Safety & Compliance

Photo: International Trucks

News

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

Rich Wilson, senior sales manager with Omnitracs (right) and Stephane Babcock, managing editor of Heavy Duty Trucking (left) present Kelsey Wolfe, Southern Freight Services' director of safety, human resources and recruiting, with the 2016 Safety & Compliance Award. Photo: Chris Wolski

News

HDT Seeks 2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nominations

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for its 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Image: Ryder

News

Ryder Adds Safety Tech to Standad Rental-Truck Spec

Ryder System has announced that all new vehicles coming into its commercial rental fleet will be spec'ed with such safety technologies as forward-looking radar and collision-mitigation systems.

J&M operates 13 terminals in Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. The fleet specializes in carrying industrial and food grade products, as well as liquid bulk goods. Photo: Bendix

Articles

When Safety Comes From the Top

For J&M Tank Lines, safety technology is simply a tool in its quest to make sure drivers get home safely.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

News

FMCSA Drops Safety Fitness Proposal; Leaves Door Open to Revisiting

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced on March 23 that it is scrapping its proposed rule on a revised methodology for issuing safety fitness determinations for motor carriers.

Photo: Kenworth

News

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

News

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Products

Ancra Launches Line of Safety Gear

Ancra International has launched a new line of safety equipment featuring wearables, flags, banners, and reflectors to compliment the company’s existing safety products.

Rolf Lockwood

Articles

Commentary: See the Light…and Everything Else

North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don’t allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel, says executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood. It’s just too easy to “over-drive” your lights.

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