Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Mack renews Share the Road commitment http://fleetowner.com/safety/mack-renews-share-road-commitment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span> will once again sponsor the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) Share the Road program. It is the 13th straight year of sponsorship for the safety education effort.</p> <p>As part of the sponsorship, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> will provide a 2014 Mack Pinnacle sleeper model.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/mack-renews-share-road-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/mack-renews-share-road-commitment#comments Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:54:00 +0000 138061 at http://fleetowner.com Women are not small men http://fleetowner.com/safety/women-are-not-small-men <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A while ago I was asked to participate in a panel discussion at the Transportation Research Board Conference in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; The overall topic for the panel was &ldquo;Safety and Security Design for Female Transportation Workers.&rdquo;&nbsp; My segment focused on &ldquo;Challenges in Equipment Design,&rdquo; and since I represent women in the trucking industry, my information related to women in trucking!&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/women-are-not-small-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/women-are-not-small-men#comments News Safety Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 137301 at http://fleetowner.com Bendix announces next-gen safety system, including “stationary vehicle braking” http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-announces-next-gen-safety-system-including-stationary-vehicle-braking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bendix.com">Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems</a> has announced that it will launch its next-generation safety system next year that will combine three crucial components - camera, radar and brakes &ndash; into a single package of advanced safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-announces-next-gen-safety-system-including-stationary-vehicle-braking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/bendix-announces-next-gen-safety-system-including-stationary-vehicle-braking#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 137191 at http://fleetowner.com CSA compliance critical, says McLeod trucking panel http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sticking closely to the rules of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program is vital in order for trucking companies and drivers alike to maintain a viable future in the freight hauling business, for acquiring even a modest series of CSA violations can &ldquo;entrap&rdquo; both in an enforcement web that can almost impossible to escape.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s one of the lessons shared during a CSA-focused trucking panel at the 2014 McLeod Software User Conference this week, being held at the National Harbor resort located just outside Washington D.C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/csa-compliance-critical-says-mcleod-trucking-panel#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:12:00 +0000 136791 at http://fleetowner.com How can $7.5B go sight unseen? http://fleetowner.com/safety/how-can-75b-go-sight-unseen <div class="field-deck"> Trucking spends billions on safety, but opponents fail to see the benefits </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Some months, when I sit at my desk and try to think of something, anything to write about in this column, my mind draws a complete blank.&nbsp; Since 2009, my words, for better or for worse, have appeared monthly in Fleet Owner and probably much to the dismay of the editors and readers as well.&nbsp;&nbsp; Still, when it occurs, I push through that complete blank slate of a mind and try to find something absolutely intriguing to write about each month.&nbsp; This is one of those months.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/how-can-75b-go-sight-unseen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/how-can-75b-go-sight-unseen#comments Fleet Management News Safety Silver Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:54:00 +0000 136141 at http://fleetowner.com The Future Just Got Closer http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-just-got-closer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It seems we can&#39;t wait for anything anymore. &nbsp;This week I am at the 21st Intelligent Transportation System World Congress. &nbsp;Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, just announced some initiatives and future production schedules that are intended to put GM more at the forefront of safety, putting their recent troubles behind them in my opinion. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-just-got-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-just-got-closer#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:13:00 +0000 135961 at http://fleetowner.com September 8, 2014: Small pickups; debating truck safety; faster bridge repairs http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-8-2014-small-pickups-debating-truck-safety-faster-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening around the world of trucking this morning:</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/september-8-2014-small-pickups-debating-truck-safety-faster-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-8-2014-small-pickups-debating-truck-safety-faster-bridge-repairs#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Safety Technology Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:43:00 +0000 135881 at http://fleetowner.com The costs of transparency http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A coalition of 10 commercial transportation associations recently petitioned Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to order FMCSA to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view">stop posting the SMS scores</a> on the CSA website. At almost the same time, OSHA is asking for additional comments on a recently proposed rulemaking where injury and illness data could be made public for all companies with 20 or more employees. Beltway bureaucrats appear to be taking the White House pledge for increased transparency a little too far.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/costs-transparency#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:14:00 +0000 135791 at http://fleetowner.com September 3, 2014: Big trucks causing big problems for Arizona county; natural gas alert; residents fight truck stop plan http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening around the trucking industry today:</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/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-3-2014-big-trucks-causing-big-problems-arizona-county-natural-gas-alert-r#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:50:00 +0000 135481 at http://fleetowner.com Stylish and economical http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week I was at the Great America Truck Show in Dallas, TX.&nbsp; I moderated a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference talking about how technology can influence driver behavior to achieve better fuel economy and safer operation.&nbsp; The conclusion is that technology can be transformative and significantly improve operations.&nbsp; Nussbaum Transportation outlined how they have improved fuel economy 25% in just over 3 years.&nbsp; They are now achieving an average of 8.81 miles per gallon on their latest vehicles.&nbsp; Earlier this year, at the Technology and Maintenance</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical#comments Equipment News Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:56:00 +0000 134651 at http://fleetowner.com