Safety & Compliance


Are Your Trucks Exempt From the ELD Mandate? [Video]

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun. Do you know if your trucks and drivers are ready? Read more here


On the Spot: ZF's Reax Electronic Steering [Video]

ZF is bringing its Reax electronic steering system to the North American commercial vehicle market, offering benefits in safety and driver experience and another step toward autonomous trucks. The company demonstrated the system for the press recently and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts has this report.


Watch Colorado's Self-Driving Work Zone Truck

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled a self-driving work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews. Positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the traveling public, the Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle increases work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit.


Watch: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Topic of NTSB, NSC Panel

The National Safety Council and the National Transportation Safety Board hosted a roundtable discussion prior to the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, about the future of advanced driver assistance systems in trucking.


On the Spot: Anti-Terrorism Measures for Trucking [Video]

At the Fleet Safety Conference, the Department of Homeland Security gave a presentation on the possible threats that exist for the trucking industry and what fleets can do to mitigate the risk. On the Spot video hosted by Equipment Editor Jim Park.


MATS Attendees Talk Trucking Issues [Video]

We asked attendees to the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, about what issues were on their mind and what they'd most like to see change in the industry. This On the Spot video highlights their responses.


On the Spot: How Bendix Wingman Fusion Works [Video]

HDT Contributing Editor Jack Roberts talks to Bendix's Fred Andersky about how the latest generation of Bendix's Wingman driver assistance system is different from previous generations of the collision-mitigation system.


A Different Approach to Runaway Trucks [video]

The Colorado Motor Carrier Association is recommending the state DOT to adopt a new type of truck runaway ramp on I-70's Straight Creek Canyon and on Wolf Creek Pass on U.S. 160. The systems work in a similar manner to aircraft carriers with nets that slow planes as they return to the ship. The systems have proven very successful and require less space. CMCA shared this video from the Wyoming DOT, which is using the system successfully.


Video: Wabco Talks Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are every so slowly gaining market share and could be at 20% on heavy duty trucks within five years, predicts Jon Morrison, president of Wabco Americas. Senior editor Tom Berg interviewed Jon Morrison at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.  


Video: Wabco President Looks to the Future

Wabco Americas President Jon Morrison took a moment to talk to us about autonomous vehicles and the future of Class 8 truck safety at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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.
2018 Top Trends in Trucking
The trucking industry is quickly evolving. What's hot today may be old news tomorrow. That's why SmartDrive spoke with industry experts and got their opinions on the trends that are going to make a difference in 2018.

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