Driver Safety

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April 16, 2018

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and oblivious to traffic building up behind them. Blog from Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

April 9, 2018

Operation Safe Driver Week Set to Begin July 15

Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of July 15-21, 2018, with law enforcement around the country joining in on the effort to spot unsafe driving behaviors by commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicles.

April 8, 2018

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

March 27, 2018

Netradyne RiskMap Identifies Risks on Specific Routes

Netradyne has announced a new feature for analyzing driver risks based on the route called Driveri RiskMap, allowing fleet managers to visualize a more complete picture of fleet behavior.

March 22, 2018

How Fleets Can Implement Gamification into Safety Training

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. In the fleet amnagment world this means making safe driving into a competition, complete with prizes.

March 13, 2018

How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

March 5, 2018

Stoneridge Expands MirrorEye Fleet Evaluations

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck to provide the driver with enhanced vision in most operating environments where it is difficult to see with traditional mirrors.

January 25, 2018

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

January 4, 2018

Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

January 3, 2018

CVSA Still Accepting Nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is still accepting nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award, but nomination packets must be received by Jan. 12 to be eligible.

December 19, 2017

Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

December 12, 2017

Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.

December 4, 2017

Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

November 27, 2017

Camera-Based Safety System Slashes Kroger's Collision Rate in Half

Kroger has rolled out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and is already seeing a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.

November 27, 2017

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

November 20, 2017

Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.

November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 13, 2017

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

November 2, 2017

UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle.

November 1, 2017

PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

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