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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.

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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.

Risky Maneuver Breaks a Two-Rig Blockade

There is little more annoying than two big rigs driving side by side for miles on a freeway or Interstate road, keeping faster-moving cars from passing and oblivious to traffic building up behind them. Blog from Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

Operation Safe Driver Week Set to Begin July 15

Operation Safe Driver Week has been set for the week of July 15-21, 2018, with law enforcement around the country joining in on the effort to spot unsafe driving behaviors by commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicles.

In L.A. Beware of Baxter Street's 32% Grade!

The grade's apex is unnerving, and can hang up long vehicles, like trucks and semis. Residents want Waze, which has directed traffic in this direction, to wave off this route.

Netradyne RiskMap Identifies Risks on Specific Routes

Netradyne has announced a new feature for analyzing driver risks based on the route called Driveri RiskMap, allowing fleet managers to visualize a more complete picture of fleet behavior.

How Fleets Can Implement Gamification into Safety Training

Gamification takes training and adds an element of competition in order to spark behavior changes. In the fleet amnagment world this means making safe driving into a competition, complete with prizes.