Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en ABC’s of Driving http://fleetowner.com/safety/abc-s-driving <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week, at the SAE Government Industry meeting in DC, we were severely disrupted by the weather. While inside the convention people were talking about autonomous vehicles from the dais, the audience was worried about the weather forecasts that would shut down all traffic, autonomous or not. The organizers cancelled the final day of the conference; the Washington Auto Show got closed down (what a waste of time, money, effort that turned out to be this year). Inside we talked about cybersecurity and avoiding having vehicles hacked.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/abc-s-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/abc-s-driving#comments News Safety Technology Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:16:00 +0000 183111 at http://fleetowner.com What's cooking inside the beltway: 5 things trucking needs to know http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know <div class="field-deck"> Crashes and CSA scores, going beyond compliance and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What should motor carriers have on their radar screens — and be weighing in on — for 2016 on the federal and regulatory front? Here's a list from FMCSA Office of Compliance and Enforcement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:38:00 +0000 183091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Trucking and logistics were everywhere at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference in Dallas, which took place at the Hilton Anatole.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Your Feb. 4 Pre-Trip: RI’s truck toll hearings begin http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0000 183061 at http://fleetowner.com Coalition pushes Congress to block FMCSA rating proposal http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal <div class="field-deck"> Agency failed to follow procedure, continues to use questionable data, letter says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A coalition of small-business groups continues to press Congress about the use of questionable data in the new plan to determine if a trucking company is too unsafe to operate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal#comments News Regulations Safety Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:15:00 +0000 183031 at http://fleetowner.com Your Jan. 28 Pre-Trip: Fiat shifts focus to SUVs, pickups http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-jan-28-pre-trip-fiat-shifts-focus-suvs-pickups <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-jan-28-pre-trip-fiat-shifts-focus-suvs-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-jan-28-pre-trip-fiat-shifts-focus-suvs-pickups#comments Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:55:00 +0000 182471 at http://fleetowner.com Truck struck in railroad crossing hits officer http://fleetowner.com/safety/truck-struck-railroad-crossing-hits-officer <div class="field-deck"> Police video captures incident; 73-year-old truck driver reportedly uninjured </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Police cruiser footage shows Eaton, OH Police Capt. Brad Moore was struck and injured by a tractor trailer that a train slammed into and sent careening toward him.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/truck-struck-railroad-crossing-hits-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/truck-struck-railroad-crossing-hits-officer#comments Fleet Management News Safety Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:48:00 +0000 182371 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A still from the <a href="http://www.whio.com/news/news/sheriffs-cruiser-involved-in-eaton-crash/npz6Z/" target="_blank">video posted by WHIO-TV 7</a> shows the truck being hit by an oncoming train and propelled toward police offers as well as the&nbsp;drivers involved in an earlier accident.</p> FMCSA presents ELD webinar Wednesday http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-presents-eld-webinar-wednesday <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday afternoon will hold the first of two planned webinars to explain the new electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-presents-eld-webinar-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-presents-eld-webinar-wednesday#comments News Regulations Safety Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000 182301 at http://fleetowner.com All about ELDs: Ready your fleet's strategy http://fleetowner.com/regulations/all-about-elds-ready-your-fleets-strategy <div class="field-deck"> Former FMCSA Administrator Sandberg breaks down ELDs, requirements in webinar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Participants got a chance to hear from a former FMCSA administrator about specific requirements of ELDs and what the devices will mean for motor carriers and drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/all-about-elds-ready-your-fleets-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/all-about-elds-ready-your-fleets-strategy#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:24:00 +0000 182121 at http://fleetowner.com Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner The aftermath of Jonas http://fleetowner.com/safety/aftermath-jonas <div class="field-deck"> At least 31 dead, 14 Northeastern states receive more than a foot of snow, reports say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">The blizzard is over, but millions of Americans continue to deal with the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/aftermath-jonas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/aftermath-jonas#comments Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:32:00 +0000 182091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A municipal truck outfitted with a plow attempts to clear an intersection of almost 20 inches of snowfall Jan. 24, 2016 in Takoma Park, MD. Blizzard Jonas blanked the East Cost in snow, leaving&nbsp;near-record snowfall from Arkansas to New York and heavy flooding along the coast. The storm, dubbed &#39;Snowzilla,&#39; lasted into early Jan. 24. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</p> NHTSA seeks new ways to boost safety http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-new-ways-boost-safety <div class="field-deck"> Can’t use “old tools” to solve new problems, agency chief says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>WASHINGTON D.C. With roadway fatalities soaring upward &ldquo;significantly&rdquo; based on early 2015 data following decreases that have &ldquo;flattened out&rdquo; in recent years, Mark Rosekind, head of the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a> (NHTSA) believes new and different initiatives are needed to reverse those trends.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-new-ways-boost-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-new-ways-boost-safety#comments News Safety Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:20:00 +0000 181961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Too many lives are at stake, noted NHTSA&#39;s Rosekind, to accept &quot;slow, steady, incremental progress&quot; on vehicle safety. (Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner)</p>