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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.
Fleets can see real improvement with in-cab video systems. Photo courtesy of Lytx 
Cameras in the Cab
By Jim Beach
Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

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Holiday Weekends Are Notorious for Cargo Theft
FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.
ATA on CSA Proposal: Move to 'Risk-Based' Enforcement
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
Automotive Fleet photo.
Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving
The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.
FMCSA Proposes Changes to CSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
Image via: www.feinstein.senate.gov
Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures
By David Cullen
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Graphic courtesy of Ford.
Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
Photo courtesy of Ford.
Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel
To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.
Screenshot via NYC Mayor's Office/YouTube.
NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks
New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.
U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen
Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers
By David Cullen
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Photo courtesy of Autocar.
Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks
The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

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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.
Cloud-Based In-Cab Video System Launched Convoy Technologies recently introduced its Videomatics video/telematics-based system to help improve driver safety and security.
Light Monitoring System Cuts Down on Violations The Phillips Industries Lite-Sentry is a trailer-chassis light monitoring system that alerts a driver when a light has gone out on a trailer.
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