Wireless electronic truck inspections could revolutionize the harvesting of data from commercial vehicles. Inspections will be faster and more comprehensive, allowing far more inspections to be conducted every day. But there’s infrastructure to consider, and cost, and fleet sensitivity to the sharing of sometimes proprietary data.
On this episode of HDT Leadership Insights, Steve Vaughn of PrePass Safety Alliance explains how these inspections would be carried out, and the implications for the trucking industry.
This episode of HDT Leadership Insights is sponsored by, and produced in partnership with, PrePass Safety Alliance.
On what would have been Rudolph Diesel’s 164th birthday, Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum and HDT’s Jim Park tip their hats to the creator of the little engine that did and examine the new EPA proposal that will bring his engine even closer to zero emissions.
Matt Srnec, Thermo King’s lead electrical systems engineer, discusses benefits and barriers to standardizing electric TRU and e-PTO technology, and the efforts underway to standardize to those technologies.
A University of Arkansas study suggests electronic logging devices may be responsible for increases in risky driving behavior and crashes among single truck owner-operators and small fleets. Andrew Balthrop of Sam M. Walton College of Business has the details on this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.
It would be easy to argue that the Lakewood, Colo. crash was entirely the fault of the driver. My guest, former fleet manager and safety advocate Brendan Dawson, says the carrier and the broker he was working for at the time should also be culpable for not ensuring the driver was trained in mountain driving.
Paul Kroes, the strategic insights leader at Thermo King, describes the challenges industry faces in bringing electric transportation refrigeration units to our highways.
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