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Q&A: Bill Chamblee, Trucking Defense Attorney
Are you doing everything you can to prevent lawsuits?
By Deborah Lockridge
Earlier this year, attorney Bill Chamblee successfully defended FFE Transportation in a $3.5 million lawsuit after an accident between a company truck and a police car. We spoke with him about trends he's seeing in the realm of legal issues affecting motor carriers.
7 Things Drivers Need to Do at the Scene of an Accident
Are you preparing drivers and other personnel on what to do in case of a crash?
<p>Don Jerrell with HNI talks about the importance of being prepared for accidents.</p> By Deborah Lockridge
SCHAUMBURG, IL — Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills – from top management to dispatchers to drivers, said Don Jerrell, a safety expert at HNI Risk Services, to attendees of the Fleet Safety Conference Tuesday.
Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
Although 90% of heavy trucks still get drums, discs are gaining in popularity.
By Tom Berg
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.
How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
By Tom Berg
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
Three Simple Ways to Prevent Forklift Accidents
Complex machinery, uncontrolled traffic, and the desire to optimize productivity can make industrial warehouses an environment prone to accidents.
By Tom Reddon
There’s a lot that can go wrong in any workplace, but this is especially true in industrial warehouses. Complex machinery, uncontrolled traffic, and the desire to optimize productivity means that every employee must be aware of risk factors at all times.

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Rand McNally Expands HD 100 Compatibility Rand McNally announced software improvements to the HD 100, expanding its compatibility with more devices and platforms.
ALK Products Featured in J.J. Keller’s Fleet Management Tool ALK Technologies announced that its ALK Maps and PC*Miler web services products are now available with J.J. Keller’s Encompass with E-Logs premium edition online fleet management dashboard.
Continental Expands VDO RoadLog HOS Compliance Software Continental Commercial Vehicle & Aftermarket has added capabilities to its VDO RoadLog software to include hours-of-service compliance for Canada, Alaska and oilfield service.
Pro-Tread Online Training Goes Mobile ITI has flipped the switch on mobile for its Pro-Tread online training, meaning every course will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic communication and tracking devices.
Telogis-Volvo Partnership Allows Factory-Installed Fleet Management Capabilities A suite of fleet management applications can now be factory installed on new trucks from Volvo Trucks under a partnership between the truck maker and Telogis.

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