The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Safety & Accident

Articles

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers. In 2016, more than 21,000 roadside inspection reports contained a violation for using a handheld mobile device while operating a CMV.

Ding Yuhua (right), Triangle Tire chairman, talks with Tony Copeland, North Carolina Dept. of Commerce secretary (center) and Phil Berger, state senator. Triangle Tire USA VP of Sales Rick Phillips and CEO Manny Cicero are in the background behind Ding.

Articles

Truck Tire Production Projected to Rise in the Next Five Years

Remember how the tire market was doing in the first quarter of this year? No? I’m guessing that is the result of selective memory. It was pretty slow, and that is an understatement.

With more fleets looking at adding straight trucks to their operations because of the rising interest in providing last-mile delivery services, the issue of safety becomes more complicated than just simply answering, “Since I have a straight truck, what rules do I have to follow?” Photo: J.J. Keller

Articles

5 Compliance Tips for Straight-Truck Drivers

With the rising interest in providing last-mile delivery services, more and more fleets are looking at adding straight trucks to their operations. But a question often asked of compliance experts is, 'what rules do I have to follow?' It's a simple question that lacks a simple answer.

Image courtesy of Chevrolet

Articles

Leveraging Big Data for Actionable Safety Intelligence

The ability to access or analyze big data, especially in real-time as it streams in, can have an enormous impact on fleet safety, particularly if it is used to predict the onset of an event or provide insight into how to transform a process or an operation.

Photo: Getty Images

Articles

How to Use Technology in Truck Accident Management

Technology is impacting accident costs on all sides, from helping to reduce the number of overall accidents to increasing the cost of accident repairs.

Photo: Getty Images

Articles

Strategies to Minimize Driver Distraction

One accident can make a huge impact on a company’s bottom line, which is why safety policies are critical. A major component of fleet safety is the challenge of distracted drivers.

Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

Articles

How to Winterize Your Truck

Having your truck prepared for winter can make the difference between being comfortable while sitting out the storm or miserable. A few common-sense precautions can make driving in bad weather a bit safer.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

Articles

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

Crash harm costs in six Oregon truck crash &amp;lsquo;hot spots.&amp;rsquo;<br />

Articles

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

Photo: Getty Images

Articles

Latest Innovations in Retread Tires

Long a staple of the replacement tire market for trucks and vans as well as tractor-trailers, aircraft, and buses, new advances in manufacturing and technology have made retreaded tires an attractive choice for fleet owners and operators.

Previous||123456789101112||
Targeted news and advice on the Safety and Risk-related issues critical to fleet management. Extensive coverage of safety news, product reviews, cost calculators, accident management, driver training and comprehensive archives.

Featured Companies

| CLICK ARROWS TO NAVIGATE

eDriving
[ view more info ]

Research and Best Practices

See more

Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


FleetFAQ

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

EOBR stands for electronic on-board recorders.

Read more