June 29, 2016 - Industry News
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, Fleet Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
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
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, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for their commitment and dedication to fleet safety.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Safety, Awards, The Trucking Alliance
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
February 24, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards
February 1, 2016 - Industry News
The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off trucks before they take to the roads.
Tags: Driver Safety, Winter Driving, Legislation
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress has announced a pay raise for solo truck drivers who have remained accident- and ticket-free with no CSA violations for at least 12 months as part of an effort to focus on driver safety.
Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Driver Shortage, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
NTSB's new “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements stresses the continuing need to reduce accidents caused by drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs as well as those who are distracted or fatigued.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, NTSB
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Indiana, Bridges
October 16, 2015 - Press Release
The CEI Group will at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition showing ways that it helps vocational fleets prevent and manage accidents.
Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Accident Management, CEI Group, ATA MC&E
October 14, 2015 - Product News
Lytx says its new driver safety solution ActiveVision is designed to help detect, analyze and address distracted and drowsy driving.
Tags: Driver Safety, Drowsy Driving, Fatigue, Lytx
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Awards, CVSA
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.
Tags: Driver Safety, Technology, In-Vehicle Video, SmartDrive Systems
April 30, 2015 - Product News
Seeing Machines has announced the U.S. launch of Seeing Machines Fleet, an accident-avoidance solution that helps truck drivers and fleet operators better manage fatigue and distraction events in real time
Tags: Driver Safety, Accident Prevention, Distracted Driving, Fatigue
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Highway Safety, CSA
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