September 30, 2016 - Industry News
ZF rolled out its Innovation Truck 2016 concept vehicle at the IAA show in Hannover, Germany, to demonstrate its capabilities for developing autonomous-driving technologies.
Tags: IAA, ZF, Autonomous Vehicles
September 29, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Seat Belts, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler Vans
September 23, 2016 - Product News
International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.
Tags: International, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Collision Mitigation
September 22, 2016 - Industry News
Wabco Holdings is collaborating with Peloton Technology and Mobileye to advance the company’s autonomous vehicle technologies, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Wabco, Truck Platooning, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
The FMCSA has issued a final rule amending the FMCSRs to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Technology, Windshields
Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.
Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Steering
September 15, 2016 - Product News
A startup company says it is bringing a new level to camera-based truck safety systems with the help of artificial intelligence.
Tags: Camera System, Netradyne
September 14, 2016 - Industry News
A survey conducted by transportation management and logistics provider Transplace has revealed that 38% of small carriers had no immediate plans to implement ELD devices.
Tags: Survey, Transplace, ELDs, ELD Mandate
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.
Tags: Grant Funding, Driving Safety, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Highway Safety
September 12, 2016 - Industry News
Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Geotab, ELDs, Telematics
September 12, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.
Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Omnitracs, Driver Fatigue
September 9, 2016 - Industry News
Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Diabetes
The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.
Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Caprice, Recalls, GMC Yukon, GMC Sierra, Buick Encore, 2014-MY, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Spark EV, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac Escalade, 2015-MY, Chevrolet Corvette, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Chevrolet Trax, Air Bags
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Wabco, Air Disc Brake
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.
Tags: Volvo Group, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles
September 2, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 2 issued “two important notes” on the final rule it has issued on electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate
September 1, 2016 - Industry News
Detroit has introduced Detroit Connect Analytics as part of its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, to give customers “important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.”
Tags: Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America
August 31, 2016 - Industry News
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is inviting public comment on an application from the National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. to determine whether federal hazardous-material regulations preempt or override the state of California’s meal and rest break requirements.
August 30, 2016 - Industry News
Traffic crashes took the lives of 35,092 persons in 2015, marking a 7.2% increase. The number of deaths attributed specifically to crashes involving large trucks jumped 4.1%.
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations
August 25, 2016 - Product News
Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.
Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping
August 24, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, 2016-MY
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
A proposed pilot program using former military drivers would attempt to answer the question of whether 18- to 20-year-old truck drivers are as safe as those 21 and over.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Shortage, Younger Drivers
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