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On the Spot: Anti-Terrorism Measures for Trucking [Video]

At the Fleet Safety Conference, the Department of Homeland Security gave a presentation on the possible threats that exist for the trucking industry and what fleets can do to mitigate the risk. On the Spot video hosted by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

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Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

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Donlen Partners with J.J. Keller on ELD Solution

By partnering with J. J. Keller, Donlen is able to offer customers a compliant ELD solution that is simple and flexible for fleets, with ELDs that install quickly and are compatible with all vehicle classes (1-8).

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USA Truck Continues to Build New Leadership Team

USA Truck has made another appointment as it continues to build its executive leadership team, naming Allen Lowry as vice president, safety and risk management.

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

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Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Photo: FMCSA

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FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch on Aug. 1 a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination of certain truck crashes as “preventable.”

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

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TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The roundtable discussion was hosted by the U.S. National Safety Council. Photo: Stephane Babcock

Articles

Driver Assistance Technology as a Co-Pilot

Advanced driver assistance systems, like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating or even apply vehicle brakes automatically, are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
The Definitive Guide to Buying an Electronic Logging Device
How do I select the right ELD for my fleet? What are the expected costs? How do I select the right vendor? This definitive guide answers all key questions about buying an electronic logging device and how to make the best decision for your fleet.
Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD
With the ELD Mandate deadline looming, fleets are understandably focused on ensuring they are compliant. But many fleets are planning to minimally comply, investing as little as possible in ELD technology – for those fleets, ELDs will always be a cost center. For fleets taking a long-term view, ELDs can be a profit center.
Understanding Electronic Logging Devices
On December 18th, 2017, companies who are already required to have their drivers keep paper logs to record Hours of Service (HOS) will now be required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Find out answers to your questions about what this means for your company and your drivers in this eBook.
ELD Exemption Guide
The ELD compliance deadline will be here before you know it. Find out if you’re exempt with this complimentary ELD exemption assessment.
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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