Safety en Truck safety and new technology <div class="field-deck"> What the future holds for fleets and drivers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Heavy truck accidents account for 3,800 fatal crashes a year, 3,900 deaths annually, 100,000 injuries, and 13% of all traffic fatalities. That&rsquo;s according to Daniel Blower, an associate research scientist at the University of Michigan&rsquo;s transportation Research Institute.</p> <p>According to Blower, those numbers really aren&rsquo;t that high, and there&rsquo;s technology out there that can drive them down even more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Technology Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:31:00 +0000 169921 at <p>DTNA&#39;s Inspiration Truck</p> CVSA’s annual Brake Safety Week is Sept. 6-12 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beginning this Sunday, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct seven days of focused brake system inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance News Regulations Safety Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:53:00 +0000 169871 at Panoha Trucking, technology, and transformation <div class="field-deck"> Speakers say the industry will continue to be reshaped by telematics, safety systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The trucking industry is expected to undergo significant and continued &ldquo;transformation&rdquo; due to ongoing incorporation of more active safety technologies, such as collision mitigation, and factory-installed telematics systems, according to a panel discussion at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference last week in Dallas, TX.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Technology Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:06:00 +0000 169851 at <p>Meritor WABCO&#39;s Stephen Hampson.</p> OnGuard Active combines radar-based detection, brake assist technology <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Given the frequency and severity of truck crashes with stationary objects, Meritor Wabco is beefing up its radar-based collision mitigation system. And, as company officials demonstrated at Lone Star Park here Thursday, when the smoke gets in your eyes, OnGuard Active will detect an object in the road in zero-visibility conditions and can apply full braking without driver intervention.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:28:00 +0000 169821 at Path to autonomous trucks will be a smooth road for drivers <div class="field-deck"> Panel emphasizes importance of human element in truck of the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The driver shortage is driving a serious look at self-driving trucks, just not in the way many people assume. Despite persistent rumors of the demise of the long-haul truck driver in the coming age of automated transport, that time is decades away—and many of the advances between now and then will, in fact, make driving a much more desirable job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:55:00 +0000 169671 at <p>From left:&nbsp;Paul Menig, Josh Switkes, Bill Kahn, Derek Rotz, Sandeep Kar.</p> “The trucks are killing us.” Not so, says ATA’s Bill Graves <div class="field-deck"> American Trucking Assns. president responds to New York Times op-ed critical of industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Responding to what it said is the &ldquo;latest in a series of baseless and defamatory editorials, letters and columns published by&rdquo; <a href="">The New York Times</a> on Saturday, Aug. 22, American Trucking Assns. (ATA) President &amp; CEO Bill Graves lashed out at &ldquo;several falsehoods, both implied and intentional&rdquo; in an op-ed submitted to the Times.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:47:00 +0000 169651 at Avoiding Collisions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If there was any good that might have come from the Tracy Morgan crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last year it centered on the fact that the Walmart truck that slammed into a group of vehicles that had slowed for construction had a collision-avoidance device installed on it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:22:00 +0000 169601 at To split or not to split: FMCSA can’t win on waivers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is the hours of service rule collapsing under its own weight, or are the growing number of waivers that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted simply part of the plan?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/running-lights">Running Lights</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Running Lights Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:02:00 +0000 169141 at Efforts underway to fix truck parking problem <div class="field-deck"> Coalition to focus on problem nationally as park-assist systems being planned </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new national survey confirms it: most states have problems year-round with inadequate truck parking. Along with the survey findings, DOT announced a new coalition focused on this problem and discussed initiatives on the way to help.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:51:00 +0000 169031 at <p>FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling discusses initiatives to help solve truck parking inadequacy at a briefing Friday morning, Aug. 21.&nbsp;</p> Opponents: Cut short efforts to use hair for drug tests <div class="field-deck"> Want House to kill Senate proposal to allow hair testing for drugs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A diverse group of organizations, including the ACLU, Teamsters and United Steelworkers, have written a letter to members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opposing the inclusion of hair testing in any surface transportation bill.</p> <p>In the letter, the group of 17 note that Congress is obligated, under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, to require the Dept. of Transportation to follow drug and alcohol testing protocols adopted by the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:18:00 +0000 169021 at