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ELDs: Many Fleets Haven't Installed Them

A new survey of North American fleet executives has found that three in 10 fleets haven't get bought mandatory electronic logging devices, with many relying on grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices to track driver logs.

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Registration Opens for 2018 Fleet Safety Conference

This year’s conference comes with a new date and location. The seventh annual conference will be hosted at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nev., which is located a few miles south of the Las Vegas strip, on Oct. 29-31.

UPS Lowered Accident Rate 1% in 2017

UPS lowered the frequency of accidents in its 119,000-vehicle delivery fleet in 2017 by 1% to 8.95 accidents per 100,000 hours of driving as it progresses toward its goal of reaching a rate of 8.75 accidents by 2020, the parcel delivery operator announced in its annual sustainability report.

Ford Recalls F-650/F-750 for Brake Fluid Hose

Ford Motor Company is recalling up to 1,474 2018 F-650 and F-750 trucks due to a defect relating to the brake fluid hose, according to federal recall records.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Ensuring driver and pedestrian safety and regulating a still nascent technology are among the top issues of concern covered in a new report about autonomous vehicles from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Continental Shows Off Advanced Transportation Technology

If you only think "tires" when you think of Continental, think again. HDT's Jack Roberts shares a preview of some of the high-tech solutions the company will showcase at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in September in Germany.

7 Questions for Geotab's Colin Sutherland

Colin Sutherland, Geotab's executive vice president of sales and marketing, speaks about telematics industry consolidation, vehicle security, and answers the question of who owns vehicle data in this interview.

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.

Volvo/FedEx Truck Platooning Demo in Photos

Three Volvo tractors pulling twin trailers using FedEx Specs demonstrated truck platooning in North Carolina on June 27, automatically maintaining 1.5-second following distance. Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

Fourth of July Road Fatalities: Safety Council Predicts 160+

Some 164 people may lose their lives on the roadways during the Independence Day holiday period and an additional 18,600 may be seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes, according to data released today by statistics professionals at the National Safety Council (NSC).