Safety & Compliance

(L-R): Mike Cain, Michelin vice president of original equipment, co-sponsor of the award; Mark Seymour, president of Kriska Holdings; Denise Elliot, safety manager, Kriska Holdings; Senta Brookshire, director of safety and driver development, Britton Transport; Jim Stockeland, president of Britton Transport; and Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing.


Creating a Safety Environment

Winners of the 2014 Volvo Truck Safety Awards believe safety starts at the top, but the driver is the most important part of the equation.

Technology comes with many benefits, as well as some vulnerabilities.


Protecting Data Is Key to Good Business

Understanding what data your company has is just as important as protecting it in the information age.


3 Things Drivers Need to do in Workers’ Comp Claims

Falls from loading docks or trailers, back sprains from throwing tarps, slips on icy truck steps -- truck driver injuries can lead to workers' comp claims. Make sure your drivers know these key areas of responsibility that are in their hands.

Truck-Lite's senior vice president and chief technology officer, Brad Van Riper, supervises the headlamp changeover between the test runs at the company's Falconer, N.Y., assembly plant.


QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

Even if it doesn't appear to be a serious accident, the driver should get photos at the scene.


Safety & Compliance: Preparing For a Crash

Drivers and others at your company need to know what to do in the aftermath of a serious accident.

Photo: DriveWise


Safety & Compliance: Using a Simulator in Your Safety Program

Although driving simulators have been around for a long time, the current technology is more sophisticated, takes up less space and more affordable.

Deciding what you want to get out of a simulator program is the first step. Photo: Virage Simulation


7 Ways to Get the Most Out of A Driver Simulator Program

Driving simulators today are more sophisticated, take up less space and are more affordable. How do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your company and getting the most you can out of it?

Photo via user Veronica 538/ Wikipedia Commons.


4 Workers’ Comp Tools Every Trucking Company Should be Using

Using the right tools can prevent a vast majority of workers’ comp legal nightmares. By using four strategic tools at the disposal of every trucking company, you can eliminate most major legal issues associated with workers’ comp claims.

Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions.


What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

Photo: J.J. Keller


Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?

Out-of-adjustment brakes and other brake system violations make up almost half of the out-of-service roadside inspection violations on commercial vehicles.

What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
7 Tips for Improving CSA Scores
Download the Seven Tips for Improving CSA Scores to learn more about the ways you can improve your CSA scores.
Focusing on Fleet Safety
For a business that relies on vehicles and drivers to keep the business running, safety is crucial. Having visibility into driver location and behavior, such as speeding and harsh driving habits, can help you see where your drivers are performing well, and where some drivers may need a little coaching.
2018 Top Trends in Trucking
The trucking industry is quickly evolving. What's hot today may be old news tomorrow. That's why SmartDrive spoke with industry experts and got their opinions on the trends that are going to make a difference in 2018.

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