July 19, 2016 - Product News
Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
T.F. "Scott" Darling is now officially the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after running the agency on an interim basis since Anne Ferro left the post in August 2014.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulators, Truck Safety
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.
Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sees it, the FAST Act highway bill included numerous provisions that, once implemented, will improve motor carrier safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Safety Technology, TMC, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have established a pilot program for testing automated long-haul trucks using platooning technology.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Missouri, Truck Platooning
July 11, 2016 - Industry News
Some truckers found themselves in a sticky situation over the weekend as protesters angry about recent police killings tried to block highways, and in some cases succeeded.
Photos show protesters climbing on top of tractors and trailers in some locations.
July 8, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a way to record on-duty hyrail time without counting against a driver’s allotted 11 hours of on-duty driving time.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, Railroads, ELDs, ELD Mandate
July 7, 2016 - Industry News
Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability
July 7, 2016 - Product News
Pana-Pacific has chosen Lytx as its sole video telematics partner, selling and installing Lytx DriveCam program through the company’s heavy-duty truck dealerships.
Tags: DriveCam, Driver Behavior, Lytx, Suppliers
Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.
Tags: Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, Ford Super Duty, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2017-MY
Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.
Tags: Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Automatic Braking
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA
July 1, 2016 - Product News
Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.
Tags: Regulations, Hours of Service, Europe, tachographs, ELDs
A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it crossed in front of the car, said authorities investigating the first fatal crash of an autonomous car in the United States, which happened in early May.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride, Autonomous Vehicles
June 30, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller and Associates developed a method for allowing fleets to track hours of service data for multiple drivers on a single device within the J.J. Keller Encompass System.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, eLogs
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.
Tags: ZF, Wabco, Global, Collision Avoidance Technology, Autonomous Vehicles
The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: driver safety, ATA, Fleet Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs
June 28, 2016 - Product News
CAT Scale is now accepting ACH payments through its Weigh My Truck app, to expand usage to as many drivers as possible.
Tags: CAT Scale, Size and Weight, Mobile Apps, Electronic Payments
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts, Contest
June 24, 2016 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared a Tennessee-licensed driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety after reckless driving behavior, related to alcohol consumption, led to two deaths.
Tags: FMCSA, Speeding, Imminent Hazard, Alcohol Testing, Road Deaths
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.
Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
June 20, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, Daimler Trucks, Global
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