DuraStar and WorkStar medium-duty and severe service trucks now offer the latest advancements in electronic stability control technology

Tags: International, DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Electronic Stability Control, WorkStar

May 15, 2009 - Press Release

AlertDriving Releases Hazard Perception Evaluation for CDL Drivers

TORONTO – AlertDriving has released its Commercial Truck Hazard Perception Evaluation program, created specifically for commercial truck drivers.

Tags: Commercial Trucks

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

Safety System for Dump Truck & Trailer Tail Gates

Accident at Five Corners

GRAND FORKS, B.C. - Precision EndGate Safety (PES) works with independent dump truck owners, construction companies, and executives concerned about being sued and the impact of rising insurance costs due to accidents involving their dump trucks.

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicles to Give Bikers 6 Feet of Space

AUSTIN, TX – Commercial vehicles and large trucks in Texas would be required to give bicyclists and other vulnerable road users at least six feet of passing clearance under the "Safe Passing" bill, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Tags: Driver Safety, Legislation, Commercial Fleets, Texas

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Offers Driver Safety Web Site for Fleets

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now offers a commercial motor vehicle Web-based safety training program for both drivers and fleet safety managers responsible for driver training.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Training

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Expands Collision Mgmt. Offering

READING, PA - Penske Truck Leasing now offers Claims InSite, a collision management solution, to complement its North America truck collision repair centers.

Tags: Penske, CEI Group, Collision Avoidance Technology

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Valley Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor

LODI, CA - The Smart Trailer Wireless Lighting Monitor from Valley is designed to provide constant monitoring of all trailer signal lights, including tail lights, market lights, stop and turn lights, while driving.

Tags: Valley

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Mobileye Inc. Partners with Al & Ed's Autosound

LOS ANGELES - Mobileye Inc. announces the establishment of a retail and distribution relationship with Van Nuys, California-based Al & Ed's Autosound, one of the nation's leading mobile electronics specialists.

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Philadelphia Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

PHILADELPHIA – First-time offenders would be charged a $150 fine and $300 for second offenses, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Tags: Legislation, Texting, Cell Phone Use

April 17, 2009 - Press Release

Fleet Response Offering GreenRoad Service to Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Costs

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – Fleet Response will offer GreenRoad's driving behavior improvement service to its thousands of existing, as well as new, corporate fleet drivers.

Tags: GreenRoad, Driver Behavior, Fleet Response

April 17, 2009 - Press Release

ARI Driver insights Introduced to Improve Driver Behavior and Increase Control of Operating Costs

MT. LAUREL, NJ – This new and improved system enhances drivers' capabilities to send and receive information pertaining to themselves and/or their vehicles.

Tags: ARI

April 17, 2009 - Industry News

Companies Respond to NSC Distracted Driving Resource Kit

ITASCA, IL – Corporate sales have been brisk for the National Safety Council's recently released Distracted Driving Resource Kit, which helps companies establish "no cell phone/safe driving policies."

Tags: Driver Safety, NSC, Cell Phone Use

April 15, 2009 - Industry News

New MIRREX Bluetooth Headset Offers Truckers Hands-Free Option to Use Cell Phones While Driving

RENTON, WA - Each year more states and provinces enact restrictions on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. That's why more truck drivers are looking at hands-free options to answer calls on their cell phones while out on the road.

Tags: Bluetooth, Hands-Free

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

NTEA Recognizes Safety & Quality Processes with Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Since 2005, NTEA's Member Verification Program has recognized distributors, manufacturers, and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and complying with specific government safety regulations.

Tags: NTEA, National Truck Equipment Association, Member Verification Program, MVP

April 14, 2009 - Industry News

Heritage Transport Driver Named TRALA Driver of Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Dennis Shirar of Indianapolis has logged more than 3 million accident-free miles driving tractor trailers over the past 31 years.

Tags: TRALA, Truck Renting and Leasing Association

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Trucker Arrested for Illegal Substances in Company Vehicle

EL PASO, TX – A Texas man was recently arrested when an Oregon State Police trooper found marijuana plants, hashish, and a kit used for falsifying urine tests during a check of the man's commercial truck, according to The StatesmanJournal.com.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Company Vehicle, Arrest, Commercial Trucks

April 13, 2009 - Industry News

200+ Commercial Trucks Taken Out of Service During One-Day Safety Inspection

HARRISBURG, PA – Out of 1,258 commercial vehicles inspected, 243 were placed out of service, and Pennsylvania state police issued 791 traffic citations and 1,917 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

Tags: Commercial Fleets, Inspections, Traffic Violations, Commercial Trucks

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Achieves 2 Million Accident-Free Miles

ANN ARBOR, MI – Over the company's 25-year history, more than 1,280 Con-way Freight driver sales representatives have reached the 1-million-mile safe driving milestone, while more than 90 have driven 2 million miles accident-free.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Recognition

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Truck Driver Honored for Safe Driving

COLUMBUS, GA – Truck driver Eric Carter of Columbus has been honored by FedEx Ground for achieving 10 years of safe driving without a preventable accident, according to The Ledger-Enquirer.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Recognition

April 10, 2009 - Industry News

Fire Destroys Four Trucks in Truck Leasing Company Parking Lot

PICO RIVERA, CA – A fire destroyed four big rigs in the parking lot of Rush Truck Leasing Company Friday morning, according to the Daily News.

Tags: Fire

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