Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Telematics viewed as a vehicle safety game-changer http://fleetowner.com/safety/telematics-viewed-vehicle-safety-game-changer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A variety of current and &ldquo;on-the-horizon&rdquo; technologies will significantly improve the safety footprint of light vehicles and heavy commercial trucks in the near term, but the biggest &ndash; and still not fully utilized &ndash; safety enhancer remains <a href="../../blog/lowering-insurance-costs-through-telematics">telematics system</a>, in the eyes of several experts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/telematics-viewed-vehicle-safety-game-changer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/telematics-viewed-vehicle-safety-game-changer#comments Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:38:00 +0000 140111 at http://fleetowner.com Schneider safety rodeo rewards careful drivers http://fleetowner.com/safety/schneider-safety-rodeo-rewards-careful-drivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.schneider.com">Schneider</a> recently held its fifth annual Intermodal Safety Rodeo at its Green Bay headquarters. The transportation/logistics firm annually hosts the competition, which is open to all drivers in its Intermodal division.</p> <p>Set up regionally at 12 locations, the three-maneuver course is designed to test in about 15 minutes both blind-side backing and the ability to handle tricky parking situations.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/schneider-safety-rodeo-rewards-careful-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/schneider-safety-rodeo-rewards-careful-drivers#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:05:00 +0000 139951 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em>The annual Intermodal Safety Rodeo conducted by <a href="http://www.schneider.com">Schneider</a> is designed to test in about 15 minutes both blind-side backing and the ability to handle tricky parking situations</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Making tires a priority http://fleetowner.com/equipment/making-tires-priority <div class="field-deck"> Maintenance programs can’t be an afterthought </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Efficiency experts are obsessed with the concept of restructuring. It doesn&rsquo;t matter the subject, simply because they believe there is always a better way.&nbsp; They are convinced that if you eliminate a position and divide the responsibilities between other positions, then the result will be a more effective operation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/making-tires-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/making-tires-priority#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:59:00 +0000 139491 at http://fleetowner.com A star behind the wheel http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel <div class="field-deck"> All-Stars exemplify what it means to be a private fleet truck driver </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In conjunction with its annual National Safety Conference, NPTC is pleased to recognize a unique group of some of the nation&rsquo;s top private fleet drivers.&nbsp; They are recognized as such by being selected as an NPTC National Driver All-Star.&nbsp; The program, which is now in its fifth year, is sponsored by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International Trucks</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/navistar-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> Inc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/star-behind-wheel#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:48:00 +0000 139461 at http://fleetowner.com Putting the drive in driver training http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training <div class="field-deck"> Any entry-level driver training rule needs to include time behind the wheel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s hard to believe that October is already here, and as those of us with children prepare to go trick-or-treating, many truck drivers are dreading their encounter with snow on their next cross-country trip. Preparing and training drivers for winter driving takes a lot more than watching back-to-back episodes of Ice Road Truckers. I think every reader can agree that the most prepared drivers are the ones who are inevitably the best trained.&nbsp; Watching past episodes of reality television, as entertaining as that may be, is not going to cut it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-drive-driver-training#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 139451 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA releases safety system suite for Cascadia http://fleetowner.com/safety/dtna-releases-safety-system-suite-cascadia <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div> &nbsp;</div> <div> SAN DIEGO, CA. &nbsp;A proprietary suite of safety safety systems closely integrated with its powertrain components was introduced by Daimler Trucks North America during the American Trucking Assns. annual management conference.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/dtna-releases-safety-system-suite-cascadia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/dtna-releases-safety-system-suite-cascadia#comments Equipment News Safety Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000 138951 at http://fleetowner.com Kriska, Britton Transport win Volvo Trucks Safety Awards http://fleetowner.com/safety/kriska-britton-transport-win-volvo-trucks-safety-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div> &nbsp;</div> <div> SAN DIEGO, CA. &nbsp;In recognition of their outstanding safety efforts, Kriska Holdings Ltd. of Precott, Ontario and Britton Transport of Grand Forks, ND, were each awarded $25,000 as this year&#39;s winners of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks Safety Awards.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/kriska-britton-transport-win-volvo-trucks-safety-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/kriska-britton-transport-win-volvo-trucks-safety-awards#comments News Safety Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:54:00 +0000 138941 at http://fleetowner.com SmartDrive rolls out have-it-your-way onboard video monitoring choices http://fleetowner.com/safety/smartdrive-rolls-out-have-it-your-way-onboard-video-monitoring-choices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>San Diego, CA. <a href="http://www.smartdrive.net/">SmartDrive Systems</a> announced the release of its new SmartDrive Assurance product line, offering a range of camera, integration and program configuration options for fleets. The announcement was made here at the 2014 <a href="http://www.trucking.org/">ATA Management Conference &amp; Exhibition</a>.</p> <p>With SmartDrive Assurance, fleets that want to measurably reduce risk by adding a video-based safety program can now select from three different packages designed to target their specific risk areas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/smartdrive-rolls-out-have-it-your-way-onboard-video-monitoring-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/smartdrive-rolls-out-have-it-your-way-onboard-video-monitoring-choices#comments News Safety Technology Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:53:00 +0000 138811 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA eyes ‘alternative compliance’ for motor carriers http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers <div class="field-deck"> Agency to look into whether carriers should get credit for adopting technologies or advanced safety programs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN DIEGO. The <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> is mulling over the possibility of giving motor carriers regulatory flexibility or other benefits if their safety efforts go beyond minimum requirements, the agency&rsquo;s chief safety officer said Oct. 5.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-eyes-alternative-compliance-motor-carriers#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:54:00 +0000 138751 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA to recruit fleets for wireless-inspection testing http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing <div class="field-deck"> Truck operations meeting certain criteria will be sought by early 2015 for field-operation test </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/roadside-inspections-fly">long-running examination</a> of conducting vehicle and driver inspections wirelessly moves to an important new phase next year.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s when the agency and its partners plan to kick off a field operation test (FOT) of wireless roadside inspection (WRI) technology in five Southeastern states using up to 1,000 commercial trucks and buses running in normal day-to-day operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-recruit-fleets-wireless-inspection-testing#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0000 138631 at http://fleetowner.com <p><strong><em>Truck operations meeting certain criteria will be sought by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early next year for field-operation testing of wirelress inspections in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee</em></strong></p>