Safety & Compliance

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Fed Med Card Recordkeeping Relief on Its Way

A recent rule on the medical qualifications of commercial drivers has many on both sides of the examination table raising eyebrows.

People get tired but when they’re driving a truck loaded with thousands of pounds of freight, the risks associated with fatigue increase exponentially.

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Revisiting the North American Fatigue Management Program

There’s no getting around it — people get tired. But when they’re driving a truck loaded with thousands of pounds of freight, the risks associated with fatigue increase exponentially.

Langer Transport, headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., recently deployed Omnitracs’ MPC50 in-cab devices which include an electronic log applications, navigation and critical event reporting.

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What It's Like To Eliminate Paper Logs

Tank carrier Langer Transport tossed aside paper driver logs for good this January, opting to switch over to an automated hours-of-service application from Omnitracs LLC.

Fleets have been able to improve their CSA scores with automated driver logs and electronic driver vehicle inspection reports.

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Technology Drives Down CSA Scores

When it comes to improving fleet operations, no matter the immediate issue at hand, technology, in all its forms, is becoming the “go-to” tool.

Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.

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Commentary: It's All About the Brakes

Everybody talks about the importance of properly operating brakes, but, unfortunately, the talk doesn't always translate into action.

Technology providers are working on updates to onboard recording devices and other automated logging and auditing systems.

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Handling the Fallout from the Restart Rollback

Technology providers are working on updates to onboard recording devices and other automated logging and auditing systems to cope with the 34-hour restart suspension.

A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight, but they are still manageable.

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Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA

A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight, but they are still manageable.

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How Well do you Know CSA?

Considering the regulatory environment in which transportation firms do business is miles from black and white, it’s no surprise that both drivers and enforcement personnel alike often are confused by the ins and outs of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA.

Detroit Assurance includes an optional Lane Departure Warning system consisting of a forward-looking camera that detects roadway lane markings. Drivers get audible alerts if they cross out of a lane without using the turn signal.

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Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System

Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire circumstances.

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Every Second Counts When Your Driver is at Risk

It’s the call a fleet manager never wants to get — one where your driver has been in a collision. Fleets can leverage video data to make timely business decisions.

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