Driver Safety

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August 14, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions

The Trump administration's move to halt progress on a proposal that would have required sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers was met with largely negative reactions in press reports from around the country and the world.

August 10, 2017

Ancra Beam Rack Keeps Cargo Beams Tidy

New Ancra storage system keeps box van cargo beams safely stored until needed. The Beam Rack designed to provide a secure, easy and efficient method of raising beams up and out of the way when not in use.

August 9, 2017

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

August 9, 2017

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

August 4, 2017

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

August 1, 2017

Speed Kills — But You Can Help Stop It

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board points an unwavering finger at the deadly toll that speeding by motorists keeps taking on our highways. Executive Editor David Cullen looks at the report in his Passing Zone blog.

July 27, 2017

Driver Assistance Technology as a Co-Pilot

Advanced driver assistance systems, like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating or even apply vehicle brakes automatically, are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

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.

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