Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en ATRI: How states enforce rules can damage CSA scores http://fleetowner.com/regulations/atri-how-states-enforce-rules-can-damage-csa-scores <div class="field-deck"> Study finds disparate state actions can "dramatically undermine the uniformity” of the CSA compliance system </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The disparate enforcement of commercial motor-vehicle (CMV) safety rules at the state level creates &ldquo;uneven safety playing fields&rdquo; for motor carriers, contends the <a href="http://atri-online.org/2014/07/31/atri-enforcement-disparities-report-request/">American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/atri-how-states-enforce-rules-can-damage-csa-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/atri-how-states-enforce-rules-can-damage-csa-scores#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 132411 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>Per ATRI, its study shows that &ldquo;simply by crossing into an adjoining state, carrier BASIC scores [within CSA] can change markedly&quot;</strong></em></p> NHTSA seeks to strengthen structural integrity of large buses in rollovers http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-strengthen-structural-integrity-large-buses-rollovers <div class="field-deck"> Agency also advises it plans to release requirements for stability-control technologies on buses "later this year" </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/Motorcoach-rollover-structural-integrity-NPRM">new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard</a> (FMVSS) proposed by the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/Motorcoach-rollover-structural-integrity-NPRM">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a> (NHTSA) aims to improve the structural design of large buses to &ldquo;better protect&rdquo; passengers when such vehicles crash and roll over.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-strengthen-structural-integrity-large-buses-rollovers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/nhtsa-seeks-strengthen-structural-integrity-large-buses-rollovers#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 132241 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA and OSHA to coordinate on worker complaints http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints <div class="field-deck"> Agreement likely means more enforcement actions by both agencies against carriers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)</a> and the <a href="http://www.osha.gov">Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)</a> announced that they had signed a <a href="https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=MOU&amp;p_id=1305">memorandum of understanding</a> to share information that might allow both agencies to take enforcement action when a worker alleges safety problems, coercion or retaliation related to motor carrier operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:14:00 +0000 131731 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images Great drivers need great coaches http://fleetowner.com/safety/great-drivers-need-great-coaches <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Commercial truck drivers have been thrust into the national spotlight by recent high-profile events like the tragic accident involving a Wal-Mart truck, by new regulations, and even by the active safety and performance monitoring systems that can give fleets (and others) a window onto driver actions. As a result, providing drivers with regular coaching on their performance is quickly emerging as an essential fleet management function in order to reduce risk, control costs and optimize productivity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/great-drivers-need-great-coaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/great-drivers-need-great-coaches#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 131641 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA to change carriers’ SMS web display in August http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-change-carriers-sms-web-display-august <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to launch changes to the display of carriers&rsquo; information on the public <a href="http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms/">Safety Measurement System (SMS) website</a> on Aug. 2, the agency announced in <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-17489.pdf">a Federal Register notice</a> to be published July 24.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-change-carriers-sms-web-display-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-change-carriers-sms-web-display-august#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 131581 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo adds optional Telogis solutions to connected-vehicle platform http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-connected-vehicle-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.volvotrucks.us.com/">Volvo Trucks North America</a> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">VTNA</a></span>) is partnering with <a href="http://www.telogis.com/">Telogis</a> to make that firm&rsquo;s fleet-management solutions optionally available alongside the truck OEM&rsquo;s standard Remote Diagnostics telematic service on its existing &rdquo;connected-vehicle platform.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-connected-vehicle-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-connected-vehicle-platform#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 131041 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>Volvo Trucks is &quot;complementing&quot; its standard Remote Diagnostics telematics solution with the addition of optional fleet-management services provided by Telogis</strong></em></p> Volvo adds optional Telogis solutions to its own connected-vehicle platform http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-its-own-connected-vehicle-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.volvotrucks.us.com/">Volvo Trucks North America</a> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">VTNA</a></span>) is partnering with <a href="http://www.telogis.com/">Telogis</a> to make that firm&rsquo;s fleet-management solutions optionally available alongside the truck OEM&rsquo;s standard Remote Diagnostics telematic service on its existing &rdquo;connected-vehicle platform.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-its-own-connected-vehicle-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/volvo-adds-optional-telogis-solutions-its-own-connected-vehicle-platform#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 131061 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>Volvo Trucks is &quot;complementing&quot; its standard Remote Diagnostics telematics solution with the addition of optional fleet-management services provided by Telogis</strong></em></p> Safety the main focus of NFAC report http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-main-focus-nfac-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.dot.gov/policy-initiatives/national-freight-advisory-committee/recommendations-us-department-transportations"><u>detailed 47-page report</u></a> issued by the <a href="http://www.dot.gov/"><u>Department of Transportation&rsquo;s</u></a> (DOT) <a href="http://www.dot.gov/nfac"><u>National Freight Advisory Committee</u></a> (NFAC) provides a total of 81 recommendations aimed at improving the U.S. freight transport system &ndash; with the top suggestions aimed at beefing up safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-main-focus-nfac-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/safety-main-focus-nfac-report#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:03:00 +0000 130951 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of VDOT PrePass enrollment hits milestone http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-enrollment-hits-milestone <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.helpinc.us">HELP Inc.</a>, the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass <a href="http://www.prepass.com">www.prepass.com</a> weigh-station bypass and truck- safety screening services, has announced that in May, participation in the nationwide system surpassed 475,000 pre-screened and qualified commercial trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-enrollment-hits-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-enrollment-hits-milestone#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:36:00 +0000 130411 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler's "Highway Pilot" in action http://fleetowner.com/technology/daimlers-highway-pilot-action <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Revealing its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Magdeburg, Germany, during a special media event ahead of the International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) in Hanover, Daimler Trucks provided a glimpse into how the &ldquo;Highway Pilot&rdquo; technology guiding this tractor-trailer autonomously will function.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/daimlers-highway-pilot-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/daimlers-highway-pilot-action#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:54:00 +0000 130281 at http://fleetowner.com