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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.
Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
Although 90% of heavy trucks still get drums, discs are gaining in popularity.
By Tom Berg
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.
How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
By Tom Berg
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
Three Simple Ways to Prevent Forklift Accidents
Complex machinery, uncontrolled traffic, and the desire to optimize productivity can make industrial warehouses an environment prone to accidents.
By Tom Reddon
There’s a lot that can go wrong in any workplace, but this is especially true in industrial warehouses. Complex machinery, uncontrolled traffic, and the desire to optimize productivity means that every employee must be aware of risk factors at all times.
Four Key Takeaways from HNI's Driver Recruiting Summit
<p>Reaching out to women and other underrepresented groups is one way to improve recruiting. <em>Photo courtesy Con-way.</em></p> By Jim Daly, President, HNI Minnesota
HNI's Driver Recruiting Summit covered some of the pitfalls and best practices in the world of recruiting -- and retaining -- truck drivers.

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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.
Telogis-Volvo Partnership Allows Factory-Installed Fleet Management Capabilities A suite of fleet management applications can now be factory installed on new trucks from Volvo Trucks under a partnership between the truck maker and Telogis.
Vigillo Adds Adjudicated CSA Violations to Data Platform Vigillo has partnered with U.S. Legal Services to add a new premium channel to its Athena business intelligence platform. The new channel will include data from U.S. Legal Services on adjudicated CSA violations.
US Cargo Control Expands Tiedown Offering US Cargo Control is now manufacturing its own product in house, and has recently added more than 100 new ratchet and winch straps to its product line.
Thin, Durable Trailer LEDs from Phillips Now Available to Aftermarket A line of thin, durable lamps initially introduced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meeting this spring by Phillips Industries is now available in the aftermarket.

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