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California Aims to Regulate Sustainability Into Freight System
By David Cullen
Trucking stakeholders across the country will be keenly watching developments in California after a recent proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown called for zero-emission technologies in vehicles.
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ELD Mandate Update
By Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs LLC
A review of key topics addressed in the recently issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on electronic logging devices
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.

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Though the driver can’t see the “car,” OnGuard Active’s radar can, and the system brakes the truck to a stop. Higher road speeds might have meant a collision, but damage would’ve been less than if the truck hadn’t slowed at all. Thus “mitigation” rather than “avoidance.”
OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead
By Tom Berg
Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard radar-based collision mitigation system will react to stationary objects as well as slower moving objects in an enhanced version that will be available early next year.
ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
Photo courtesy of FCA.
FCA Recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks
The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.
Photo: FHWA
New Coalition to Look for Truck Parking Solutions
In a truck parking survey mandated by the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), almost half of the state departments of transportation surveyed reported that truckers were forced to park on freeway interchange ramps and shoulders of highways.
 The cause of the closure: the I-65 Wildcat Creek Bridge in Tippecanoe County. Photo: Indiana DOT via Facebook
I-65 Bridge Detours to Last Into September, INDOT Says
Highway officials say the bridge on northbound Interstate 65 at Lafayette, Ind., will remain closed into mid September as contractors work to stabilize the structure. State and local sources are suggesting certain alternate routes in western Indiana and into eastern Illinois.
Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn
The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.
2 Plead Guilty in California CDL Bribery Scheme
Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.
Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo
Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward
By Steven Martinez
A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.
Competitors at last year's Truck Driving Championships. 
Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon
The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.


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US Cargo Control Adds Wheel Chock Product Line US Cargo Control has expanded its line of safety supply products to include wheel chocks in several types and sizes for different applications.
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.
Is Your Business Ready for the ELD Mandate?
This white paper will cover the current landscape of HOS, the new ELD mandate, who must comply, and what fleets need to do to meet the new regulations.
Quantifying the Costs of Unsafe Drivers
The decision to overlook driver performance can lead to costly consequences, and many businesses lack the right protocols for driver safety altogether. Lean how you can improve the ROI of driver safety.
Continuous Driver Monitoring Made Easy
Read how implementing a proven Driver Risk Management solution with national coverage and continuous monitoring saved these three companies money, lowered driver risk, and helped create safer communities.


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