Safety & Compliance

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DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed. A notice of proposed rulemaking was issued jointly on Aug. 26 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

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Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

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Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

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FMCSA Proposes Younger Driver Pilot Program for Former Military

A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.

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ATA Safety Exec Joins Lytx Commercial Team

Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.

Bendix's new Fusion Wingman features fully-integrated safety systems that function as a single unit designed to deliver the most urgent threat alert to drivers while minimizing false alarms and multiple alerts.  Photo courtesy Kenworth.

Articles

Bendix Highlights Newest Advanced Safety System

Trucking journalists recently got an up-close demonstration of Bendix’s new Wingman Fusion integrated vehicle safety system, which uses advanced, high-speed computers, fully integrated safety systems and image-recognition cameras to give drivers fewer false alarms and faster responses in critical situations.

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Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.

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Bendix Offers Remedy for Recalled Parking Brake Valve

Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.

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OOIDA Fires Back on ELD Rule Ahead of September Court Hearing

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a reply brief to the government's arguments defending its controversial electronic logging mandate in the association's lawsuit, scheduled to be heard by a federal court next month.

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