Safety & Compliance

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. Photo: Mix Telematics


How Fleets Can Implement Gamification into Safety Training

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. In the fleet amnagment world this means making safe driving into a competition, complete with prizes.

Grandfather clause in the ELD rule excuses carriers and drivers from complying so long as they are already using automatic onboard recording devices. But it’s only a temporary fix — the clause expires in less than two years.


ELD Mandate: Don’t Rest Easy If You’re Grandfathered with AOBRDs

The roughly two-year grace period for grandfathered users of AOBRDs buys time, but it risks complicating things for trucking fleets in the future.

ZF is leveraging technologies from around the world to make commercial vehicles safer, Mitja Schulz said in an exclusive interview with HDT. Photo: Jack Roberts


Q&A: ZF's Emerging Technology Push Gains Steam

ZF has deep roots as a technology pioneer. In this exclusive HDT interview, Mitja Schulz, senior VP and general manager of commercial steering systems for ZF TRW, talks about how the company is serving both North American fleets and OEMs with a growing portfolio of advanced vehicle systems.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea. Photo: Safety First Sleep Solutions


Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

HOS rules were created in 1930 and would remain fundamentally unchanged until 1995, when Congress directed the DOT to establish a new set rules incorporating the latest scientific understanding of human fatigue and alertness.


Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

While fleets and truck drivers try to stay compliant are they actually doing anything to address driver fatigue? Photo:


How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

The side-impact guard closes the gap ahead of Kenworth mixer truck’s rear tandem to keep people from falling under the chassis and being run over. Photo: Walker Blocker


Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Authorities believe side impact guards can protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists and Seattle's fleet has embraced the device.

ELD data is highlighting "problems with the 14-hour clock and its inability to stop when taking a break and the ongoing detention problem," says TCA's David Heller.


Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform

For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks?

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: The ELD Mandate's Unanswered Question

Reactions to the long-delayed, long-debated, long-contested ELD mandate that took (partial) effect in December have been all over the map, finds Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

Is it an AOBRD or an ELD? Make sure your drivers know and have the right in-cab documents. Photo: J.J. Keller


ELD Mandate Transition: 4 Takeways So Far

Since enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate started in mid-December, J.J. Keller reports that it is seeing problems with confusion whether a device is an ELD or a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device, as well as complaints about vendor support, and more drivers running out of hours due to delays.

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What Law Enforcement is Looking for and How to Avoid Being Cited
Do you know what officers are looking for during ELD inspections? Download this guide to learn what to expect at roadside and how to avoid costly citations.
7 Tips for Improving CSA Scores
Download the Seven Tips for Improving CSA Scores to learn more about the ways you can improve your CSA scores.
Focusing on Fleet Safety
For a business that relies on vehicles and drivers to keep the business running, safety is crucial. Having visibility into driver location and behavior, such as speeding and harsh driving habits, can help you see where your drivers are performing well, and where some drivers may need a little coaching.

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