Driving Safety

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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.

August 8, 2014

Video Tip: Surviving a Highway Dust Storm

Dust storms, in an instant, can dramatically reduce visibility and create driving conditions that can lead to major chain collisions.

August 8, 2014

Dust Storm Awareness: Pull Aside, Stay Alive

Here's an Arizona Department of Transportation video that offers advice on what measures drivers can take if they ever encounter a dust storm while driving. For the full story, click here.

August 3, 2014

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Surviving a Highway Dust Storm

Here is some safety advice, provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation, on how to respond to a dust storm that strikes while you're driving.

January 31, 2014

Nothing Blocks a Highway Like a Semi Whose Skidding Wheels Led It Astray

Recent news photos remind senior editor Tom Berg of some anti-jackknifing training he had a while ago.

December 12, 2013

Fleet Safety Video Tip: What a Flashing Yellow Arrow Means

In the past few years, a growing number of cities have begun adding a new signal light to their streets: the flashing yellow arrow. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow lets drivers know that they can legally make a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

December 3, 2013

Aggressive Driving by Four-Wheelers Higher During Holidays

There is a new reason for truckers to worry about four-wheelers during the holidays, with a new survey showing aggressive driving is higher during this time of the year.

March 1, 2008

Gators: An Image Problem

Many things can sway public perception of trucks. One frequent and dangerous occurrence is flying debris from failed tires.

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