Safety & Compliance

Photo courtesy of Love's Travel Stops

News

Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

Stability control and collision mitigation systems depend on a fully functioning brake system set to OEM specs. Photo: Meritor Wabco

Articles

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

Screenshot via Honeywell

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Honeywell Connected Freight Monitors Valuable Goods in Transit

Honeywell has launched the Connected Freight solution, a logistics technology that provides real-time information about the location and condition of critical freight in transit.

Articles

Using Habits to Create a Culture of Safety

In order to effectively run a safe and profitable fleet, it is critical to create a culture of safety within your company. While this advice sounds simple, the implementation can be daunting and may sometimes seem nearly impossible.

Jeffrey Rosen Photo via Acus.gov

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Jeffrey Rosen Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

The Senate has confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

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Congestion Costing Trucking $63.4 Billion a Year

Traffic congestion added more than $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's 2017 Cost of Congestion update.

Rolf Lockwood

Articles

Commentary: No Free Lunch When It Comes to Parts

If you can’t determine that the part is of good quality, bypassing the low-price product is your only option. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Articles

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of opportunity,” says Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. But there is much motor carriers can do to help protect customers’ goods and their own assets and employees from heists.

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA.

News

Ram Pickups Recalled for Air Bags, Seat Belts

The recall, set to begin June 23, covers more than 1 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

Winners of the Private Fleet Leadership awards. Photos: NPTC

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NPTC Awards Fleet and Driver Honors

The National Private Truck Council honored the winners of several fleet and personnel awards, including the Private Fleet Leadership awards, Fleet Safety awards, and the Driver Hall of Fame, at its annual conference in Cincinnati.

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