Driver Safety

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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?

May 10, 2016

Truck Safety Coalition Honors Industry Leaders for Safety Commitment

The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for their commitment and dedication to fleet safety.

April 22, 2016

The Time-Crunched Safety Manager

Managing safety and training in a fleet means rushing from one brushfire to another. Everyone feels the time crunch. How do you make a difference when you’re juggling priorities, switching tasks, and trying to extinguish that daily brushfire?

April 11, 2016

Gorilla Safety Platform Automates Fleet and Safety Management

Gorilla Safety has launched a mobile application and web-based dashboard designed to automate fleet and safety management for fleets.

April 7, 2016

A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver in his latest Trailer Talk blog.

April 6, 2016

International Offers Side Roll Protection on ProStar

International Truck will now offer IMMI’s RollTek seat with side-roll protection as an option for the ProStar truck.

March 30, 2016

Canadian Driver Repeatedly Ignores Out-Of-Service Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.

March 29, 2016

Thorough Testing Method Can Find Hidden Substance Use

ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.

March 17, 2016

PacLease Offers Online Safety Courses With J.J. Keller

PacLease has launched a subscription-based safety course program called PacTrainer, offering over 360 online courses and tutorials aimed at improving driving skills and compliance.

February 24, 2016

Goodyear Names Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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.

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