Safety en ATA chair: Truckers are the true ‘safety advocates’ <div class="field-deck"> Safety and profitability go together, Thomas tells state trucking meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LITTLE ROCK. Trucking needs to emphasize its contributions to highway safety and let federal policymakers know that the industry sees proactive investment in safety programs as good business, American Truck Assns. Chairman Pat Thomas told the annual meeting of the Arkansas Trucking Assn. here Wednesday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 19 May 2016 10:43:00 +0000 191891 at <p>Pat Thomas talks truck safety at the 2016&nbsp;Arkansas Trucking Assn.&nbsp;Annual Business Conference.</p> MEMA showcases vehicle safety systems <div class="field-deck"> Demonstration event in nation’s capital includes trucking safety technologies, too. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">Motor &amp; Equipment Manufacturers Association</a> (MEMA) hosted a ride and drive demonstration event at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. this week to showcase the development and deployment of a host of vehicle safety systems &ndash; especially truck-focused safety technologies such as automatic emergency braking (AEB).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Wed, 18 May 2016 14:24:00 +0000 191851 at <p>J.D. Power Safety IQ helped sponsor MEMA&#39;s ride and drive event, which went off without a hitch despite at-times heavy rain. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> MEMA 2016 Ride and Drive <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The Motor &amp; Equipment Manufacturers Association hosted a ride and drive event in the shadow of RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. to show off a variety of vehicle safety systems to legislators, regulators, and journalists. Despite the rain, demonstrations of automatic emergency braking systems for both commercial trucks and passenger cars went forward as planned - showing off their performance capability in adverse weather conditions - while tents provided cover for static displays of other technologies. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> News Safety Technology Wed, 18 May 2016 09:29:00 +0000 191791 at Bendix Test Drive at MEMA <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div><p>At the 2016 Motor &amp; Equipment Manufacturers Association ride and drive event at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., a variety of suppliers showed off the latest and greatest in vehicle safety technology. Fred Andersky, director of customer solutions &amp; marketing for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, provided a live demonstration of the company&#39;s Wingman Fusion truck safety system to journalists attending the MEMA event - with the rain and wet pavement helping illustrate the ability of the Wingman Fusion technology package to function in adverse conditions.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Wed, 18 May 2016 09:04:00 +0000 191781 at Limit your speed, save a life <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Speed limiter legislation on heavy-duty trucks has been petitioned for by RoadSafe America and the American Trucking Associations for nearly ten years now and has recently been getting a lot of press.&nbsp;The proposal has been slow in coming and will not be published until spring/summer 2016. &nbsp;Under the proposed speed limiter rule, the maximum speed limit for all new and used Class 7 and Class 8 vehicles will be permanently set and limited to 65 mph via the engine&rsquo;s Electronic Control Unit (ECU).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Tue, 17 May 2016 19:38:00 +0000 191761 at One of nation's greenest fleets eyeing safety, too <div class="field-deck"> NYC fleet boss says no hands-free phone use for municipal fleet drivers, side guards coming for trucks; big response for alt fuel info request </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Having just launched big initiatives to expand its use of alternative fuels, New York City's municipal fleet has another directive in mind as well: drivers will be prohibited from even hands-free cell phone use in trucks and other vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Running Green Safety Fri, 13 May 2016 14:01:00 +0000 191531 at <p>Keith Kerman, deputy commissioner of New York&#39;s Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services, talked new safety initiatives for the NYC municipal fleet and progress in alternative fuels/sustainability at the 28th annual NYC Fleet Show Thurs., May 12.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Fleet Owner Dozen: Rebecca Brewster <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 250px; height: 800px; margin: 10px; float: left;" />Rebecca Brewster is president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), which conducts transportation research. She received the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking Award, given by the Women in Trucking Assn. and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>. In 2010, Brewster was recognized by the 50 state trucking associations for her service to the industry with the J.R. &ldquo;Bob&rdquo; Halladay Award.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Wed, 11 May 2016 14:19:00 +0000 191341 at Logging court hours <div class="field-deck"> Long-awaited ELD rule could get bogged down in litigation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We all know the phrase&mdash;maybe uttered as part of a joke or gag on someone, or maybe even sung&nbsp; while listening to our favorite &lsquo;80s music station (you know who you are!). &ldquo;So close, yet so far away&rdquo; are not just lyrics in a Hall and Oates song but a reference to where we stand as an industry that has waited for so long for a final rule on ELDs. I know I am dating myself when I say that I can even remember the time, which really was not too long ago, when we, as an industry, opposed ELDs and in our opposition to them, we called them EOBRDs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Fri, 06 May 2016 17:54:00 +0000 190931 at Case Study: Dish saves fuel with Mobileye technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">Dish Network</a> announced it was looking for opportunities to improve the safety of its fleet drivers, specifically where technology could take the dependence away from the driver and help transfer accountability to the tool or technology.</p> <p>The solution: <a href="">Mobileye&rsquo;s aftermarket collision-avoidance</a> technology.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 06 May 2016 13:57:00 +0000 190821 at Congressmen continue to pressure FMCSA on safety ratings <div class="field-deck"> Letter expresses concerns over 'misleading' data in carrier fitness assessment </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite assurances from FMCSA that the ‘i’s are dotted, the ‘t’s are crossed and everything’s copacetic, 36 members of the House want the regulator to put the brakes on its proposed revision to the way trucking companies are officially rated as safe to operate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Thu, 05 May 2016 19:40:00 +0000 190771 at