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Cura System Tracks Sleep to Help Drivers Reduce Fatigue

CurAegis Technologies has launched the Cura System designed to track sleep levels and make drivers aware of their fatigue levels.

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Of Course Trucking Should Pay for Parking

Nobody likes having to pay for something that once came free, but we now face a crisis-level shortage of truck parking spaces in this country. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the days of free parking are over, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his blog.

Safety Monitor Detects Driver Distraction and Drowsiness

Denso has released a driver status monitor that checks for distractions, drowsiness, sleep, or inappropriate posture in order to prevent potential accidents.

Commentary: The Price of a Night's Rest

The ELD mandate may have forced the adoption of more paid, reserved parking, but that doesn’t mean drivers are happy about it. Commentary by Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

Lippert Bedding Made for Sleeper Mattresses

Lippert Components has introduced a line of adjustable sheet sets that are designed to securely fit the wider longer mattresses commonly found in Class 8 sleeper cabins.

Dealing with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association suspects that about 28% of the commercial driver population may be suffering from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Where Did the Hours of Service Rules Come From, Anyway?

How the hours of service rules for truck drivers ever became a safety regulation is a question that has vexed many in the industry.

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.

Lippert Adds Somnum Discovery Latex Foam Mattress

Lippert Components is bringing a new line of truck mattresses to market designed to exceed OE mattress standards and give drivers a mattress as good as the one they have at home.

Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform

For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks?