Driver Safety

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March 13, 2018

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.

March 5, 2018

Stoneridge Expands MirrorEye Fleet Evaluations

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck to provide the driver with enhanced vision in most operating environments where it is difficult to see with traditional mirrors.

January 25, 2018

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

January 4, 2018

Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

January 3, 2018

CVSA Still Accepting Nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is still accepting nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award, but nomination packets must be received by Jan. 12 to be eligible.

December 19, 2017

Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

December 12, 2017

Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week

Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.

December 4, 2017

Canadian Trucking Alliance Wants More Accountability for Medicinal Pot

In a letter, the Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada, the country’s national system of healthcare, that it should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job.

November 27, 2017

Camera-Based Safety System Slashes Kroger's Collision Rate in Half

Kroger has rolled out video telematics to its fleet of more than 1,200 tractor-trailers, and is already seeing a significant reduction in collisions, handheld phone use, and unbelted drivers.

November 27, 2017

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as excessive any commuting to work that exceeds 150 minutes.

November 20, 2017

Pro-Tread Releases Mobile Training App for Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, has introduced the new Pro-Tread Mobile App, giving drivers options on when, where and how they can complete required training.

November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 13, 2017

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

November 2, 2017

UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle.

November 1, 2017

PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

October 31, 2017

New Defense System Addresses Defensive Driver Training

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread, have developed an update to apply the concept to modern roads, trucks and drivers.

October 25, 2017

SmartDrive SmartSense Sensors Detect Bad Driving

SmartDrive Systems has introduced the SmartSense line of intelligent driver-assist sensors designed to identify dangerous driving risks.

October 24, 2017

Volvo Expert: Truck Safety Begins and Ends with All of Us

ORLANDO – Getting beyond the always sobering yet stultifying dry facts and figures that safety experts often recite to make their case, Volvo Trucks’ Traffic and Product Safety Director Carl Johan Almqvist presented a common-sense take on why vehicle accidents occur and what we can all do to help prevent them.

October 23, 2017

Zonar Offers Video-Based Driver Coaching System

ORLANDO – Zonar announced the Zonar Coach video-based coaching solution, designed to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance for commercial vehicle drivers, during ATA's annual meeting.

October 11, 2017

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Right Around the Bend

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, where law enforcement personnel focus on identifying unsafe driving behavior by both truckers and motorists, starts this Sunday, Oct. 15.


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