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March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Joins the Trucking Alliance

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Swift Transportation, The Trucking Alliance

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Sceenshot: WTNH New Haven, Conn.

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow Removal, Winter, Driver Safety

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Tags: Driver Safety, Peterbilt, Safety & Compliance, Driver Retention

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The Volvo VNL 780 donated to America's Road Team. Photo: Volvo Trucks

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Truck Drivers, Competition, America's Road Team

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

Photo courtesy Advanced Career Institute.

A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum behind-the-wheel training time for student CDL drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, FMSCA, Drivers, OOIDA

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Car ahead slowed and stopped, but Volvo's ADA, aka Bendix Wingman Fusion Advanced, avoided a collision without driver input except steering.

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Targeting Unsafe Driving During Enforcement/Education Blitz

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education to combat unsafe driving behavior as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Tags: Driver Safety, Inspections, Traffic Violations, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Hauling Takata Airbags Explodes, FMCSA Orders Fleet to Cease Operations

FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Imminent Hazard

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

Volvo Active Driver Assist uses the Bendix Wingman Fusion system, combining camera and radar for accurate object detection. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, ATA MC&E, Safety, Driver Safety

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Grant Funding, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Driver Safety, Highway Safety

August 4, 2016 - Industry News

2016 Operation Safe Driver Week is Set for Oct. 16-22

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of Oct.16-22, taking place across North America.

Tags: Driver Safety, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

Tags: Driver Safety, Smokey Point Distributing, Safety, Daseke Inc.

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

Bob Wyatt Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs, Safety

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

Winners Picked for FMCSA’s Seat Belt Art Contest

Artwork by Andy Chen, 4th grade East Brunswick, New Jersey Grand Prize Winner (3rd to 6th Grade)

U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts, Contest

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Mark Campbell

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: Driver Safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events, Safety

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

OSHA Backs Driver Fired for Refusing to Violate Safety Regs

OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.

Tags: Driver Safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

IMMI Shows Rollover Safety System in Crash Test

Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.

Tags: Driver Safety, Crash Tests, Roll Stability, RollTek

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Safety Coalition Honors Industry Leaders for Safety Commitment

The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for their commitment and dedication to fleet safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, The Trucking Alliance, Safety

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

International Offers Side Roll Protection on ProStar

Photo via International Truck

International Truck will now offer IMMI’s RollTek seat with side-roll protection as an option for the ProStar truck.

Tags: Driver Safety, International Trucks, ProStar, Air Bags

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Driver Repeatedly Ignores Out-Of-Service Orders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations

March 29, 2016 - Product News

Thorough Testing Method Can Find Hidden Substance Use

ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drug Testing, ProSight

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

PacLease Offers Online Safety Courses With J.J. Keller

Photo: PacLease

PacLease has launched a subscription-based safety course program called PacTrainer, offering over 360 online courses and tutorials aimed at improving driving skills and compliance.

Tags: PacLease, Driver Safety, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Online Training

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Chart via Fleetmatics.

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Fleetmatics, Accidents

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