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Fred Andersky Photo: Bendix
Q&A: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' Fred Andersky
By David Cullen
We talk about pending stability control and collision avoidance mandates and other regulatory topics with Bendix's Fred Andersky who guides the company's regulatory, legislative and advocacy efforts.
The Price Tag for Violating Regulations Just Went Up
By Kathy Close, J.J. Keller & Associates
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a mission statement of reducing the number of commercial motor vehicle crashes, and the injuries and fatalities associated with them.
How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]
By Tom Berg
As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently available for heavy trucks, the Bendix Wingman Fusion.
Photo courtesy of Goodyear.
It's National Tire Safety Week
By Jim Park
Tire maintenance plays a big role in fleet safety and efficiency. Now is a good time to remind drivers and technicians about the importance of proper tire care.
Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor. 
Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes
By Denise Rondini
We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.

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FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes
The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.
OSHA Fines Trucking Firm over Driver Suspension
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.
Image: Minnesota DOT
Expect Delays In St. Paul this Weekend
Drivers should expect delays and a detour on westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
OOS Violations Down in This Year's Brake Check
Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.
UPS driver Bill Lazarski of Chicago (left) and UPS Freight driver Paul Savill of Cincinnati (right) are fans of the collision mitigation technology that's now standard equipment on every new UPS Class 8 tractor the company orders. Photo courtesy UPS.
UPS Goes Standard With Collision Mitigation Systems
UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.
Brake Safety Week Set for September
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.
Photo: Cal Fire
Bridge Collapse Closes I-10 in California
A bridge collapse in Southeastern California has forced the closure of a section of Interstate 10 near the state border for an indefinite period of time
HDT file photo
Short-Term Highway Patch, Trucking Issues on The Hill
By Deborah Lockridge
The House of Representatives unveils a short-term funding patch to keep the highway program running for the next six months, as a Senate committee prepares to consider a comprehensive highway safety bill Wednesday that addresses trucking issues such as CSA reforms, younger drivers and hair testing.
Fleet Safety Conference Kicks Off
The Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Monday evening in Schaumburg, Ill., and will offer sessions over the next two days about creating a positive safety culture at the corporate and fleet level.

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MiX In-Cab Monitoring Coming To U.S. The MiX Vision in-cab monitoring system is now being offered in the U.S. offering a video-based driver monitoring solution for fleets.
Rotating Brush Cleans Vehicle Tops The tops of van trailers and truck bodies and decks of flatbeds can be swept clean by the product.
J.J. Keller Develops DOT Handbook for Drivers J.J. Keller & Associates has developed a guide for new drivers called the DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers.
Garmin Navigator Has Built-In Dash Cam Garmin International has announced the dēzlCam trucking navigator that features a built-in dash cam that records video footage, automatically saving it in the event of an accident.
J.J. Keller Releases Cargo Securement Straps J.J. Keller & Associates has launched a line of J.J. Keller private label cargo-securement straps as a an option for fleets looking to manage costs and maintain safety.
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