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Detroit Assurance includes an optional Lane Departure Warning system consisting of a forward-looking camera that detects roadway lane markings. Drivers get audible alerts if they cross out of a lane without using the turn signal.
Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System
By Jim Park
Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire circumstances.
Every Second Counts When Your Driver is at Risk
By Adam Kahn, SmartDrive Systems
It’s the call a fleet manager never wants to get — one where your driver has been in a collision. Fleets can leverage video data to make timely business decisions.
Photo by Ryder System.
Safe Winter Driving Tips
By Mel Kirk, Ryder System
General preventive driving habits can make a big difference in winter driving safety. Here are some tips to make driving in hazardous conditions safer.
Hours of Service Hot Button Questions, Part 3
By Rick Malchow, J.J. Keller
Every year, hours-of-service questions from drivers and carriers make up the vast majority of inquiries concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. In this final installment in a three-part series, we look at the 34-hour restart rules.
Big Data & Trucking
By Jim Beach
Trucking operations generate billions of pieces of information each day, and fleet managers are learning how to put it all to use.

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Pre-Employment Screening Added to iiX Background Checks Pre-employment Screening Program records are now available as part of iiX’s suite of commercial driver background checks. The records provide employers with a quick way to screen driver safety profiles.
Hazmat Driver Training Published by J.J. Keller J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a program, Hazmat Transportation: Driver Training, to help motor carriers meet Department of Transportation requirements, avoid penalties for noncompliance, and protect their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.
J.J. Keller Puts Newsletters Online J.J. Keller is now offering all of its 17 newsletters in an online format. The newsletters are aimed at providing access to regulatory news and best practice information for transportation, workplace safety and HR professionals.
In-Cab Camera System Adds Audio, Infrared and 3G MiX Telematics has upgraded the MiX Vision in-cab video system to incorporate audio, infrared recording and a 3G cellular connection to improve clarity on incidents.
Fleetmatics Adds HOS Logging to Reveal Fleetmatics has upgraded its Reveal fleet management service with improvements to hours of service logging.
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Have You Checked Your Brakes Today?
In order to properly inspect and maintain air brakes, it is important to have a basic understanding of how air brakes function. J.J. Keller's Tom Bray explains how they work and what can go wrong.

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