Safety & Compliance

Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades. It can be a multi-step procedure, and a driver might or might not notice them all. In rolling terrain, the system can save 1% to 2% in fuel, Kenworth says. Image: Kenworth


Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.

Photo courtesy of Ford.


Ford Recalls F-650 Trucks for Steering Column

The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.


Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks

The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.


Peterbilt Seat-Integrated Rollover Protection in Production

Now in production for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats.


Spill Center App Offers Quick Link to Experts

Spill Center's new app for mobile devices offers users a direct link to technical, environmental and legal specialists who can provide expert advice and assistance after pollution events at fixed facilities and in transportation, 24/7.


FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Ohio Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Jefferson, Ohio-based Garfield Trucking LLC to immediately cease operations, saying it's an imminent hazard to public safety.

Photo: Melton Truck Lines


The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

Executives at several large long-haul fleets talk about their efforts to keep drivers healthy and happy through wellness programs in the final installment of HDT's Driver Dilemma series.

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB


NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

Atlanta's Tom Moreland Interchange. Public domain via Wikipedia.


Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction Tops ATRI's List of Truck Bottlenecks for 2015

Atlanta's I-285 at I-85 North is the worst truck bottleneck in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual congestion study -- and watch out in Houston, Texas.

Cannabis station, a medical marijuana dispensary, is located at the site of a former gas station in Denver. Photo by Jeffrey Beall via Flickr through Creative Commons license.


Legal Pot in Colorado: How it's Affected Trucking

It’s been almost two years since Colorado officially legalized marijuana. With other states considering similar measures, Colorado Motor Carrier Association President Greg Fulton reflects on the law and its impact on the trucking industry.

Is Your Business Ready for the ELD Mandate?
This white paper will cover the current landscape of HOS, the new ELD mandate, who must comply, and what fleets need to do to meet the new regulations.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?


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