December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing
I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, HOS, Safety
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Kate Harlow
When it comes to trimming the fat out of a fleet's budget, the largest focus tends to be on the largest costs on the balance sheet: fuel, equipment and drivers. But these are not the only areas where dollars can be saved. This web-only series offers tips for savings in insurance, worker's comp and healthcare costs.
Tags: insurance, Safety
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Don Jerrell, Associate VP, HNI
The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, HNI
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
CSA may be an enforcement tool for the FMCA, but you also can use CSA as a catalyst to create transparency and accountability in your organization.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, CSA, HNI
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Thomas Bray, Editor, J.J. Keller & Associates
If you decide to get your own DOT number and strike out on your own, one regulatory requirement you will need to be aware of is the “new-entrant safety audit.” What do you need to know to get over this hurdle?
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, J.J. Keller, Owner-Operators
By Louis McAnally, VP Operations, PeopleNet
Fleet managers understand that reducing cost-per-mile (CPM) by a single penny means huge savings, considering the number of miles a fleet drives each year. Here's how technology can help.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, MPG, Information Technology, PeopleNet, HOS, Fuel and Oil, EOBRs
By Truckinginfo Staff
Stertil-Koni recently announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that fleets and transit authorities should observe prior to lifting heavy-duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities.
Tags: Maintenance, Safety, In the Shop, Shop Tools, Stertil-Koni
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
Changing truck tires isn't rocket science. Since tire service isn't cheap, it's not uncommon to find smaller fleets and even some bigger ones doing their own tire maintenance. But safety needs to be the priority in any shop.
Tags: Safety, Tires, Shop Tools
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Bob Rose, Contributor
In December, the FMCSA made good on its commitment to Congress to install refinements to the CSA initiative by implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System. J.J. Keller's Bob Rose has more details.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, J.J. Keller, compliance, CSA, Hazmat
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues.
These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.
Tags: Topics & Trends, CSA, FMCSA, Safety, compliance
The latest revision to the way the federal government assesses fleet safety and compliance will mean the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC just got more important than ever
Tags: Issues, CSA, Aftermarket, Safety, compliance
One of the most common reasons for an officer to pull a driver over is for a faulty light. Below are some basic guidelines on how to troubleshoot some of the problems that may arise with a trailer lighting system
Tags: Trailers, CSA, Lighting, Safety, compliance
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Oliver B. Patton
Imagine: A truck driver gets a signal on his dash, warning him that a car ahead that he cannot see has slammed on the brakes. Or that he's going too fast for the curve ahead/
Tags: Equipment & Technology, Safety, smart highways
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By John Hill, Contributor
In my 38 years of involvement with highway safety, and even more recently as a safety consultant, I have observed a unique situation distinctive to safe and compliant companies: They value their employees by creating a safety culture
Tags: compliance, Safety, Drivers, CSA
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
To provide a simpler, easier and safer entrance to and exit from the flatbed deck, East Manufacturing first introduced an optional integrated stairway a few years ago. Now East has improved this option by adding a locking door enclosur
Tags: Trailers, flatbeds, East Manufacturing, Safety
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Contributed HNi
With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.
Tags: Topics & Trends, Safety, insurance
December 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
There's a new player on the highway safety scene in Washington. It's an outfit called American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Safety, ATA, Seat Belts
November 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor
Rollovers and jackknifes are costly, but modern electronic products seriously reduce their frequency, users say.
Tags: Safety, Accident Management, anti-rollover systems, Rollovers
October 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Congress
April 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
A group of manufacturers and their allies are searching for a new path toward highway safety improvements.
Tags: Vehicle Safety Technology, Safety Technology, Safety, MEMA
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Six Outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty trucking's annual truck Fleet Innovators awards.
Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, trucking industry, Fleet Innovators, Safety, Driver Safety, Swift Transportation, Greatwide Logistics, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Doug Condra, President
A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.
Tags: Safety, Congress, tax credits
November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
How the industry is working to better its public image.
Tags: TCA, Safety
January 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Whistler, Editor
Is the New York Times this prejudicial, or is it just naïve?
Tags: Driver Safety, Safety
December 1996, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Denise Pauley, Assistant Managing Editor
Former State Troopers say split speeds make truckers `the fall guy;` predict rise in speed trap enforcement
Tags: Safety, Speeding
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