Driver Behavior

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August 22, 2017

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

June 5, 2017

New Report Highlights Truck Driver Preferences on the Road

One20 has released its inaugural TopOne20 report highlighting data about drivers, their travel center preferences, and other industry trends.

April 26, 2017

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

February 14, 2017

Commentary: The Delicate Truck Driver

Lots of drivers manage a very fine balance between simple frustration and outright anger and executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood believes they deserve a little more attention and understanding.

December 16, 2016

State, Local Violations Top List of Citations in Safe Driver Week

State and local moving violations were the most common citations given to commercial vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

October 2, 2016

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

October 2, 2016

Vigillo and J.J. Keller Reveal Data-Driven Driver Training Solution

LAS VEGAS -- Vigillo and J.J. Keller have partnered to launch a Prescriptive Analytics Solution that identifies unsafe behavior by truck drivers and then assigns training designed to address the issues.

August 29, 2016

WEX to Offer Messaging for Spendy Fuel Users

WEX, Inc. will roll out a driver messaging feature as part of its ClearView analytics platform later this year that will send text messages and emails to remind drivers to use less expensive fuel stations or fill fleet trucks with unleaded rather than premium fuel.

August 1, 2016

A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel.

July 26, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver as possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system. Find Part 1 (Bad Driver) here

July 25, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.

July 21, 2016

ARI Introduces Driver Scorecard for Simple Analysis

The ARI Driver Scorecard is a new tool from ARI designed to simplify how fleet managers can measure the performance of their drivers.

July 7, 2016

Pana-Pacific Partners With Lytx on Video Telematics

Pana-Pacific has chosen Lytx as its sole video telematics partner, selling and installing Lytx DriveCam program through the company’s heavy-duty truck dealerships.

June 28, 2016

Friendly Competition Helps RRR Drivers Improve MPG

With a bevy of fuel-saving options on its 65 tractors and its 100-plus refrigerated trailers, drivers have a head start at RRR Transportation – but it still takes driver skill and a little friendly competition to hit those double digits.

June 22, 2016

9 Ways You Can Use Technology to Cut Fuel Use

Whether you’re looking to improve mpg or reduce overall fuel use and cost, automated routing and dispatching systems, telematics, in-cab nav, analytics and other systems improve efficiencies, reduce unproductive miles and monitor drivers and equipment.

March 21, 2016

ATRI Seeks Real-World Data on Truck Parking Challenges

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking drivers interested in keeping a 14-day diary of their truck parking issues as part of an effort to collect real-world information on the daily challenges drivers face to find truck parking.

March 7, 2016

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

November 30, 2015

Death on the Highway: Ignorance Kills

Buried in the stats of accident reporting lies the unvarnished truth: Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance kills.

August 24, 2015

Ladies, Gentlemen; Please Meet THE Dumbest Truck Driver in the World

You simply won't believe your eyes when you see what some dumb-*ss truck driver is doing in this YouTube video. Equipment editor Jim Park is just glad he was kind enough to leave behind this bit of evidence. Does anybody have any idea who this guy is?

July 17, 2015

HNI Releases Driver Performance Management System

Cutting through the scorecard clutter is the aim of a performance management system introduced by HNI. The DART system combines metrics from a variety of fleet operational areas to produce a single driver score that measures the driver’s impact on profitability.

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