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Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.

July 22, 2021

Battling Distracted Driving

Battling Distracted Driving

Accident management is challenging, and with the growing adoption of smartphones and in-vehicle technology, one way to make a big difference is by changing driver behavior.

December 10, 2019

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly half of those drivers say they have done it.

March 28, 2019

Top Cellphone-While-Driving Roads Identified

Top Cellphone-While-Driving Roads Identified

Roads with the highest observed cell phone use from commercial drivers in 2018 were located in the Los Angeles port complex, Tennessee's second largest city of Memphis, and Irving, Texas, according to a new study by video telematics and analytics provider Lytx.

February 25, 2019

Voice-Controlled Headset Helps Drivers Stay Hands-Free
Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers
SmartDrive Spells Out High Costs of Distracted Driving

SmartDrive Spells Out High Costs of Distracted Driving

While it doesn’t take rocket science to view distracted drivers as accidents waiting to happen, new data-based findings released by SmartDrive indicate just how risky and costly these vehicle operators can be.

April 13, 2017

Multi-Capable Jensen HD Bluetooth Radio Coming in May
NTSB Takes Aim at Commercial Trucking Safety, Distracted Driving

NTSB Takes Aim at Commercial Trucking Safety, Distracted Driving

Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.

January 14, 2015

Distracted Driving Focus Should Include More Than Cell-Phone Use

Distracted Driving Focus Should Include More Than Cell-Phone Use

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Virginia Tech released new research examining crash risks associated with driver cell phone use and the relationship to other distracting behaviors. Some study conclusions have generated controversy.

October 24, 2014

NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use

NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use

Truck drivers should not use hands-free phones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board’s recommendation was one of several changes it wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make in the wake of a 2013 truck-train crash that caused a derailment, hazmat fire and explosion.

October 22, 2014

Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.

July 22, 2014

Here's Why We Have Restrictive Hazmat Rules

Here's Why We Have Restrictive Hazmat Rules

Watch what happens when a truck carrying a load of apparently unsecured propane cylinders runs into the back of a bus. Remember, propane in cylinders is stored at fairly high pressure. In the first few seconds of the video, you see the truck passing the car filming the event. There's a bus in the center lane that appears to cut in front of the propane truck, but that's not visible on camera. What happens next is frightening.  

April 18, 2014

Four-Wheelers Less Concerned Than Before Over Dangerous Driving Behaviors
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