Safety & Compliance

Bendix Wingman Fusion-based safety system is now standard on Volvo VNR and VNL trucks. Photo via Bendix

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Bendix-Based Safety System Standard on Volvo VNL and VNR Models

Bendix has announced that for the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of its Wingman Fusion vehicle safety system is now standard equipment on certain heavy-duty trucks.

Photo: Paccar Financial

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Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

Products

Bike Hotspot Helps Reduce Accidents with Cyclists

Sentinel Systems are offering a new warning sign to its system called the Bike Hotspot, designed to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and commercial vehicles.

Photo: FMCSA

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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

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FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

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CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration has revealed that results from its unannounced Brake Safety Day inspection event shows that the majority of vehicles (79%) inspected did not have any critical item vehicle violations.

Mercedes-Benz Sales Germany building, Berlin. Photo: Daimler.

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Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been manipulated by illegal software that eliminates emission measurements taken during testing and on the road.

Products

Driver Assist Strap Can Help Prevent Injuries

Ancra International’s Driver Assist Straps are designed to help avoid injuries and mishaps while drivers and dock workers climb into and out of trailers.

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

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Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

Volvo Active Driver Assist, which includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system, is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Makes Active Driver Assist Standard on VNR, VNL

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series trucks, a system that includes Bendix’s Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system.

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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Action in the Aftermath of a Collision
Just one serious collision could sink a business. It’s critical to understand what you should do after a collision—to minimize its impact and keep your company afloat. A collision procedures plan can help protect your business from the risks you can’t control.
Beyond Telematics: How Video Can Help Predict and Prevent Collisions
Go beyond telematics to predict and prevent collision risk.
Video Safety Myth vs. Reality
If you own or manage a fleet, collisions happen. But, why? A video safety program can help eliminate the guesswork. Get answers to your most nagging questions and bust the myths that plague the video safety industry. If I implement video, will my drivers pushback? Will I have time to review all of the video and data? Download "Myths vs. Reality" and learn the truth behind the myths.
6 Reasons Why ELDs Can Benefit Your Business
The new ELD mandate has been announced and companies need to comply by the end of 2017. But there are good reasons to make the transition now. Download this eBook and learn several ways in which electronic logging can benefit your business.
Choosing an ELD Solution: What to Ask
With all the ELDs out there, how do you know which one is right for your fleet? Read about the top qualities to look for in an ELD solution. Plus, get a list of important questions to ask to ensure you make the best decision.

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