Driving Safety

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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.

March 10, 2016

NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

October 19, 2015

Volvo Honors Ruan, Searcy with 2015 Safety Awards

Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.

August 7, 2015

Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon

The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.

August 3, 2015

Food Service Fleet's Video Tech Improves Safety

TBHC Delivers, based in Nashville, deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet and sees dramatic decreases in driver texting and excessive speeding.

July 24, 2015

OSHA Fines Trucking Firm over Driver Suspension

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.

June 15, 2015

What Do Marijuana Laws Mean for Fleet Safety Policy?

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.

June 9, 2015

Safety Board Calls for Action on Collision Avoidance Systems

Collision avoidance systems reduce accidents and save lives and injuries, and should be standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles, says the National Transportation Safety Board in recommendations announced Monday.

June 7, 2015

Fleet Safety Conference Discount Ends June 12

The conference will be held July 13-15 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

November 24, 2014

ATA Offers Safe Driving Tips for Thanksgiving

The American Trucking Associations gave out a series of tips on safe driving during the busy Thanksgiving Holiday, which will see an estimated 46.3 million drivers on the road.

November 12, 2014

It's Snowing, Folks. Slow Down!

Watch this video and see if you'd have driven into the situation differently.

October 24, 2014

Distracted Driving Focus Should Include More Than Cell-Phone Use

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Virginia Tech released new research examining crash risks associated with driver cell phone use and the relationship to other distracting behaviors. Some study conclusions have generated controversy.

October 16, 2014

Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View

A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.

October 12, 2014

Texas Study Examines HOV Lane Hazards

High-occupancy lanes can improve travel times and encourage car pooling. But they also can pose some unique safety concerns for drivers. Back in 2005, a Texas study examined those concerns. Here's an NBC News report on the research project's findings, which can still help today's fleet drivers identify potential hazards. For the fleet safety tip, click here


October 6, 2014

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hail Storms

Here is some advice on what steps drivers can take to stay safe and protect their vehicle in a major hail storm.

September 16, 2014

Survey Ranks the States with the Rudest Drivers

A survey asking drivers to rank the states with the rudest drivers found that the worst offenders were from Idaho.



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