Safety en A formula for fleet safety? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>When it comes to truck safety, there is no single “golden solution” or “quick fix”—and the many studies, claims, and high horses about how fleets and owner-operators can best promote safety “mostly serve to muddy the issue,” according to a new whitepaper.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Running Lights Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:19:00 +0000 212151 at Trucking exec ‘stuns’ senator with safety stats <div class="field-deck"> Cooperation among trucking, Congress, regulators is ‘pathway’ to improvement </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A leading Senate proponent of more strict truck safety regulations called it “stunning,” after hearing the details of fleet-wide accident reductions through investment in advanced safety systems—but the CEO of one of the country’s largest trucking companies quickly explained that the trucking industry didn’t need more regulations, just the “right” ones.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:42:00 +0000 211991 at NSC: Motor vehicle deaths reach nine-year high <div class="field-deck"> Group estimates that 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016; up 6% over 2015 and up 14% over 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary 2016 data from the <a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=wwQv2ijKzic7zYg-EZh6-zBBINz1w32S5atcKyNaZJ4&amp;s=k09cFZoy5AkBsGcI1kA4eq_hYRoNBaKx1PuwGWTfGfU&amp;e=">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) <a href=";d=DwMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-Ta</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 211921 at <p>&ldquo;Where is our outrage over losing 100 people every day on our roadways? We know what to do but we just are not doing it.&rdquo; &mdash;NSC&rsquo;s Deborah Hersman. (<em>Photo courtesy of the U.S. DOT</em>)</p> Study: Millennial drivers exhibit dangerous behaviors <div class="field-deck"> Group says 88% of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new report by the <a href="">AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety</a> finds that &ldquo;young millennials&rdquo; are some of the most dangerous motor vehicle drivers on the road today, engaging in a range of unsafe behaviors &ndash; including texting while driving, red-light running and speeding &ndash; that is increasing their crash risk.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:54:00 +0000 211851 at <p>In terms of texting while driving, those aged 19 to 24 were 1.6 times as likely as all drivers to report having read a text message or e-mail while driving in the last 30 days; some 66.1% vs. 40.2%, AAA found.</p> Fleets Online: Training day <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Company:</strong> Zavcor Trucking Ltd., Stevens&shy;ville, ON<br /> <strong>Operation:</strong> A privately owned and operated fleet specializing in temperature-controlled and general freight hauling in the United States and Canada with a fleet of 60 trucks</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Safety Silver Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:35:00 +0000 211051 at Distracted driving ...overblown? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to distracted driving, some fleets are now going farther than what’s required by law, like prohibiting even hands-free cell phone use behind the wheel where such calls are perfectly legal. Is all the fuss really warranted?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management News Safety Technology Silver Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:00 +0000 211141 at Thinkstock Closing the education gap <div class="field-deck"> Even among fleet technicians, proper safety practices are lacking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been a while since I taught a class on truck tire and wheel service to fleet technicians. Most of my time is spent in the office or in meetings, so getting out in the field to teach is a welcome break from the normal grind.</p> <p>Last summer, I met an executive with a state trucking association at a training program for nonprofits. Being the only two people in the room who represented &ldquo;blue collar&rdquo; industries, we naturally hit it off&mdash;and it eventually led to a pilot training program for members of the association.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:47:00 +0000 211011 at More medical conditions mean more crashes: Driver study <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Drivers with several health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, are more likely to be involved in a crash than truckers with only one condition.</p> <p>While this conclusion may seem obvious, the numbers are striking. Of about 38,000 drivers whose medical and crash records were studied, those with three or more ailments had a crash frequency of 93 incidents per million miles compared to 29 per million miles for all drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Safety Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +0000 210941 at <p>Drivers with several health issues are more likely to be involved in a crash than truckers with only one condition, according to research titled Multiple Conditions Increase Preventable Crash Risks Among Drivers in a Cohort Study.</p> Thinkstock Kenworth T680, T880 make Bendix ESP standard <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> announced that the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program is now standard on new <a href="" target="_blank">Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors</a>.&nbsp; According to the company, Bendix ESP full stability meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration&rsquo;s new electronic stability control (ESC) technology mandate, which goes into effect Aug. 1, 2017, on Class 8 tractors with tandem drive axles.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:01:00 +0000 210771 at <p>Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program is now standard on new Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors</p> Active integration with IoT could supercharge V2V <div class="field-deck"> IT systems maker says vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology needs to be tied tightly into the Internet of Things (IoT) to truly boost highway safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is being aimed for <a href="">implementation starting in 2020</a>, with the goal of increasing highway safety.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:26:00 +0000 210601 at <p>Can V2V technology be combined with the IoT to improve vehicle safety? (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p>