Safety & Compliance

New glider kit fitted with pre-2002 engine. Photo: Tom Berg

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EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

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Geotab Adds Trio of Solutions to Marketplace

Geotab has added three solutions geared to heavy-duty fleets to the Marketplace app platform, including Descartes MacroPoint, Welltrax by Vertrax, and HighJump Prophesy Dispatch TMS.

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New Defense System Addresses Defensive Driver Training

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread, have developed an update to apply the concept to modern roads, trucks and drivers.

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TRB Grants Contract to Research Cybersecurity Weakness in Transportation

The Transportation Research Board has awarded a $750,000 contract to the Southwest Research Institute to help state and local agencies assess cybersecurity risks on current and future transportation systems.

Andrés Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.

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Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

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FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth provision within its hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

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ATRI Research Advisory Chair Tapped to Lead OSHA

Scott Mugno, ATRI's research advisory committee chairman, has been nominated to lead OSHA as an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

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Zonar Coach Offers Real-Time In-Cab Coaching

Zonar has introduced Coach, a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance, the company announced.

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Big Data is Generating Big Returns

Data ranging from maintenance costs to video images is increasingly helping fleets to drive down the cost of everything from on-road repairs to collisions. And those who dig a little deeper can realize some of the biggest savings of all.

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U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

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