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Study: The Dangers of Distracted Truck Drivers

The most distracted truck drivers are nearly 72% more likely to be involved in a “near collision” than other drivers, according to new data insights released July 22 by Omnitracs.

Nearly 90% of Trucks Pass CVSA Brake Inspections

Results from an unannounced brake inspection blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance show an improvement over 2019, but reinforce the need for ongoing brake inspections and improved brake maintenance.

NTSB Board Member to Talk Safety in HDTX Keynote

What’s more important to safety: the driver, management, or emerging technologies? That’s the question National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham will address during an opening keynote presentation at Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Aug. 25.

Why You Need to Build a Strong Safety Culture

Some of the top concerns trucking fleets have today — rising insurance costs, “nuclear verdicts,” the driver shortage — could all be addressed through improving a company’s safety culture, says HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.

Automatic Emergency Braking on DOT Agenda

The U.S. Department of Transportation included automatic emergency braking for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles on its regulatory agenda, which identifies actions the DOT plans to take during the next year and beyond.

Truck of the Future Project to Address Blind Zones in AI Pilot

The Together for Safer Roads coalition, with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Republic Services, and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, will work with a behavioral AI company to test ways to reduce blind zones around the truck as part of the Truck of the Future project.

Deadline Extended for HDT Safety Survey

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have extended the deadline for fleets to participate in a new annual survey, which will offer insight into safety and compliance practices and trends among truck fleets.

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