Driver Safety

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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.

May 25, 2017

ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the holiday weekend.

April 28, 2017

Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

Vigillo's new Roadside Resume is billed as a comprehensive commercial driver safety, compliance, and risk profile to help carriers identify safe and risky drivers.

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.

April 4, 2017

Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

March 27, 2017

Highway Angel of the Year Rescued Driver Stranded in Flood

Melton Truck Lines driver Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel for his efforts to save a stranded fellow driver from rising floodwaters last year.

March 23, 2017

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

March 13, 2017

Swift Transportation Joins the Trucking Alliance

Swift Transportation has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (also known as the Trucking Alliance), which promotes safety reforms such as collision mitigation systems and speed limiters for trucks.

February 24, 2017

On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’

When encountering a slick road, it’s a real good idea to test the brakes to see how the rig behaves. Then you'll know what to expect in a real application.

February 16, 2017

Old Sayings Apply While Driving Through Bad Weather

Fog and whiteouts caused by blowing snow can often be anticipated by considering the time of the year and what regularly happens along certain stretches of roadway.

February 9, 2017

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

January 26, 2017

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

January 26, 2017

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

January 10, 2017

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

January 9, 2017

J.J. Keller Offers Injury Prevention Training

J.J. Keller & Associates has released the Injury Prevention for CMV Drivers training program to help transportation companies reverse costly, non-fatal injuries often sustained by truck drivers.

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