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December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

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Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Violations, Law Enforcement, Citations, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

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In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

Tags: Canada, Driver Safety, Drug Testing, Drugged Driving, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Marijuana

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

Photo: FMCSA<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fatigue

November 20, 2017 - Product News

Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

A new new mobile platform from ITI allows employees to meet training, safety and compliance needs with the tools fleets are already providing for ELD, routing, inventory and other fleet management needs. Photo: ITI

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Mobile Apps

November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Highway Safety, Zonar, U.S. DOT, Accidents, Holiday Driving, Driver Safety, Safety & Compliance

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

Tags: Driver Safety, Seat Belts, U.S. DOT, FCMSA

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

Photo: UPS

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Collision Mitigation Technology

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Photo: PIT Group

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, PIT Group, Driver Coaching, Drivers

October 25, 2017 - Product News

SmartDrive SmartSense Sensors Detect Bad Driving

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SmartDrive Systems has introduced the SmartSense line of intelligent driver-assist sensors designed to identify dangerous driving risks.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Behavior, SmartDrive Systems, Video Event Recorders

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Expert: Truck Safety Begins and Ends with All of Us

Volvo&#39;s Carl Johan Almqvist: &amp;ldquo;The multimillion dollar question is why do accidents happen?&amp;rdquo; Photo: David Cullen

ORLANDO – Getting beyond the always sobering yet stultifying dry facts and figures that safety experts often recite to make their case, Volvo Trucks’ Traffic and Product Safety Director Carl Johan Almqvist presented a common-sense take on why vehicle accidents occur and what we can all do to help prevent them.

Tags: volvo, Driver Safety, Highway Safety, ATA, Safety

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Zonar Offers Video-Based Driver Coaching System

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – Zonar announced the Zonar Coach video-based coaching solution, designed to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance for commercial vehicle drivers, during ATA's annual meeting.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Video Event Recorders, Zonar, Driver Coaching

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Right Around the Bend

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, where law enforcement personnel focus on identifying unsafe driving behavior by both truckers and motorists, starts this Sunday, Oct. 15.

Tags: Driver Safety, CVSA, Enforcement, Safety & Compliance

September 6, 2017 - Product News

Hub Group Adopts SmartDrive Video Safety Platform

Screenshot via SmartDrive

Hub Group has adopted the SmartDrive video-based safety platform for its fleet of more than 2,600 tractors, with the aim of improving driver safety and fuel economy.

Tags: Driver Safety, Video Event Recorders, SmartDrive, Hub Group, Drivers, Safety

August 30, 2017 - Product News

ITI Offers Online Urban Driving Courses

Photo: ITI

Instructional Technologies has announced a series of online Urban Driving courses, designed to teach urban driving techniques for a variety of vehicle configurations, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Online Training, Pro-Tread, Instructional Technologies, Safety & Compliance

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Probably Pulled Over to Watch the Eclipse

Photo via Lytx

Video-based telematics provider Lytx found that truck drivers seemed to join in with the rest of the country last week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, according to data from trucks equipped with its DriveCam system.

Tags: DriveCam, Video Event Recorders, LYTX, Solar Eclipse, Drivers, Driver Safety

August 20, 2017 - Product News

ZF Brings Reax Electronic Steering System to Heavy Truck Market

ZF&#39;s ReAx steering system mounts to a truck steering column and provides steering assistance based on real-time driver needs. Photo: ZF Group

ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Retention, Safety, Steering

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

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The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Congestion, Tourism, Delivery Delays, Solar Eclipse

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

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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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Younger Drivers

August 9, 2017 - Product News

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Screenshot via ITI

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.

Tags: Driver Training, Distracted Driving, Instructional Technologies, Driver Safety, Safety, Drivers, Pro-Tread

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea

June 15, 2017 - Product News

Haldex Launches Online Drum-vs.-Disc Brake Calculator

Haldex&#39;s new online calculator allows the fleet to input a number of factors to determine which type of brake is best for its application.<br />Photo: Haldex

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Brakes, Total Cost of Ownership, Haldex, Safety, Air Disc Brakes

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens Nominations for Citizen Driver Award

Photo: TravelCenters of Amerca

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, TravelCenters of America

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

Screenshot via Share the Road video

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Share the Road

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

Image: Vigillo

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.

Tags: Vigillo, SambaSafety, Driver Safety, CSA, High-Risk Drivers, Drivers, Analytics, Big Data

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

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