Monthly Archives: May 2012

Daytime Hazmat Hauling Banned in Boston

The City of Boston and hazardous materials industry officials have been squabbling for years over proposed rules that would limit hazmat hauling in the city during daytime hours, when traffic patterns are heaviest. According to a report in Transport Topics, … Continue reading

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FMCSA Eyes Changes in Assessing Truck Crash Accountability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in an effort to better assess the circumstances that lead to truck accidents, announced that new processes are being studied that will consider more than police accident reports. Transport Topics reported that FMCSA administrator … Continue reading

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NHTSA Pushing Truck Stability Control Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is nearing completion of a proposal that would require heavy-duty tractors to be outfitted with a stability control system. The proposal could ultimately lead to a mandate, which will no doubt spark another debate … Continue reading

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Truck Overturns While Dodging Debris in Parleys Canyon, UT

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that resulted after a truck lost pieces of wood on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon, Utah, on Wednesday, May 2. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, a tractor trailer was traveling east … Continue reading

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SUV Crashes into Parked Tractor Trailer in Edinburg, OH

Five people including a pregnant woman were injured when their SUV slammed into a parked tractor trailer at a rest area on Interstate 76 in Edinburg, OH, on Wednesday, May 2. According to RecordPub.com, the SUV failed to slow as … Continue reading

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FMCSA Toughens Rules on Sanctioned Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently toughened its stance on carriers who know their way around the rules, as well as on those with deep enough pockets that paying fines for repeated offenses isn’t enough to make them change … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Crash Kills Two in near Wytheville, VA

Virginia State Police are reconstructing an accident involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 that left two people dead on Friday, April 27. According to SWVA Today, the tractor trailer was traveling south on I-81 when its driver lost control … Continue reading

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Driver Injured in Train-Truck Collision in Boyd County, KY

A tractor trailer that was reportedly sitting too close to a railroad crossing was clipped by a passing train in Boyd County, Kent., on Wednesday, May 2. According to WSAZ.com, the crash occurred on U.S. 23 near the entrance to … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead in near Hammond, WI

A 22-year-old woman was killed when her car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 94 near Hammond, Wisc., on Tuesday, May 1. According to The Chippewa Herald, both vehicles were traveling west on I-94 when the collision occurred. The … Continue reading

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Oklahoma to Launch Nine New Ports of Entry Stations

The Oklahoma House passed legislation recently to fund nine Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations on state highways. TruckingInfo.com reported that the first station, located on Interstate 35 near the state border with Kansas, opened in late April, and … Continue reading

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