Safety en Is technology causing highway fatalities? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>We&rsquo;ve often written of the improving safety performance of trucks after participating in a live demonstration, or sitting through a presentation on connectivity.</p> <p>So, it comes as a bit of a surprise that overall highway fatalities rose in 2016 to a <a href="" target="_blank">decade-high of 37,461</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Technology The Open Road The Open Road Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:46:00 +0000 228771 at ALI's state-of-the-art LiftLab opens in Cortland <div class="field-byline"> Josh Fisher </div> <div class="field-deck"> New center will draw lift inspectors and engineers from around the world </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CORTLAND, NY. The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) officially opened its new headquarters and LiftLab with a grand opening celebration at the 8,500-sq.-ft. facility on Thursday, Oct. 12. Lift inspectors and engineers from around the world will come to Central New York to be trained here, getting hands-on experience with 12 different lifts &ndash; from a motorcycle lift to 74,000-lb. mobile column lifts.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Maintenance News Safety Technology Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:37:00 +0000 228671 at <p>&nbsp;A 1946 Brockway 260XW heavy-duty truck is up on a lift that is being inspected by men during an inspector certification class at the new Automotive Lift Institute&#39;s LiftLab in Cortland, NY. (Photo: Josh Fisher/Fleet Owner)</p> A 1946 Brockway 260XW heavy-duty truck is up on a lift that is being inspected by men during an inspector certification class at the new Automotive Lift Institute's LiftLab in Cortland, NY. (Photo: Josh Fisher/Fleet Owner) Why won't diabetic drivers listen to their doctors? <div class="field-deck"> Truck drivers suffer from diabetes at a rate almost 50% higher than the rest of Americans because they have more risk factors, physicians note. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A truck driver&#39;s life is a recipe for diabetes, and the statistics prove it. In the U.S., about 9.4% of the population has diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control. For truckers, that number is 14%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Driver Management News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:00 +0000 228631 at <p>Most doctors prefer not to prescribe medicines for Type 2 diabetes if it can be controlled in other ways, like with diet and exercise.</p> The ELD Mandate: What to expect <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>You&rsquo;d have to be living under a rock not to be aware of the impending deadline for the use of <a href="" target="_blank">electronic logging devices</a> (ELDs) to track drivers&rsquo; Hours of Service (HOS).</p> <p>HOS regulations were initially developed in 1937, with paper logging rules established in the early 1960s. There were not a lot of changes to the rule until the 2000s as legislation began to intersect with the demands of the modern supply chain.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS IdeaXchange Regulations Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:29:00 +0000 228611 at 3rd Eye, Gorilla Safety develop ELD solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>3rd Eye and Gorilla Safety have developed an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution that integrates into <a href="" target="_blank">3rdEye&#39;s fleet management platform</a>, the companies announced this week.</p> <p>3rd Eye develops vehicle safety cameras and radar; <a href="" target="_blank">Gorilla Safety</a> provides software solutions that automate fleet and safety management.</p> <p>ELDs will become mandatory on Dec. 18 for motor carriers and commercial drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS Regulations Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:45:00 +0000 228461 at For drivers, no detail is too small when looking at new models <div class="field-deck"> As much as truck makers tout improved fuel economy and technology when showing off their latest models, it's the smaller details that catch the eyes of drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PORTLAND, OR. As they waited to hear from dispatch for&nbsp;their next load, truck driver Stephen Fahey of <a href="" target="_blank">Ottery Transportation Inc.</a> and his wife Michela couldn&rsquo;t resist checking out&nbsp;<a href="" title="Keyword link list">Volv</a><a href="" target="_blank">o Truck</a>&rsquo;s new VNL and VNR models.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Collision Prevention News Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:42:00 +0000 228331 at <p>Michela Fahey takes a look at one of Volvo&#39;s 2018 trucks at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR.<em> (Photo: Neil Abt/Fleet Owner)</em></p> HighJump and Teletrac Navman team up on ELD compliance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">HighJump</a>, a global provider of supply chain management, is integrating its Prophesy Dispatch TMS with <a href="" target="_blank">Teletrac Navman&#39;s</a> Director, the companies announced on Tuesday, just over two months before the federal ELD enforcement mandate begins.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Logs HOS News Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:48:00 +0000 228321 at CVSA transitions to new leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) <a href="" target="_blank">transitioned to its new leadership</a> for the 2017-2018 term during the recent CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.</p> <p>Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol is the new president of the Alliance. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is CVSA&rsquo;s vice president. John Samis of the Delaware State Police was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People Government Roadside Inspections Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000 228291 at Eight tips: Don't get pegged during CVSA's safe driving enforcement week <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Fleets love to stand out and be recognized, but not in this case. Avoid delays and expense by making sure your trucks and drivers don't bring home tickets during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) upcoming safe driving enforcement week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Roadside Inspections News Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:58:00 +0000 228261 at <p>Avoid tickets during CVSA&#39;s upcoming Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-22, 2017. <em>(Photo: Aaron Marsh / Fleet Owner)</em></p> Four ways to reinforce fleet safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>All it takes is one crash. One crash to increase your insurance premiums, lead to possible civil action against your company, or adversely affect your ISS score. And if you have multiple crashes, you could find yourself labeled as an unsafe carrier, placing your business at risk.</p> <p>While it is difficult to avoid all crashes &mdash; since some are not the truck driver&rsquo;s fault &mdash; there are many things you can avoid through a multi-pronged effort to maximize safety. Such an approach can go a long way toward ensuring your fleet operates in a safe manner.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IdeaXchange Collision Prevention News Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:09:00 +0000 228241 at