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August 20, 2017 - Product News

ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF's ReAx steering system mounts to a truck steering column and provides steering assistance based on real-time driver needs. Photo: ZF Group

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Retention, Safety, Steering

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

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The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Congestion, Tourism, Delivery Delays, Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Cites Washington Policy Gains

ATA's Chris Spear

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, says Washington is hearing the voice of the trucking industry. In a keynote address that offered praise for the Trump administration, Spear told the 2017 In.Sight user conference about several policy wins that have been secured.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, Sleep Apnea, PeopleNet, Speed Limiter, TMW Systems, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, President Trump’s Executive Order will make the environmental and permitting processes needed for major infrastructure projects more efficient and effective. Photo: ATA

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

August 15, 2017 - Product News

Drivewyze Bypass Service Debuts in North Dakota

Photo: Drivewyze

The Drivewyze weigh station bypass service is now being offered in North Dakota at 21 permanent and mobile sites, the company announced.

Tags: Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations, Weigh-Station Bypass, North Dakota

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference. Photo: Jim Beach

The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.

Tags: ATRI, Events, Industry Concerns, ELD Mandate

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Driver Training, UPS Freight, Virtual Technology, Drivers, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Appointee Sworn In as NTSB Chairman

Robert L. Sumwalt III (left) sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th Chairman during a brief ceremony held at NTSB headquarters on August 10, 2017. NTSB Board Member Bella T. Dinh-Zarr (center) NTSB Acting Managing Director Dennis Jones (right). Photo: NTSB

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman for a two-year term following his nomination by President Donald Trump.

Tags: Highway Safety, Leadership, NTSB, People, Donald Trump

August 13, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Express Driver Named National Grand Champion

A Massachusetts driver for FedEx Express took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion this weekend from the American Trucking Associations’ 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Tags: Drivers, American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driving Championships, FedEx Express

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Autonomous Technology Heats Up in Arizona

A more relaxed regulatory environment compared to other states has helped Arizona become a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

Autonomous vehicle developers have apparently decided the Grand Canyon state is the ideal place to test out their new technology.

Tags: Regulations, Arizona, Mobileye, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Slates Summertime Road Show Regional Forums

With no fanfare and nearly as little publicity, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun holding day-long regional forums to discuss how to improve the highway safety performance of commercial vehicles.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Enforcement, ELDs, CSA, Safety

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Photo: FMCSA

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

Tags: FMCSA, ELD Mandate, ELDs, Drivers

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

Photo via ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Younger Drivers

August 9, 2017 - Product News

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Screenshot via ITI

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

Tags: Driver Training, Distracted Driving, Instructional Technologies, Driver Safety, Safety, Drivers, Pro-Tread

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption from the agency to be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle.

Tags: FMCSA, Diabetes, Drivers, Driver Health

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

Photo via ATA

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

Tags: ATA, Online Tool, Food and Beverage Fleets, FSMA

August 7, 2017 - Product News

ISE Adds Electronic Logging Solution to FMCSA ELD List

Photo: ISE

ISE announced that its eFleetSuite electronic logging device solution was self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD online registry.

Tags: FMCSA, Trimble, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 5, 2017 - Industry News

GM Recalls 2014 Pickup Trucks for Steering

Photo of 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

The recall covers more than 690,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the 2014 model year.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Large Pickups, Safety, Steering

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

Tags: Eye Wear, Safety Glasses, Kimberly-Clark, Ice Road Truckers, Tire Safety

August 1, 2017 - Product News

Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

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By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

Tags: Regulations, J.J. Keller, Donlen, ELDs, Hours of Service, Fleet Management Companies

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Continues to Build New Leadership Team

USA Truck has made another appointment as it continues to build its executive leadership team, naming Allen Lowry as vice president, safety and risk management.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck, Safety

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Semitrailers

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Tags: Telematics, Detroit, Big Data, Data Analysis, Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Western Star

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC, Safety

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