Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Volvo Trucks looking for the safest North American fleets http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks will once again honor the safest fleets in North America with $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.</p> <p>For the seventh straight year, Volvo will recognize two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets#comments Equipment News Safety Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:27:00 +0000 151841 at http://fleetowner.com Training videos on Detroit Assurance, integrated Detroit powertrain available http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New <a href="http://www.demanddetroit.com/">driver training videos</a> have been made available by Detroit Diesel Corp. The videos focus on Detroit&rsquo;s new Assurance suite of safety systems and the integrated Detroit powertrain.</p> <p>Introduced in 2014, Detroit Assurance systems are seamlessly integrated into the truck&rsquo;s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics, the company said. They are available on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia Evolution and Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit engines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available#comments Equipment News Safety Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:02:00 +0000 151701 at http://fleetowner.com New technology from QuikQ prevents unauthorized access to facilities http://fleetowner.com/safety/new-technology-quikq-prevents-unauthorized-access-facilities <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.quikq.com./">QuikQ</a>, which provides cardless direct fuel connections between truck stop point-of-sale and fleet management systems, has delved into another area of security with its new <a href="http://www.quikq.com./">Q-Gate technology</a>.</p> <p>The new software detects and validates vehicle mounted RFID tags and engages existing gate opening systems. This prevents an unauthorized vehicle from entering a secure location and can reduce the risk of picking up the wrong trailer before exiting a facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/new-technology-quikq-prevents-unauthorized-access-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/new-technology-quikq-prevents-unauthorized-access-facilities#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:44:00 +0000 151301 at http://fleetowner.com Safety groups want NHTSA to mandate anti-collision systems http://fleetowner.com/regulations/safety-groups-want-nhtsa-mandate-anti-collision-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Four interest groups are <a href="http://saferoads.org/files/F-CAM%20Petition%20for%20Rulemaking%202-19-15%20FINAL.pdf">requesting a rulemaking initiative</a> from the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a> (NHTSA) to mandate <a href="http://fleetowner.com/video/wabco-meritor-onguard-demo-0211">anti-collision technology</a> on all trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) at or exceeding 10,000 lbs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/safety-groups-want-nhtsa-mandate-anti-collision-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/safety-groups-want-nhtsa-mandate-anti-collision-systems#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:15:00 +0000 151291 at http://fleetowner.com Productivity boost http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/productivity-boost <div class="field-deck"> Increasing truck size and weight could be a boon to efficiency and safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The National Private Truck Council has joined the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of shippers, motor carriers and their associations seeking to increase truck weight limits.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/productivity-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/productivity-boost#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Safety Silver Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:18:00 +0000 150941 at http://fleetowner.com In search of a partner http://fleetowner.com/safety/search-partner <div class="field-deck"> Industry desire for change is outpacing government efforts </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Two months into the new year and I have finally managed to get used to dating paperwork, letters and checks with 2015 rather than 2014. Now let&rsquo;s think about this for a moment. What has really changed in our industry over the past year other than the actual numbers? We have all seen and reviewed ATRI&rsquo;s list of top issues that affect our industry, and they are eerily similar to the list that came out the year before and even the year before that.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/search-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/search-partner#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:16:00 +0000 150931 at http://fleetowner.com Foxx challenged on trucking issues in highway bill hearing http://fleetowner.com/regulations/foxx-challenged-trucking-issues-highway-bill-hearing <div class="field-deck"> Restart, CSA, truck weight, driver training get attention from Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Testifying before Congress Wednesday on the administration's plan for the next highway bill, Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx fielded questions on hours of service, CSA, truck size and weight, driver training, cross-border trucking with Mexico and the medical examiner registry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/foxx-challenged-trucking-issues-highway-bill-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/foxx-challenged-trucking-issues-highway-bill-hearing#comments News Regulations Safety Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:20:00 +0000 150301 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of VDOT Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard now available on E-One fire trucks http://fleetowner.com/safety/meritor-wabco-s-onguard-now-available-e-one-fire-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Meritor Wabco said its <a href="http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7907472&amp;adr_order=63&amp;url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tZXJpdG9yd2FiY28uY29tLw%3D%3D">OnGuard collision mitigation system</a> is now available on fire trucks manufactured by E-One.</p> <p>The first vehicle equipped with the new safety component is now in use by a fire department in Pennsylvania.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/meritor-wabco-s-onguard-now-available-e-one-fire-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/meritor-wabco-s-onguard-now-available-e-one-fire-trucks#comments Equipment News Safety Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:58:00 +0000 150201 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-committee-set-work-entry-level-driver-training-rule <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/driver%20training_0.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 266px; margin: 10px; float: right;" />The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the dates of the committee&rsquo;s first public meeting. In plain English, FMCSA has said who will decide the future of the entry-level driver training rule that it has been trying so hard, to no success, to develop.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-committee-set-work-entry-level-driver-training-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/fmcsa-committee-set-work-entry-level-driver-training-rule#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Trucking Straight Talk Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:06:00 +0000 150141 at http://fleetowner.com Highway safety push nets speeders, uses CSA to target unsafe carriers http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-safety-push-nets-speeders-uses-csa-target-unsafe-carriers <div class="field-deck"> CVSA releases 2014 Operation Safe Driver results </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If truck drivers complain about speeding four-wheelers, they’re not just imagining things: The results from a recent highway law enforcement blitz showed non-commercial vehicle drivers were cited at a ratio of nearly 10 to 1, compared to truckers. However, compliance investigations resulted in 1 in 4 CSA-targeted carriers being issued proposed unsatisfactory safety ratings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-safety-push-nets-speeders-uses-csa-target-unsafe-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-safety-push-nets-speeders-uses-csa-target-unsafe-carriers#comments News Regulations Safety Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:51:00 +0000 149731 at http://fleetowner.com