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How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
Test Drive: Trading Mirrors for Video Monitors
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

Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 includes an optional lane keep assist feature that helps drivers keep from drifting out of the lane or off the road. Using a camera-based setup, the system will self-steer the truck keeping it between the lines and can make minor corrections for crosswinds and vehicle alignment.

May 23, 2019

On the Spot... Detroit Active Brake Assist 5.0 [Video]

On the Spot... Detroit Active Brake Assist 5.0 [Video]

Detroit Assurance 5.0 from Daimler Trucks can bring a truck to a complete stop to avoid a collision or minimize the severity of the impact. Equipment Editor Jim Park shares this demonstration of Active Brake Assist 5.0 from Las Vegas where it launched earlier this year.

February 21, 2019

On the Spot: The Bosch E-Mirror Video Mirror System [Video]
How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

March 13, 2018

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