Safety en The case for speed limiters: More political than technical? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At least one source—a study that is cited often as providing evidence to support the rule—raises a number of concerns the DOT glosses over, or ignores altogether, including speed differentials, driver fatigue, fuel efficiency, and the overall cost-benefit analysis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Running Lights Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:47:00 +0000 199561 at Speed limiter proposal: 6 slides on the basics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The DOT has packed a lot of information into its 118-page proposal to require speed limiting devices for heavy-duty vehicles. Here we highlight some of the basics: the cost-benefit analyses on the three suggested speed settings, the requirements for new trucks, the possibility of requiring older trucks to be retrofit, and the proposed penalties for non-compliance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:40:00 +0000 199521 at J&M Tank Lines adds Bendix safety technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>J&amp;M Tank Lines equipped its fleet of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> tractors with a <a href="" target="_blank">growing number of Bendix systems</a>. Most recently, Birmingham, Alabama-based J&amp;M took delivery of 20 day cabs equipped with Bendix&rsquo;s flagship collision mitigation system, Wingman Fusion.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Technology Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:49:00 +0000 199461 at <p>J&amp;M Tank Lines equipped its fleet with a number of Bendix safety systems.</p> CVSA to hold 2016 Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the <a href="" target="_blank">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week</a>, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) brake safety throughout North America.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Safety Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:00 +0000 199231 at <p>This year&#39;s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17.</p> Dept. of Labor blog adds insult to injury <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If there’s one thing—and maybe the only thing—the Dept. of Transportation and the diverse trucking industry agree on, it’s the need to attract more people—especially the next generation—to truck driving careers. So the timing is indeed unfortunate for a Dept. of Labor economist to portray driving trucks as among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., “risky in ways you might not expect.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Running Lights Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:45:00 +0000 199181 at Motor vehicle deaths up 9% through first half of 2016 <div class="field-deck"> NSC says this “upward trend” in fatalities started in late 2014 and is driven in part by a stronger economy, lower unemployment rates, and low fuel prices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Preliminary estimates from the <a href=";d=DQMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrKfx-TaWavTyU&amp;m=oi8N9L2YvEYy8nSghVsgc_ORDYKN0vQ0Vc8FBWgD-3Q&amp;s=ijZ8_RzupZpdX5vNVeGXonL_9Ehms-zuHulNPw03VeM&amp;e=">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) indicate motor vehicle deaths are up 9% through the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 and are 18% higher com[pared to the same stretch in 2014.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:52:00 +0000 199051 at <p>An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January, the group says.</p> Bendix Wingman Fusion: A Kenworth T680 In-cab Demo with Fred Andersky <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"><script src="//"></script><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="limelight_player_68872" name="limelight_player_68872" class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayerFlash" width="480" height="321" data="//"><param name="movie" value="//" /><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="flashVars" value="playerForm=Player&amp;mediaId=05b02b3bec7043938b5b38762e9dae9</object></span></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:12:00 +0000 198681 at Truck speed limiter proposal clears White House review <div class="field-deck"> Reason for delay, speed setting yet to be announced </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After 15 months in review, the Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters Proposed Rule has cleared the White House Office of Management and Budget, meaning it is available to be published in a matter of days and a public comment period will be begin.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Technology Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:15:00 +0000 198581 at FMCSA launches CMV safety campaign <div class="field-deck"> Agency seeks to educate motorists how to drive safely around large trucks and buses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) is launching a new highway safety campaign dubbed &ldquo;<a href=";d=DQMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=OMp4RiMx5G00UPIAQjhdWgvQ4kRatZf3MJT0CcTHEdQ&amp;s=tHnsGPnJlRUtPC_IOLARta6WD-1IIVj0mNbrK5_dcOY&amp;e=">Our Roads, Our Responsibility</a>&rdquo; that seeks to &ldquo;raise public</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Safety Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:00 +0000 198361 at <p>&quot;It&rsquo;s critical that all road users understand how to safely share the road.&rdquo; --Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> FMCSA convenes medical board to review sleep apnea sentiment <div class="field-deck"> Trucking groups question need for rulemaking, costs, impacts </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The public comments are in, but before moving forward with a rule to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to hear from its panel of medical experts.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:39:00 +0000 198141 at