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Mack Granite Available Pre-Wired for Lytx DriveCam

Mack Trucks has expanded the availability of a pre-wire option for the Lytx DriveCam video telematics system to include the Mack Granite truck.

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How Truck Platooning Could Help Reduce Crashes

Following too closely is a factor in 5% of truck crashes. Deborah Lockridge says reaction to her coverage of Volvo's platooning test illustrates why this is a problem. Can platooning technology help? More in the All That's Trucking blog.

Oil Services Fleet Adopts Video Safety Program

Clariant management has installed the new SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform with SR4 hardware across its North American Oil Services fleet of approximately 400 vehicles.

On the Spot: The Bosch E-Mirror Video Mirror System [Video]

Bosch demonstrated its E-Mirror camera mirror system that it hopes will one day replace conventional mirrors all together.

Distracted Driving in a Connected World

The problem of distracted driving is not new, but as technology increasingly becomes a big part of life in the workplace, fleets need to put policies in place to prevent it.

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

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.

A Big Rig Ain't Diddly Compared To a Train

Motor vehicles are routinely torn apart by freight and passenger trains because drivers aren’t paying attention to what they're doing, or think they can beat that train to a grade crossing.

Speeding Drivers Can Increase Costs and Risks for Fleets

SmartDrive Systems found that drivers who speed are more likely to engage in unsafe driving behavior and be involved in a collision.

Georgia Reincarnated Carrier Shut Down for Noncompliant E-Logs, Unsafe Trucks

A Georgia-based trucking company seemingly did everything it could to avoid FMCSA compliance until a compliance investigation placed it out of service.