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DOT Seeks Comment: Do Fed HazMat Regs Preempt California Break Rules?

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is inviting public comment on an application from the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. to determine whether federal hazardous-material regulations preempt or override the state of California’s meal and rest break requirements.

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Highway Deaths Climbed 7.2% in 2015; Those Involving Large Trucks Rose 4.1%

Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.

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TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.

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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.

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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.

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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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