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October 26, 2016

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom Berg, we run through each item in a pre-trip inspection.

October 24, 2016

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

October 14, 2016

CVSA Targeting Unsafe Driving During Enforcement/Education Blitz

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education to combat unsafe driving behavior as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place Oct. 16-22, 2016.

October 10, 2016

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.

October 7, 2016

Truck Hauling Takata Airbags Explodes, FMCSA Orders Fleet to Cease Operations

FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.

October 5, 2016

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

August 4, 2016

2016 Operation Safe Driver Week is Set for Oct. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of Oct.16-22, taking place across North America.

July 29, 2016

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

July 29, 2016

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

July 25, 2016

Why You Should Consider Advanced Safety Systems

With all of the advancements in the past 5-10 years, there is a strong case, both financially and in terms of sheer practicality, for fleets to evaluate and spec advanced safety systems on their trucks today.

July 1, 2016

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

June 29, 2016

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

June 27, 2016

Winners Picked for FMCSA’s Seat Belt Art Contest

U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2016

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

June 9, 2016

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs

OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.

June 6, 2016

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

June 1, 2016

Knight Keeps Drivers Covered With SmartDrive’s Video-Safety Program

After a successful pilot program, Knight Transportation has decided to install the SmartDrive event recorder system in its entire fleet to protect its drivers and coach them on improved driving habits.

May 31, 2016

IMMI Shows Rollover Safety System in Crash Test

Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.

May 16, 2016

’Gamification’ Helps Fleet Focus on Driver Safety

This growing service fleet promotes driver safety through a connected car platform that tracks each driver’s behind-the-wheel habits — and scores them.

May 12, 2016

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver and no injuries?

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