Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Preparing for Brake Safety Week 2016 http://fleetowner.com/safety/preparing-brake-safety-week-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The annual <a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-hold-2016-brake-safety-week-sept-11-17">Brake Safety Week</a> inspection campaign led by the <a href="http://cvsa.org/">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance</a> (CVSA) kicks off on Sunday Sept. 11 and will run through Sept. 17. During last year&rsquo;s campaign, more than 2,300 vehicles across North America were placed out of service for brake violations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/preparing-brake-safety-week-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/preparing-brake-safety-week-2016#comments Equipment News Safety Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:14:00 +0000 200431 at http://fleetowner.com Connected Vehicles and Distracted Driving: How to improve safety without sacrificing efficiency (webinar) http://fleetowner.com/connected-vehicles-and-distracted-driving-how-improve-safety-without-sacrificing-efficiency-webinar <div class="node-body link-body"><div></div></div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://fleetowner.com/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/ThinkstockPhotos-185436629.jpg?1473446014" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> Safety Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:20:00 +0000 200351 at http://fleetowner.com Brake Safety Week 2016: Tips from Bendix, CVSA http://fleetowner.com/safety/brake-safety-week-2016-tips-bendix-cvsa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of the most common violations that Will Schaefer sees during the <a href="http://cvsa.org/" target="_blank">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week</a> is out-of-adjustment brakes.</p> <p>Schaefer, who is CVSA&rsquo;s director of vehicle programs, noted that 20% of commercial vehicles on the road are placed out of service for violations &ndash; half of which are brake-related. And more than half of those are due to out-of-adjustment problems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/brake-safety-week-2016-tips-bendix-cvsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/brake-safety-week-2016-tips-bendix-cvsa#comments Equipment News Safety Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:03:00 +0000 199781 at http://fleetowner.com <p>During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system violations as part of CVSA&rsquo;s annual outreach and enforcement campaign.</p> The case for speed limiters: More political than technical? http://fleetowner.com/blog/case-speed-limiters-more-political-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="http://fleetowner.com/blog/case-speed-limiters-more-political-technical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/case-speed-limiters-more-political-technical#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Running Lights Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:47:00 +0000 199561 at http://fleetowner.com Speed limiter proposal: 6 slides on the basics http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-proposal-6-slides-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="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-proposal-6-slides-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-proposal-6-slides-basics#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:40:00 +0000 199521 at http://fleetowner.com J&M Tank Lines adds Bendix safety technologies http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-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="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> tractors with a <a href="http://www.safertrucks.com" 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="http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-tank-lines-adds-bendix-safety-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-tank-lines-adds-bendix-safety-technologies#comments News Safety Technology Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:49:00 +0000 199461 at http://fleetowner.com <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 http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-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="http://cvsa.org/" 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="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-hold-2016-brake-safety-week-sept-11-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-hold-2016-brake-safety-week-sept-11-17#comments Maintenance Equipment News Safety Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:00 +0000 199231 at http://fleetowner.com <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 http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-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="http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-injury#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Running Lights Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:45:00 +0000 199181 at http://fleetowner.com Motor vehicle deaths up 9% through first half of 2016 http://fleetowner.com/safety/motor-vehicle-deaths-9-through-first-half-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="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nsc.org_pages_home.aspx&amp;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="http://fleetowner.com/safety/motor-vehicle-deaths-9-through-first-half-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/motor-vehicle-deaths-9-through-first-half-2016#comments News Safety Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:52:00 +0000 199051 at http://fleetowner.com <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 http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-wingman-fusion-kenworth-t680-cab-demo-fred-andersky <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"><script src="//video.limelight.com/player/embed.js"></script><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="limelight_player_68872" name="limelight_player_68872" class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayerFlash" width="480" height="321" data="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf"><param name="movie" value="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf" /><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="http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-wingman-fusion-kenworth-t680-cab-demo-fred-andersky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-wingman-fusion-kenworth-t680-cab-demo-fred-andersky#comments Equipment News Safety Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:12:00 +0000 198681 at http://fleetowner.com