Driver Safety

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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.

September 14, 2016

Connected Vehicle Program Could Improve Safety on I-80 in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.

August 18, 2016

Commentary: Don't Blame the Driver, Blame the Watermelon

In an era when the customer is king, the solitary truck driver is always the one at the end of the line.

August 8, 2016

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

August 4, 2016

2016 Operation Safe Driver Week is Set for Oct. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of Oct.16-22, taking place across North America.

July 29, 2016

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

July 29, 2016

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

July 25, 2016

Why You Should Consider Advanced Safety Systems

With all of the advancements in the past 5-10 years, there is a strong case, both financially and in terms of sheer practicality, for fleets to evaluate and spec advanced safety systems on their trucks today.

July 1, 2016

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

June 29, 2016

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

June 27, 2016

Winners Picked for FMCSA’s Seat Belt Art Contest

U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2016

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

June 9, 2016

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs

OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.

June 6, 2016

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

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