Safety & Compliance

Wabco OnSide alerts drivers to a moving vehicle in a truck’s blind spot and provides a side collision warning to help reduce the risk of accidents. Image: Wabco

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Wabco Offers Blind-Spot Detection System

Wabco has introduced the OnSide advanced blind-spot detection system for commercial trucks and trailers, which alerts drivers to any vehicle in a blind spot and provides a side collision warning to reduce accidents.

Image courtesy of Ryder and Lytx

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Ryder Adds DriveCam to 4,400 Trucks

Ryder System, Inc. announced its partnership with Lytx and the implementation of DriveCam into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

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Geotab Registers ELD Solution with FMCSA

Geotab's electronic logging device (ELD) solution, Geotab Cloud ELD, is now registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the telematics provider announced.

Photo courtesy of Smithfield and SmartDrive

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Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

Trailer aerodynamic device include side skirts, pictured here. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

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Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.

Photo: Lytx

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Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company's vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

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Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Right Around the Bend

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, where law enforcement personnel focus on identifying unsafe driving behavior by both truckers and motorists, starts this Sunday, Oct. 15.

Photo courtesy of ZF.

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DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
2018 Top Trends in Trucking
The trucking industry is quickly evolving. What's hot today may be old news tomorrow. That's why SmartDrive spoke with industry experts and got their opinions on the trends that are going to make a difference in 2018.
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.
How to Pick the Right ELD Provider for Your Fleet
Choosing the right ELD solution takes time. Fleets need to make sure that the ELD not only meets the technical requirements, but the requirements of its business operations, and that the provider can adequately support the overall business needs now and in the future.
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