Friday, January 19, 2018
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Top safety priority should be driver behavior, ATA tells NHTSA

Top safety priority should be driver behavior, ATA tells NHTSA

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Most of ATA’s recommendations are part of the progressive safety agenda it adopted in 2008.

I-40 eastbound in Oklahoma City open again following accident

I-40 eastbound in Oklahoma City open again following accident

OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have been shut down in western Oklahoma City because of an accident and officials predict "significant congestion" through rush hour.

Trucking, agri groups say NY truck ban would bite consumers in the end

Trucking, agri groups say NY truck ban would bite consumers in the end

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Motor Truck Association and the Farm Bureau of New York were among the trucking, agri and small business groups Wednesday protesting New York Gov. David Paterson’s proposal to keep commercial trucks off rural highways in parts of central and southern New York state.

New jobless claims rise less than expected

New jobless claims rise less than expected

WASHINGTON — The number of people claiming unemployment benefits for the first time barely rose last week, after two weeks of sharp drops, further evidence that layoffs are easing.

Illinois Tollway updates speed-limit signs

Illinois Tollway updates speed-limit signs

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The Illinois Tollway says signs along the far western segments of its roads now reflect the new 65 mph speed limit for certain trucks.

Webster’s Word of the Year 2009: distracted driving

Webster’s Word of the Year 2009: distracted driving

Those in the trucking industry have heard a lot about distracted driving because it’s one of the targets to improve safety on our highways by Ray LaHood, the Department of Transportation secretary.

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