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Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

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Ancra Launches Line of Safety Gear

Ancra Launches Line of Safety Gear

Ancra International has launched a new line of safety equipment featuring wearables, flags, banners, and reflectors to compliment the company’s existing safety products.

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Commentary: See the Light…and Everything Else

Rolf Lockwood

North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don’t allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel, says executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood. It’s just too easy to “over-drive” your lights.

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ELD Certification: What Does it Really Mean?

One ELD provider, Eroad, is using a third-party verification program to help give customers...

Motor carriers beware: FMCSA does NOT “certify” ELDs. What you need to understand about the electronic logging device mandate's "self-certification" process and how to help make sure you have a compliant device.

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5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews

Now that fleets only have to have a driver vehicle inspection report form when a defect has...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it is changing the process for performing compliance reviews. What do this announcement and other compliance review trends mean for your fleet?

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ERoad ELD Commercially Available

ERoad ELD Commercially Available

ERoad says it will be the first company to be registered with the FMCSA's ELD compliance program to provide a permanent in-cab hardware as part of a comprehensive ELD solution.

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Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Belly strapping: The lower stack of this load was secured before the top stack was placed aboard...

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 won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

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Knowing Isn't Fixing

Safety technology on trucks is one reason crash rates, injury rates and fatalities have fallen over the past two decades. Yet insurance rates and the costs of settlements they represent have gone up. Why?

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

https://www.geotab.com/?utm-source=hdt&utm-medium=sponsorship&utm-campaign=heavy-truck&utm-content=gotquestions-logo-1017

Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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Tolls: Managing Your Drop in the Bucket

Tolls: Managing Your Drop in the Bucket

No matter what you think about public-private partnerships — not to mention the various authorities that predate the National Highway System — they can make fleet compliance complicated. Navigating the various tolling systems in each state can be confusing, but here are some tips to help figure it all out.

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Q&A: TCA's David Heller on the Regulatory Landscape

David Heller Photo: TCA

Late last month, HDT quizzed David Heller on how the trucking regulatory landscape might shape up this year. He’s got an excellent vantage point on all that, having recently been promoted by the Truckload Carriers Association from director of safety and policy to vice president of government affairs.