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
One of the new features of Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 relieves drivers of the stress of managing stop and go traffic. It’s called Adaptive Cruise Control Down to Zero. All the driver has to do is steer and keep an eye out for lane cutters.
May 22, 2019
Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?
April 18, 2019
There’s much to consider when buying friction material, so get all the data you can from a trusted supplier and be wary of the cheapest product on the market.
April 15, 2019
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has sent a notice of proposed rulemaking on hours of service reform to the Office of Budget Management.
March 29, 2019
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
Media outlets are reporting a collision between a driverless shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer in Las Vegas just hours after the bus was unveiled - and the truck driver was blamed. Equipment Editor Jim Park has more in his On the Road blog.
November 9, 2017
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
A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and
easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight,
but they are still manageable.
February 17, 2015
Over the past week, two trucks crashed as a result of their inability to stop on hills. In both cases, the mainstream media reported that the trucks' brakes had failed. That illustrates what the mainstream media knows about truck brakes/
July 10, 2012