HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

September 2006

Cover Story By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor
Simulated Training

Taking a cue from the airlines and the military, trucking is looking at high-tech driver simulators to improve safety training.

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Tech Training

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.

Safety: Just an Option?

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Fleets – and not always big fleets – are starting to look to safety systems as damage deterrent devices.

Hitting The Brakes

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

'Autoslacks' were supposed to solve adjustment problems, but ignorance of how to maintain them – and the brakes themselves – get in the way.

The Eyes Have It

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Visibility aids are important. But it's tough to do a cost-benefit analysis.

On-the-Road Training

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

TREAD-1 computer training is a convenient classroom for drivers and a valuable risk management tool for fleets.

Test Drives

Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It might look the same, but there are plenty of changes under the skin.

Driving With Roll Control

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Meritor Wabco's stability control systems keep the rig under control, even if its driver doesn't.


Preserving Our Resources

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Michelin Bibendum event challenges a world view toward sustainable mobility.

Million Dollar Baby

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Swift's innovative driver reward program raises the retention stakes.

SafeStat Remains On Hold, And That's A Good Thing

By Doug Condra, President

The fixes put in place so far have not made the system much – if any – better.


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