August 3, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory warning of the hazards of using battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in and around commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, E-cigarettes, Vaping
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.
Tags: driver safety, Fleet Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Daseke Inc.
Bendix is making available information pertaining to its voluntary recall of some 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves. That May 17 action has prompted recalls of over 30,000 trailers by 11 various trailer makers.
Tags: NHTSA, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
July 28, 2016 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Administration should stop pushing the adoption of “robot car technology” until more testing is done and enforceable safety standards are promulgated, according to a July 28 letter sent by three advocacy groups to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind.
Tags: Highway Safety, Tesla Motors, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
July 26, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, inspecting 6,128 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Inspections, Air Brakes, Brakes
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.
Tags: Inspections, Tires, Roadcheck, Vigillo
July 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying the implementation of the final stage of its simplified online registration process, called the Unified Registration System.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, Department of Transportation
July 19, 2016 - Industry News
Southern Freight Services' director of safety, human resources and recruiting, Kelsey Wolfe, was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2016 Safety & Compliance Award during a ceremony on July 19 at the Fleet Safety Conference.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance
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, Steering
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
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