Safety en Trucking safety: It’s getting harder to make improvements <div class="field-deck"> The “low hanging fruit” in terms of making relatively easy safety improvements is largely picked, says one expert. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rob Abbott will tell you that if you look at long-term motor carrier safety trends over the last 30 years, you&rsquo;ll note that there&rsquo;s been a steep decline in the crash rate for large trucks. But if you narrow that focus to the last decade or so, you&rsquo;ll note that the decline hasn&rsquo;t been as steep.</p> <p>He told Fleet Owner the reason for this &ldquo;leveling off&rdquo; is simple: much of the &ldquo;low hanging fruit&rdquo; in terms of safety improvements, especially when it comes to vehicle technology, has already been picked.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:20:00 +0000 204011 at <p>Video may be the next &quot;safety revolution tool&quot; for trucking, according to long-time industry expert Rob Abbott. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Baylor Trucking equips tractors with Bendix safety tech <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Baylor Trucking President Cari Baylor said she is &ldquo;more than happy with her company&rsquo;s decision to add 70 new <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> tractors &ndash; all equipped with <a href="" target="_blank">Bendix</a> driver assistance and side object <a href="" target="_blank">detection safety technologies</a> &ndash; to its fleet.&rdquo; She&rsquo;s also not planning to stop there.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:26:00 +0000 203901 at <p>Baylor Trucking has added 70 new Kenworth tractors &ndash; all equipped with Bendix driver assistance and side object detection safety technologies &ndash; to its fleet.</p> CBS report goes after older truckers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then proceeds to build the case that the industry, desperate for drivers, is recruiting the elderly to fill seats—and the crash rate for truckers 70+ years of age is on the rise.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Running Lights Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:40:00 +0000 203631 at FMCSA: Utah trucker an ‘imminent hazard’ to public safety <div class="field-deck"> Agency says driver tested positive for methamphetamine and was involved in a crash with a pick-up truck. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Utah-licensed truck driver Eddie D. Price to be an <a href="" target="_blank">imminent hazard to public safety</a> and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Price was served the federal order on Oct. 12, 2016, according to the agency.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:56:00 +0000 203421 at J. J. Keller releases OSHA compliance manual <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>J. J. Keller &amp; Associates has introduced <a href="" target="_blank">OSHA Compliance for Transportation</a> &mdash; a new publication to help transportation safety professionals comply with the complex OSHA regulations that apply to their operations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:37:00 +0000 203271 at FMCSA shuts down Georgia carrier <div class="field-deck"> A federal investigation has found Industrial Transit to be an 'imminent hazard' to public safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) has ordered LaGrange, GA-based trucking company Industrial Transit to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. The carrier was served the federal order on Oct. 4, 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:29:00 +0000 202881 at Hitting the fast track <div class="field-deck"> Years in discussion, proposal to limit speeds finally moves forward </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Whew! That&rsquo;s the first word that pops into my head as I begin to rattle off words on my keyboard.<br /> Have you ever been so crazy busy that by the time you finish one project and roll into another, the one word that comes to mind is whew, almost as if that is the universal language for taking a breath. If you can relate, then you know that we have been moving at such a frenetic pace with rulemakings and requests for comments that we may need a speed limiter on regulations just to catch up (insert bad joke line right here).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:15:00 +0000 202761 at ELD lessons: 'Cheater' changes mind, changes company <div class="field-deck"> Switching revealed impact of false logs on rates, driver pay, safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Steve Rush admits it: “I was a cheater.” He cheated on his logs as a driver and, after starting New Jersey-based Carbon Express, he allowed it in his company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:49:00 +0000 202501 at <p>Steve Rush, founder and president of Carbon Express, changed from allowing paper logbook cheating to advocating for electronic logging devices (ELDs) for one reason: safety. (<em>Photo by Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Vigillo expands data mining, analysis beyond CSA <div class="field-deck"> Partnership with J.J. Keller to track, verify safety training effectiveness </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LAS VEGAS. Looking to leverage the ever-growing collection of truck and driver data to improve highway safety above and beyond the capability of current federal government programs, Vigillo has launched the Vigillo Enterprise platform and announced on Sunday a new partnership with J.J. Keller.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Sun, 02 Oct 2016 18:39:00 +0000 202151 at <p>There&#39;s a wealth of truck and driver data beyond roadside inspection reports that can be used to improve fleet safety, explains Vigillo CEO Steve Bryan.</p> A salute to tow truck operators <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Many states have &ldquo;move over&rdquo; laws, requiring motorists to slow down and change lanes if possible to ensure the safety of roadside emergency workers. A growing number of states are adding tow truck operators to that law &ndash; but not all.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:52:00 +0000 201941 at