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Issue No. 17, 13 December, 2012
Truck occupant fatalities up 20 percent

Deaths of truck occupants increased in 2011 by 20 percent, underscoring what OOIDA says is a need for cab crashworthiness standards. In 2011, 635 truck occupants died in large-truck crashes, according to a report released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That is 105 more people than in 2010.

New regs should improve oversight of impaired drivers

The Government Accountability Office has reported new regulations should mitigate weaknesses in safeguards meant to keep impaired commercial drivers off the road. The GAO stated its previous work found vulnerabilities in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrationís oversight of impaired CDL holders...

Load One makes Wreaths Across America deliveries in AL, LA

With Saturdayís Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery fast approaching, trucks from numerous fleets currently are crossing the nation to deliver wreaths for local WAA chapters to cover veteransí headstones at local cemeteries. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, two Load One semi-trailers carrying more than 5,500 wreaths...

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US Bank debuts OTR MasterCard

US Bank is introducing a new Over-The-Road credit card that is optimized for fleet management across the country. Kurt Adams, president of corporate payment system for US Bank and Max Fuller, CEO and Chairman of US Xpress unveiled the new card at ATA today.

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