Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en August 20, 2014: Cheers for trucking; money falls off armored truck; Starbucks coffee trucks http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/olddominion/2014/08/19/a-robust-trucking-sector-drives-the-economy-forward/">guest column</a> in <strong>Forbes</strong> penned by <strong>David Congdon</strong>, president and CEO of <a href="http://www.odfl.com/Home/">Old Dominion Freight Lines</a>, illustrates the critical role trucking plays in driving U.S. economic growth.</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/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Safety Technology Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 134221 at http://fleetowner.com NHTSA plans to mandate V2V technology for vehicles http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/"><u>National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</u></a> (NHTSA) noted in an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this week that it plans to mandate the installation of <a href="http://www.safercar.gov/v2v/index.html"><u>vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology</u></a> on cars and trucks, especially safety-focused systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:47:00 +0000 134021 at http://fleetowner.com Roadcheck 2014 spotlights several truck safety trends http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While there&rsquo;s not &ldquo;a major story&rdquo; contained in the data compiled by <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/hazmat-focus-attention-roadcheck-2014"><u>Roadcheck 2014</u></a> &ndash; the annual 72-hour safety enforcement &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; conducted across North America and overseen by the <a href="http://www.cvsa.org/"><u>Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance</u></a> (CVSA) and <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/"><u>Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</u></a> (FMCSA) in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 133971 at http://fleetowner.com August 18, 2014: Public remains blind to trucking; relying on technology; Motley Crue crash http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>Here&rsquo;s a list of the top trucking-related news now trending on the Internet</em>:</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/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:26:00 +0000 133951 at http://fleetowner.com Drivers take to the course at national championships http://fleetowner.com/safety/drivers-take-course-national-championships <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PITTSBURGH. More than 400 elite commercial drivers took up the challenge on Wednesday with the first phase of the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships and the National Step Van Driving Championships, but the rubber met the road on Thursday as drivers climbed behind the wheel for the skills competition.</p> <p>Wednesday&rsquo;s key event was a written test on trucking and highway safety, which figures into drivers&rsquo; overall score.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/drivers-take-course-national-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/drivers-take-course-national-championships#comments Equipment News Safety Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:13:00 +0000 133751 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Course A at the champioships hosted drivers competing in the tank truck and flatbed categories. Photo: Avery Vise</span></p> Insurance experts: Technology can cut a fleet's risk profile http://fleetowner.com/technology/insurance-experts-technology-can-cut-fleets-risk-profile <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In the world of trucking insurance, technology &ndash; from <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/abcs-elds"><u>electronic logging devices</u></a> (ELDs) to speed monitoring and in-cab video camera systems &ndash; is playing a bigger and bigger role in the risk analysis process; to the point where it may begin to affect how carrier premiums are calculated, especially in light of the new safety scoring system established by the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/csa-what-s-coming-next"><u>Comprehensive Safety Accountability</u></a> (CSA) program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/insurance-experts-technology-can-cut-fleets-risk-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/insurance-experts-technology-can-cut-fleets-risk-profile#comments News Safety Technology Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:34:00 +0000 133701 at http://fleetowner.com Highway fatalities down 4% says NSC http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-fatalities-down-4-says-nsc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Preliminary data collected by the <a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=qmkRK5m2F0y_IMpUv67AkSnKvEKLitEIRIXX0-zTR1PdWugMW8MVHUj5_C8SKdd54-yf_7oc73E.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nsc.org" target="_blank"><u>National Safety Council</u></a> (NSC) indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes dropped 4% during the first half of 2014 to 16,180 compared to the 16,860 fatalities that occurred during the same six-month period in 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-fatalities-down-4-says-nsc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/highway-fatalities-down-4-says-nsc#comments Fleet Management News Safety Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:49:00 +0000 133601 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking by the numbers 2014 http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2014-0 <div class="field-deck"> By any measure, this is the story of a healthy industry with a solid future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the enthusiastic response to last year&rsquo;s statistical portrait of trucking, we are returning with an expanded set of graphs, charts and other data intended to capture the industry&rsquo;s far-reaching impact and central role in the country&rsquo;s economic activity and health.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-numbers-2014-0#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Technology Silver Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:28:00 +0000 133491 at http://fleetowner.com Platooning trucks: A virtual reality http://fleetowner.com/technology/platooning-trucks-virtual-reality <div class="field-deck"> V2V technology-based system aims to boost safety, save fuel and reduce emissions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>At least one <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/vehicle-vehicle-communications-face-challenges-gao-says">Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)</a> technology firm is confident trucking will soon benefit from its system for virtually &ldquo;platooning&rdquo; trucks.</p> <p>To platoon trucks is to efficiently operate them on a highway in close proximity-- one following after another at a pre-set distance via radar and wireless communication to form a virtual &ldquo;road train.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/platooning-trucks-virtual-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/platooning-trucks-virtual-reality#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Safety Technology Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 132761 at http://fleetowner.com <p><strong><em>Peloton&rsquo;s&nbsp; V2V tehcnology-based truck platooning concept was proved out in the real world via fuel-efficiency testing of this pair of electronically linked CR England rigs</em></strong></p> FMCSA activates new carrier safety data display http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-activates-new-carrier-safety-data-display <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms">Security Measurement System (SMS) website</a> now incorporates the enhancements <a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-change-carriers-sms-web-display-august">recently announced</a>, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Aug. 4.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-activates-new-carrier-safety-data-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-activates-new-carrier-safety-data-display#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:22:00 +0000 132631 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Among the changes to the SMS display are the integration of safety rating, licensing and insurance information and a reordering of the BASICs to convey how closely performance in those areas relates to the likelihood of crashes.</p>