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Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know
Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

February 21, 2017
Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver...

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series
Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

October 24, 2016
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...

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

October 10, 2016
Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it...

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System
White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

July 1, 2016
A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it...

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers
FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

April 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected...

Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC Units in Freightliners Recalled

April 14, 2016
An electrical defect in a cab/sleeper heater-air conditioner has prompted recalls by the supplier and by the truck manufacturer that installed the units. An...

Wabco-SmartDrive System Uses Video Analytics

April 5, 2016
Wabco’s next generation OnLane lane departure warning system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver...

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

November 25, 2015
Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP
Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

September 24, 2015
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA...

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled
Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

September 10, 2015
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was...

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