Driver Safety

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February 5, 2016

TCA Names Division Winners of National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.

February 1, 2016

More States Want Snow/Ice Off Trucks

The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off trucks before they take to the roads.

January 15, 2016

U.S. Xpress Bases Driver Pay Hike on Safety Record

U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.

January 14, 2016

NTSB: Cut Impaired, Distracted, Fatigued Driving

NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.

December 28, 2015

Trucker Accidentally Destroys Historic Indiana Bridge

A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.

December 2, 2015

A Safety Director Offers Steps to Success

A fleet safety director offers tips on how to successfully promote safety within a fleet.

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.

November 20, 2015

Peterbilt Seat-Integrated Rollover Protection in Production

Now in production for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 is the RollTek protection system integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats.

October 16, 2015

CEI Talks Managing and Preventing Accidents at ATA Conference

The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.

October 14, 2015

How CSA Compliance Can Benefit Fleets and Drivers

Thanks to a combination of government regulations and market pressures, operating trucks safely has never been more mutually beneficial to fleets and drivers.

October 14, 2015

Lytx ActiveVision Addresses Drowsy and Distracted Drivers

Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.

October 1, 2015

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

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 9, 2015

CVSA Names International Driver Excellence Award Winner

The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.

June 22, 2015

Samsung System Tells Motorists When It's Safe to Pass

Many traffic accidents in Argentina happen when motorists try to pass slower vehicles on two-lane roads.Here's a fix.

June 17, 2015

Trucking Alliance: Senate Should Ditch Funding Riders that “Compromise Safety”

The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.

May 21, 2015

Cameras in the Cab

Truck fleets are increasingly deploying in-cab video systems as part of their technological arsenal to increase safety and security.

May 18, 2015

Training for the Long Haul

Start with the basics when training drivers – but it may pay to look back to bring them ahead. Part 5 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 1, 2015

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System

Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.

April 30, 2015

Seeing Machines Launches Vision-Based Accident Avoidance

Seeing Machines has announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an accident-avoidance solution that helps truck drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time

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