In Brief

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Updated Jan 6, 2010

National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all new motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds be equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring systems and that pre-trip and all other vehicle inspections include the checking of tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge. The safety board also wants regulations that would allow its own investigators access to all positive drug and alcohol test results and refusal determinations that are conducted under the U.S. Department of Transportation testing requirements.

Sleep HealthCenters, a provider of sleep medicine services, announced the formation of SleepPartners (, a nationwide network of nearly 100 accredited sleep centers with board-certified sleep specialists and a focus on sleep disorder care.

Estes was honored with four safety awards at ATA’s annual S&LPMC conference. The Richmond, Va.-based company took first place in the Industrial Safety category for the fewest number of lost workdays due to injuries among all LTL carriers with more than 5,000 employees. Estes received third place in the Fleet Safety contest for the lowest accident rate among LTL carriers in the over 100 million miles driven annually category.

Southern Refrigerated Transport, based in Texarkana, Texas, received Vertical Alliance Group’s Infinit-i Award, given to VAG clients who successfully meet the safety and training requirements of its computer-based Infinit-i Safety & Training Solution.

Schneider National driver Bob Wyatt, who started with the Green Bay, Wis.-based company in 1973, achieved the four-million safe mile mark.