Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Sleep scientist tapped to head NHTSA http://fleetowner.com/news/sleep-scientist-tapped-head-nhtsa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The White House has nominated Mark R. Rosekind, a scientist who specialized in human fatigue, to take over as chief of the <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/n/national_highway_traffic_safety_administration/index.html?inline=nyt-org">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a>, according to a story in <em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/business/obama-nominates-mark-rosekind-a-fatigue-specialist-to-head-nhtsa.html">The New York Times</a>. </em>&nbsp;Rosekind is currently one of five members on NHTSA&rsquo;s board of directors.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/sleep-scientist-tapped-head-nhtsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/sleep-scientist-tapped-head-nhtsa#comments News Safety Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 143071 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI seeks fleet, driver input on truck-platooning http://fleetowner.com/technology/atri-seeks-fleet-driver-input-truck-platooning <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI), in coordination with two different US DOT-sponsored research teams, has posted a survey online to elicit more detailed information on the likely costs and benefits associated with implementing <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/sci-fi-vision-road-reality">wireless truck platooning</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/atri-seeks-fleet-driver-input-truck-platooning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/atri-seeks-fleet-driver-input-truck-platooning#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:09:00 +0000 142721 at http://fleetowner.com <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/platooning-trucks-virtual-reality"><strong><em>The truck-platooning concept was proved out in the real world&nbsp; recently via fuel-efficiency testing of this pair of electronically linked CR England rigs</em></strong></a></p> Digging into Detroit Assurance http://fleetowner.com/safety/digging-detroit-assurance <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>At a recent press event in Miami, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) showed off how its new Detroit Assurance &quot;safety suite&quot; package helps smoothly manage following distance for tractor-trailers. This proprietary technology package will initially only be available on 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution tractors equipped with Detroit engines starting in the first quarter of 2015.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/safety/digging-detroit-assurance#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:06:00 +0000 142591 at http://fleetowner.com Advanced Detroit safety package rolls out in 2015 http://fleetowner.com/safety/advanced-detroit-safety-package-rolls-out-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MIAMI. The new Detroit Assurance integrated safety system will be made available by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on select <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> tractor models in the first quarter of 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/dtna-releases-safety-system-suite-cascadia">Introduced at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual convention in October</a>, Detroit Assurance integrates radar and sensor technology with Detroit engines and transmissions as well as a truck&rsquo;s brake system to offer active brake assist (ABA) and active cruise control (ACC) capability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/advanced-detroit-safety-package-rolls-out-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/advanced-detroit-safety-package-rolls-out-2015#comments News Safety Technology Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 142581 at http://fleetowner.com The state of trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Where have we been and, more importantly, where are we going? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trucking has undergone a major transformation in the past five years as fleets have re-examined every aspect of their operations from equipment to business plans.&nbsp; Think about just a few of the major issues fleets have had to address in recent years: evaluating new fuel options, navigating basic changes to safety regulations, a rapid evolution in truck technologies, a slow-growth economic recovery, and the list goes on.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/state-trucking#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Technology Silver Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:29:00 +0000 142231 at http://fleetowner.com Deadly Driving http://fleetowner.com/safety/deadly-driving <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><h1> What&#39;s so hard about coming up with a rational set of training standards for new commercial truck drivers?</h1> <h1> Apparently the task is so difficult that the Dept. of Transportation has failed to respond to two specific demands from Congress to up the requirements for obtaining a truck driving license for more than 20 years. It has taken so long that the Teamsters and a few safety interest groups have now turned to the courts for a remedy.</h1> <h1> The need for new standards is so clear that labor and management both appear to agree that DOT should act.</h1></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/deadly-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/deadly-driving#comments News Safety Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:32:00 +0000 141351 at http://fleetowner.com Testing ESP http://fleetowner.com/safety/testing-esp <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>At a recent Sprinter ride and drive event hosted by Mercedes Benz USA -- a division of Germany&#39;s Dainmler AG -- the OEM showed off the van&#39;s newly-upgraded electronic stability program (ESP) system to demonstrate how such technology boosts safety for both driver and vehicle alike.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/testing-esp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/testing-esp#comments Equipment News Safety Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:00 +0000 141081 at http://fleetowner.com Seeking steadier vehicle operation via software http://fleetowner.com/safety/seeking-steadier-vehicle-operation-software <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>During a special ride and drive event held at its Sprinter van U.S. re-assembly plant just outside Charleston, SC, Daimler AG&rsquo;s <a href="../../equipment/daimler-sharpens-focus-us-van-market">Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) division</a> showed off a new safety technology upgrade for the 2015 model Sprinter dubbed &ldquo;Crosswind Assist.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/seeking-steadier-vehicle-operation-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/seeking-steadier-vehicle-operation-software#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:52:00 +0000 140991 at http://fleetowner.com Sprinter Crosswind Assist Demonstration http://fleetowner.com/safety/sprinter-crosswind-assist-demonstration <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>New for the 2015 Sprinter van is a safety technology dubbed &ldquo;Crosswind Assist,&rdquo; which will be a standard feature on Sprinter 2500 models. Using additional software algorithms within the van&rsquo;s electronic stability program (ESP) architecture, Crosswind Assist is designed to compensate for the effects of wind gusts on the vehicle when traveling over 50 mph on the highway &ndash; reducing the need for sudden counter-steering and by extension reducing the risk of crashing due to driver overreaction.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/safety/sprinter-crosswind-assist-demonstration#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:41:00 +0000 140921 at http://fleetowner.com LAPD seeking better police officer safety via telematics http://fleetowner.com/safety/lapd-seeking-better-police-officer-safety-telematics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Dana Point, CA. &ldquo;More police officers die of traffic accidents than any other cause,&rdquo; Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) assistant commanding officer, Michael C. Williams, said during a presentation at Telogis Latitude today. The LAPD fleet sees some 500 preventable accidents per year among their thousands of patrol cars, according to Williams, a figure he would like to see drop to zero.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/lapd-seeking-better-police-officer-safety-telematics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/lapd-seeking-better-police-officer-safety-telematics#comments News Safety Technology Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:04:00 +0000 140891 at http://fleetowner.com