Driver Safety

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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.

January 9, 2017

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

December 30, 2016

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum behind-the-wheel training time for student CDL drivers.

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.

September 19, 2016

OWL Detects Overhead Obstacles for Oversize Loads

LSA Autonomy’s Overhead Wire Laser-Detector, the OWL, is a 3D LiDAR sensor-based technology and software system designed to detect overhead obstacles for oversize transports.

September 15, 2016

Commentary: Need for Speed?

Trucks using speed limiters had a ratio of 1.6 crashes per 100 trucks per year, while those without had a ratio of 2.9.

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