Safety en VIDEO: ZF-WABCO Evasive Maneuver Assist <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As Dr. Gerhard Gumpoltsberger, Head of Innovation Management in ZF’s Advanced Engineering unit explains in this video clip, the Evasive Maneuver Assist system allows the components—including the driver—to precisely control an emergency maneuver, delivering the correct amount of braking and steering and preventing crashes and rollovers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:21:00 +0000 195191 at Your June 30 Pre-Trip: Texas crackdown takes 1 in 5 trucks off road <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p> <h3>1. Don&rsquo;t drive in Texas if your truck isn&rsquo;t in top-notch condition</h3> <p>Roadcheck 2016 is over and some numbers have started to roll in. For instance, during the blitz in Texas, the Dept. of Public Safety inspected 7,795 commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,751 (22.5%) from service <a href="">due to safety violations</a>. An additional 224 drivers were placed out of service, according to KeyeTV.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Regulations Safety Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 195151 at U.S. Xpress specs Bendix air disc brakes on tractor steer axles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. Xpress is spec&rsquo;ing <a href="">Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes</a> on the steer axles of more than 2,800 tractors, including vehicles manufactured by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span>, International, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span>. Delivery began last year and continues in 2016, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Safety Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:57:00 +0000 195131 at ZF, WABCO develop emergency steering technology <div class="field-deck"> Another 'critical step' toward autonomous driving for commercial vehicles </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>AACHEN, GERMANY. Integrating the latest innovations in vehicle sensors, braking, and steering systems, ZF and WABCO on Wednesday will demonstrate the prototype of an “industry first” collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles, the Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:20:00 +0000 194991 at <p>ZF CEO Dr. Stefan&nbsp;Sommer</p> Fleet Advantage develops safety committee <div class="field-deck"> Committee to offer insight & education on Class 8 truck safety specifications and CSA resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Advantage announced the establishment of a new Safety Committee dedicated to providing insight and overseeing <a href="" target="_blank">critical safety-related programs for the fleet transportation</a> industry and Fleet Advantage clients.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:21:00 +0000 194821 at FMCSA declares TN trucker an imminent hazard after deadly crash <div class="field-deck"> Driver Randall Weddle arrested in crash that killed two in Maine; police say alcohol was involved </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Tennessee-licensed truck driver <a href="" target="_blank">Randall J. Weddle to be an imminent hazard to public safety</a> and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Weddle, a commercial driver&rsquo;s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on June 22, 2016, according to FMCSA.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:22:00 +0000 194751 at The insider threat to transportation <div class="field-deck"> Inside information can make criminal and terrorist activity aimed at transportation networks more harmful, group says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Brian Jenkins, director of the transportation safety and security center within the <a href="">Mineta Transportation Institute</a>, is quick to stress that cargo theft and terrorism are two &ldquo;vastly different spheres&rdquo; of concern within the transportation industry.</p> <p>Yet they can be partially linked by the role insider information plays within criminal and terrorist activity aimed at transportation networks, so it behooves industry executives to be mindful of ways to counteract the insider threat, he explained to Fleet Owner.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:11:00 +0000 194341 at <p>It should be noted that few incidents of terrorism have involved insiders, MTI says, as they are seldom necessary in terrorist attacks, because more than 80% percent of such attacks are directed against unprotected targets; targets with usually no guarded perimeters to penetrate. (<em>Photo courtesy of CBP</em>)</p> XTL Transport expands fleet safety with Bendix Wingman <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XTL Transport is the latest major North American carrier to reinforce its commitment to safety by choosing advanced technologies from <a href="" target="_blank">Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 194321 at <p>XTL Transport announced it has chosen to use safety technologies from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.</p> NHTSA study: Collision avoidance systems can reduce crashes <div class="field-deck"> One-year field study involved 169 drivers operating 150 tractor-trailers from seven different motor carriers using two 2013-era collision avoidance system packages. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A one-year field study of collision avoidance systems (CAS) conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration&#39;s (NHTSA) has found that collision avoidance systems (CAS) can reduce if not eliminate crashes, with majority of fleet managers participating in the study calling for this technology to become standard equipment in the industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 194091 at <p>The study sampled 6,000 systems activations from over 3 million miles and 110,000 hours of &ldquo;naturalistic driving data&rdquo; in order to evaluate their reliability. (<em>Photo courtesy of Meritor WABCO</em>)</p> Eye opening impacts of poor sleep <div class="field-deck"> 80% of sleep apnea cases undiagnosed; companies reluctant to manage bedrooms </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Odd work hours or overnight shifts may be “the nature of the beast” for trucking, but the detrimental impact on driver health and performance is too profound to ignore. The good news, corporate America is learning, is that a sleep management program can substantially improve employee wellbeing and effectiveness—and quickly.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:57:00 +0000 194071 at FusionHealth