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4 Workers’ Comp Tools Every Trucking Company Should be Using
<p><em>Photo via user Veronica 538/ Wikipedia Commons.</em></p> By Corey Lile
Using the right tools can prevent a vast majority of workers’ comp legal nightmares. By using four strategic tools at the disposal of every trucking company, you can eliminate most major legal issues associated with workers’ comp claims.
What’s Going on with my Brakes?
<p><strong>Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions</strong>.&nbsp;</p> By Jim Park
When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.
Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?
<p><em>Photo: J.J. Keller</em></p> By Betty Weiland, J.J. Keller
From September 7-13 – Brake Safety Week – more than 30,000 brake inspections are expected to be conducted. Roadside inspectors will be inspecting brake-system components to identify loose and missing parts; air and hydraulic fluid leaks; worn linings, pads, drums and rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.
Commentary: Safety and Compliance — Everyone’s Problem
By Deborah Lockridge
From drivers to dispatchers to upper management, safety and compliance is everyone's responsibility, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August Editorial.
Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause
The comment period is over. Here’s what the industry and others had to say.
By Oliver Patton
The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.

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Fleetmatics Adds HOS Logging to Reveal Fleetmatics has upgraded its Reveal fleet management service with improvements to hours of service logging.
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.

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