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How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently available for heavy trucks, the Bendix Wingman Fusion.

Fred Andersky Photo: Bendix

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Q&A: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' Fred Andersky

We talk about pending stability control and collision avoidance mandates and other regulatory topics with Bendix's Fred Andersky who guides the company's regulatory, legislative and advocacy efforts.

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The Price Tag for Violating Regulations Just Went Up

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a mission statement of reducing the number of commercial motor vehicle crashes, and the injuries and fatalities associated with them.

Photo courtesy of Goodyear.

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It's National Tire Safety Week

Tire maintenance plays a big role in fleet safety and efficiency. Now is a good time to remind drivers and technicians about the importance of proper tire care.

Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.

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Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes

We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.

Fleets can see real improvement with in-cab video systems. Photo courtesy of Lytx

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Cameras in the Cab

Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

While mirrors are here to stay, high-tech supplements are on the horizon.

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The Future of Visibility

While mirrors are here to stay, high-tech supplements are on the horizon.

Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor

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Commentary: The Powder Keg of Brake Slack Adjustment

There’s an epidemic of ignorance out there regarding brake slack adjustment It just won’t go away, might even be getting worse.

Art via HNI Blog

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How to Prepare for the CVSA Inspection Blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual roadside inspection blitz is on the calendar for June 2-4. Here are some best practices to make sure your drivers' truck inspections go as smoothly as possible.

Driver Antonio Edgar, an electrical engineer in the vehicle test group, kept his hands in his lap while operating at highway speeds. Photo by Jim Park

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Hands-off on the Highway

There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little easier and roadways safer through the use of advanced technology. Jim Park takes a ride in Daimler's Inspiration Truck.

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