Safety & Compliance

ELDs make it easier to manage a fleet where drivers may transition between different sets of hours of service rules. Photo: Cal Freight

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One Fleet's ELD Journey

No dispatcher wants to admit they didn’t know where their drivers were and how many hours they have left, says Paul Hamilton, director of transportation for Cal Freight. “But we know the truth – with that many driver’s it’s impossible to know how much time each driver has.” But ELDs mean now they truly know.

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

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Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Peloton says trucks equipped with its latest platooning technology logged more than 1,000 miles in a series of tests in Florida earlier this month. Photo: Peloton

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Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

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Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Screenshot via Maverick Transportation

Articles

The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

Given the headlong – and continuing – rush to comply with the electronic logging mandate that began kicking in last month, few carriers may be up to speed on the anti-coercion rule. However, fleets will want to be conversant with this rule because it can legally help drivers maximize their available driving hours.

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Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.

With more fleets looking at adding straight trucks to their operations because of the rising interest in providing last-mile delivery services, the issue of safety becomes more complicated than just simply answering, “Since I have a straight truck, what rules do I have to follow?” Photo: J.J. Keller

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5 Compliance Tips for Straight-Truck Drivers

With the rising interest in providing last-mile delivery services, more and more fleets are looking at adding straight trucks to their operations. But a question often asked of compliance experts is, 'what rules do I have to follow?' It's a simple question that lacks a simple answer.

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

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Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Videos

Are Your Trucks Exempt From the ELD Mandate? [Video]

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun. Do you know if your trucks and drivers are ready? Read more here

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
2018: The Year of Not Living Dangerously
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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.
6 Reasons Why ELDs Can Benefit Your Business
The new ELD mandate has been announced and companies need to comply by the end of 2017. But there are good reasons to make the transition now. Download this eBook and learn several ways in which electronic logging can benefit your business.
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