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Step-N-Secure Accessory Improves Truck Accessibility

Step-N-Secure is a patented product that installs into the truck bed stake hole, giving users a dual-purpose handle for stepping into the bed of their truck, as well as a raised tie-down for securing large cargo loads.

CVSA Schedules Brake Safety Week for Mid-September

The CVSA's Brake Safety Week, an annual brake-focused inspection event when enforcement officials throughout North America will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial vehicles, has been scheduled for September 15 -22, 2019.

SambaSafety Combines Monitoring Solutions

By incorporating CSA and motor vehicle reporting data into a single product, SambaSafety says it now provides the trucking industry with a comprehensive driver monitoring solution.

ZF Develops Dual Lens Camera for ADAS, Autonomous Systems

Beginning next year, ZF will use a two-lens camera system to improve the performance and functionality of various advanced driver safety features. A second lens enables redundancy for Level2+ autonomous functions and offers wide-angle field of view for pedestrian detection.

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero, will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.

Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.