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Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Seattle Embraces Side Guards for Trucks

Authorities believe side impact guards can protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists and Seattle's fleet has embraced the device.

February 26, 2018

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

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.

February 21, 2017

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.

October 10, 2016

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel
How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently available for heavy trucks, the Bendix Wingman Fusion.

July 12, 2015

Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs

Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs

While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.

July 17, 2014

How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups
Building Safer Trucks

Building Safer Trucks

A driver grabs an exit and heads into the curve of the ramp too fast. He steers hard to try to make the sharpening turn, but his trailer can't follow. Its rear begins flipping and the motion quickly continues forward, pulling over the tractor

May 16, 2012

Driving With the Wingman Collision Avoidance System
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