Safety & Compliance

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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.
Inside the Numbers Driving the Heavy-Duty Trucking Industry
By Staff
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
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.

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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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