Safety & Compliance

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OOIDA: States Should Review Pitfalls of ELD Rule

Inspired perhaps by a recent action taken by the Attorney General of Indiana, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that “top officials from each state seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement” of the electronic logging device mandate.

Wabco&#39;s Jon Morrison at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show earlier this fall. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Jon Morrison on Wabco's Technology Strategy

Wabco is increasing its presence in the North American market and working to push the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems. HDT's Deborah Lockridge recently sat down with Wabco chief Jon Morrison to discuss the changes.

California and Texas remain in the bottom third of states when it comes to ELD compliance, despite representing a large portion of all trucking companies. Graphics and analytics sourced from CarrierLists and Kenco Group

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Survey: Three Quarters of Small Fleets Now ELD-Compliant

With less than two weeks left until the electronic logging device rule kicks in, CarrierLists has published its latest survey of small fleets, finding that compliance has increased to 75%.

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Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

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Indiana Wants ELD Rule Delayed

In an 11th-hour request, the attorney general of Indiana has proposed that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration delay implementation of the electronic logging device rule set for Dec. 18 — less than 3 weeks away.

Kroger found &amp;ldquo;it only took about a week for drivers to forget that the event camera was there&amp;rdquo; and that an unexpected bonus from adopting DriveCam has been a drop-off in maintenance costs.

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Camera-Based Safety System Slashes Kroger's Collision Rate in Half

Kroger has rolled out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and is already seeing a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.

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FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

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70 Answers to Top ELD Questions

The ELD mandate has led to a lot of questions for fleets, with the government continuing to clarify and tweak the regulation weekly. We’ve endeavored to find answers to the most common questions that arise, starting with the basics.

Source: NTSB

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Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

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Arizona Installs Signs to Prevent Wrong Way Driving

The Arizona Department of Transportation has added large “Wrong Way” signs along Interstate 17 on bridges and other structures to help prevent wrong-way drivers.

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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