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Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.

September 3, 2020

How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors
How to Prevent Wheel-End Fires
Is Your ELD Compliant?

Is Your ELD Compliant?

ELDs could be rendered non-compliant by an innocuous technical detail or a hole big enough to drive a truck through. It’s up to the buyer to determine if a device meets all the requirements.

August 26, 2019

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

Canada is bringing its own ELD regulations into force in June 2021. American carriers operating there will need to use ELDs that comply with the Canadian rules. There are only a few differences, but some are substantial.

July 8, 2019

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.

July 3, 2019

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

App Helps Prevent Rollovers, Brake Fade on Grades

How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.

June 27, 2019

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero, will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.

June 12, 2019

How to Stay Ahead of Suspension and Steering Defects

How to Stay Ahead of Suspension and Steering Defects

CVSA is planning to pay close attention to suspensions and steering systems in this year's 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz. Will your maintenance procedures keep your trucks off the sidelines this year?

May 29, 2019

How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

How Fleets Can Be Proactive With Tire Safety

This is National Tire Safety Week here in the U.S., and while the time is set aside to remind four-wheelers of the importance of tire maintenance and periodic inspections, it shouldn't hurt to remind commercial vehicle operators that truck tires don't run on wishes and prayers either.

May 23, 2019

The Challenge of Balancing Tire Traction with Fuel Efficiency
Choose the Right Brake Linings for Your Truck Fleet
Making Tank Trailers Safer

Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.

December 28, 2017

Erb Group Takes Safety to a New Level

Erb Group Takes Safety to a New Level

To improve the safety of its reefer technicians, Erb asked its maintenance staff what would be the best solution. Input from the staff resulted in a custom-designed and manufactured mobile work platform.

February 25, 2016