Safety & Compliance


Bendix Offers Comprehensive Brake Safety Week Upkeep Tips

In support of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, Bendix is offering upkeep tips for drivers and fleets.

Bendix's new Fusion Wingman features fully-integrated safety systems that function as a single unit designed to deliver the most urgent threat alert to drivers while minimizing false alarms and multiple alerts.  Photo courtesy Kenworth.


Bendix Highlights Newest Advanced Safety System

Trucking journalists recently got an up-close demonstration of Bendix’s new Wingman Fusion integrated vehicle safety system, which uses advanced, high-speed computers, fully integrated safety systems and image-recognition cameras to give drivers fewer false alarms and faster responses in critical situations.


Q&A: J.J. Keller's Tom Reader on Educating Fleets About ELDs

In this Q&A we sit down with Tom Reader, director of marketing for ELDs at JJ Keller and Associates to talk about how fleets and shippers are learning to cope with the changes that will come with electronic logs.

Lytx, which specializes in video-based telematics systems, says the vehicle, the driver and the environment all must be taken into account for “significant and enduring safety improvements.”


Why You Should Consider Advanced Safety Systems

With all of the advancements in the past 5-10 years, there is a strong case, both financially and in terms of sheer practicality, for fleets to evaluate and spec advanced safety systems on their trucks today.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: Taking the First Step to Wellness

Fleets report they are losing drivers who can no longer re-certify to drive after health issues were uncovered under newer more stringent DOT physical procedures.

Tread wear is the most obvious defect-- and one that immediately catches an inspector's eye. Photo: Jim Park


RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at your tires before the inspectors do; it's may keep you out of the hooskow.

SmartDrive representatives at Knight's service center answered any questions that drivers had about the video monitoring system.


Knight Keeps Drivers Covered With SmartDrive’s Video-Safety Program

After a successful pilot program, Knight Transportation has decided to install the SmartDrive event recorder system in its entire fleet to protect its drivers and coach them on improved driving habits.

Photo: J.J. Keller


ELDs: What Happens When You Have to Rent a Truck?

Truck rental and leasing companies say the electronic logs mandate presents problems for them and their customers.

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: The Dark Side of Electronic Logging Devices

The law is one thing, company policy another, but the relationship between driver and dispatcher is where reality happens.

Michael Crafton stands in front of one of his company's Nissan NV cargo vans. Photo courtesy of Team 360.


’Gamification’ Helps Fleet Focus on Driver Safety

This growing service fleet promotes driver safety through a connected car platform that tracks each driver’s behind-the-wheel habits — and scores them.

Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect
AAA recommends that all large trucks get equipped with technologies that improve safety for everyone on the road. And, many fleets are heeding the call. Learn why top fleets are choosing video to make their fleet safer. Download Now.
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.

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