Driver Safety

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September 6, 2017

Hub Group Adopts SmartDrive Video Safety Platform

Hub Group has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety platform for its fleet of more than 2,600 tractors, with the aim of improving driver safety and fuel economy.

August 30, 2017

ITI Offers Online Urban Driving Courses

Instructional Technologies has announced a series of online Urban Driving courses, designed to teach urban driving techniques for a variety of vehicle configurations, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

August 29, 2017

Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

A new electronic steering augmentation system from ZF can help drivers reduce stress while boosting safety.

August 28, 2017

Truckers Probably Pulled Over to Watch the Eclipse

Video-based telematics provider Lytx found that truck drivers seemed to join in with the rest of the country last week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, according to data from trucks equipped with its DriveCam system.

August 20, 2017

ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.

August 17, 2017

How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

August 15, 2017

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

August 14, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

August 10, 2017

Ancra Beam Rack Keeps Cargo Beams Tidy

New Ancra storage system keeps box van cargo beams safely stored until needed. The Beam Rack designed to provide a secure, easy and efficient method of raising beams up and out of the way when not in use.

August 9, 2017

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

August 9, 2017

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

August 4, 2017

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

August 1, 2017

Speed Kills — But You Can Help Stop It

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board points an unwavering finger at the deadly toll that speeding by motorists keeps taking on our highways. Executive Editor David Cullen looks at the report in his Passing Zone blog.

July 27, 2017

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.

July 19, 2017

What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks

Driving a truck for a living is hard -- but rewarding -- work. Senior Editor Jack Roberts found that out for himself 20-odd years ago.

July 13, 2017

Driver Assist Strap Can Help Prevent Injuries

Ancra International’s Driver Assist Straps are designed to help avoid injuries and mishaps while drivers and dock workers climb into and out of trailers.

July 12, 2017

Maven Machines Offers Plug-n-Play ELD Solution

Maven Machines has announced the Smartsense IoT platform offering fleet management and ELD software using plug-n-play hardware, mobile devices, and real-time cloud dashboards.

June 21, 2017

Tesla-Truck Crash: Cruise Control on Steroids

New details around the infamous Tesla autonomous driving crash last year bring up an important point about new technology. Jack Roberts has the story in his Truck Tech blog.

June 15, 2017

Haldex Launches Online Drum-vs.-Disc Brake Calculator

Haldex's new web-based calculator was developed to allow fleets to input customized data so they can compare the overall cost of ownership between drum brakes and air disc brakes.

June 5, 2017

TravelCenters of America Opens Nominations for Citizen Driver Award

Travel Centers of America is accepting nominations for the 2018 Citizen Driver award, recognizing truck drivers who practice good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness, and leadership.

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