SAN JOSE, Calif. — A recent study for the Department of Homeland Security urges the government and trucking to tighten security in order to prevent terrorists from using gasoline tankers as weapons — a report made timely by the February attack on a federal office building by a suicide pilot. Industry representatives, however, say tanker safety has always been a priority, and the safeguards in place since 9/11 have proved effective.
WASHINGTON — The Association of American Railroads recently said that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.
NEW YORK — In a special report in its April issue, Reader’s Digest reveals the best, worst and deadliest roads in America, and — based on truckers’ reports — exposes the risks drivers pose to themselves and others.
WASHINGTON — The weekly retail on-highway diesel prices rose for the fourth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Today’s average was up $0.020 per gallon, to $2.924 a gallon, which was up $0.907 from one year ago.
ARLINGTON, Va.— The American Trucking Associations today announced that it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2011-2012 America’s Road Team.