Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Trucking touts safety investments, wants FMCSA to see data ‘without political lens' http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucking-touts-safety-investments-wants-fmcsa-see-data-without-political-lens <div class="field-deck"> Senator notes ‘startling’ rise in accidents, questions restart suspension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Touting trucking’s $7 billion investment in safety and a resulting improvement in fatal crashes, an industry spokesman on Thursday told a Senate committee that FMCSA should focus on the primary causes of crashes and not on “peripheral issues.” One senator, however, questioned the recent safety record – and the industry’s attempt to undo fatigue regulations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucking-touts-safety-investments-wants-fmcsa-see-data-without-political-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/trucking-touts-safety-investments-wants-fmcsa-see-data-without-political-lens#comments News Regulations Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:59:00 +0000 149061 at http://fleetowner.com Teaching the Scary Technology http://fleetowner.com/technology/teaching-scary-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The most difficult time I have ever had in my experience in industry training was when our fleet went to e-logs. Every day I was faced with a litany of &ldquo;Big Brother&rdquo; complaints followed by a complete resistance to try to get it right. Only through coercion and down-right threats would we get anyone to try to get it right.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/teaching-scary-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/teaching-scary-technology#comments News Safety Technology Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:29:00 +0000 148401 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA study: Crash accountability analysis expensive, would not improve CSA http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-study-crash-accountability-analysis-expensive-would-not-improve-csa <div class="field-deck"> Trucking industry calls for fairness, clarity where trucks not at fault </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A just-released study by FMCSA has concluded that incorporating at-fault determinations in its carrier safety scoring would be time-consuming and expensive, and would not improve the agency’s ability to identify those carriers most at risk of future accidents. ATA asks: Where's the 'accountability' in CSA?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-study-crash-accountability-analysis-expensive-would-not-improve-csa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-study-crash-accountability-analysis-expensive-would-not-improve-csa#comments News Regulations Safety Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:13:00 +0000 148201 at http://fleetowner.com Werner Enterprises picks Orbcomm solution for cold chain monitoring http://fleetowner.com/technology/werner-enterprises-picks-orbcomm-solution-cold-chain-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Werner Enterprises is deploying a cold chain monitoring solution from Orbcomm in its over-the-road refrigerated fleet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/werner-enterprises-picks-orbcomm-solution-cold-chain-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/werner-enterprises-picks-orbcomm-solution-cold-chain-monitoring#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:39:00 +0000 147701 at http://fleetowner.com NTSB to emphasize rail, trucking safety in 2015 http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-emphasize-rail-trucking-safety-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov">National Transportation Safety Board</a> (NTSB) is putting special emphasis on railroad and trucking safety for this year via its annual &ldquo;<a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/mostwanted">Most Wanted List</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Most Wanted List is our roadmap for 2015,&rdquo; noted NTSB&rsquo;s Acting Chairman Christopher Hart in a statement. &ldquo;We want it to be a roadmap for policy makers and legislators as well. These are safety improvements for which the time is ripe for action.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-emphasize-rail-trucking-safety-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-emphasize-rail-trucking-safety-2015#comments Fleet Management News Safety Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:44:00 +0000 147541 at http://fleetowner.com Maine highway-fatality drop seen to boost truck-weight reform http://fleetowner.com/safety/maine-highway-fatality-drop-seen-boost-truck-weight-reform <div class="field-deck"> Three year after truck-weight reform measure passed, the state records fewest fatal highway crashes since 1944 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>That a state highway-safety official was quoted as at least partially attributed Maine recording a 70-year low in highway fatalities to a specific reform of truck-weight rules is welcome news to the <a href="http://www.transportationproductivity.org/">Coalition for Transportation Productivity</a> (CTP), a group lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit on interstate highways.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/maine-highway-fatality-drop-seen-boost-truck-weight-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/maine-highway-fatality-drop-seen-boost-truck-weight-reform#comments News Regulations Safety Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:01:00 +0000 147511 at http://fleetowner.com Maine Turnpike Authority FMCSA to award $30M in grants for safety technologies http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-award-30m-grants-safety-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept. of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is making <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">$30 million in state grants</a> available through two annual programs, each designed to strengthen commercial vehicle safety by assisting states to modernize their technology infrastructure to more efficiently collect and disseminate real-time safety data to roadside inspectors and law enforcement personnel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-award-30m-grants-safety-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-award-30m-grants-safety-technologies#comments Fleet Management News Safety Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 147431 at http://fleetowner.com Mexico gets green light: DOT ‘opening door’ to cross-border trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mexico-gets-green-light-dot-opening-door-cross-border-trucking <div class="field-deck"> U.S. trucking reaction ranges from tepid to ‘outraged’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Less than a month after an internal audit concluded a pilot program lacked enough participants to be statistically conclusive, the DOT says Mexican motor carriers will soon be able to apply for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the U.S. The reaction from American trucking interests ranges from tepid to ‘outraged.’</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mexico-gets-green-light-dot-opening-door-cross-border-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mexico-gets-green-light-dot-opening-door-cross-border-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:19:00 +0000 147271 at http://fleetowner.com Vocational trucks: Spec’d to the max http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-trucks-spec-d-max <div class="field-deck"> Fleets want improved fuel economy, payload & comfort without impacting a truck’s revenue potential </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of the more tantalizing prospects in the vocational truck world has been how to craft lightweight specification packages that offer improved fuel economy, more payload capacity, and more driver comfort without sacrificing performance or longevity.&nbsp; That prospect is being complicated, to a degree, by a range of options that have only recently begun making their way more broadly into the vocational space, options such as automated transmissions, low rolling resistance tires, telematics systems, and alternative fuels, especially where <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> is concerned.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-trucks-spec-d-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-trucks-spec-d-max#comments Equipment Fuel News Safety Silver Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:18:00 +0000 147031 at http://fleetowner.com Putting the “people” in safety http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-people-safety <div class="field-deck"> Technologies are only one approach to improving the safety culture </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s the new year and if your household is anything like mine, you&rsquo;ve probably set some home improvement goals for yourself. Many will look to renovate a bathroom or update a kitchen, or maybe even do some&nbsp; landscape improvement so that they can enjoy the warmer months outdoors. Aside from money, the biggest difference makers that accompany projects like these will be tools and manpower. Now this is where the phrase &ldquo;bring your friends&rdquo;&nbsp; comes in; the more people involved, the easier the job becomes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-people-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/putting-people-safety#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Technology Silver Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:13:00 +0000 147011 at http://fleetowner.com