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February 21, 2018 - Press Release

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Tags: Anniversaries, Lytx, Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 180,462 2017-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a column shifter to help drivers from accidentally shifting their vehicles out of Park.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Chassis Cab Trucks

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

New FMCSA chief Raymond Maretinez File photo

Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. Senate

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Steering, Drivers

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

Photo via Jusmar/Wikimedia.

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Tags: Safety, California, Oregon, Louisiana, Delaware, Washington, Rhode Island, Seat Belts, Drunk Driving, Texting While Driving

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses in Spanish

Offering training in multiple languages (the company also has courses in French and Punjabi) is not only of benefit to drivers but can also be an effective way to new drivers. (Image: CarriersEdge)

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is now offering Vehicle Inspection training courses in Spanish.

Tags: Training, Driver Training, CVSA, CarriersEdge, Spanish, Vehicle Inspections

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Uber for Trucking, Regional Haul, Drivers, Truck Drivers

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety Tips, Weather

February 1, 2018 - Press Release

Jasper Facility Earns Safety Certification

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., has achieved STAR Certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Safety Certification

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Altec Recalls Cranes for Load Control

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Set to begin Feb. 15, the recall covers 122 Altec AC40-152S cranes in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Utility Fleets, NHTSA, Cranes, Safety, Altec Industries

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

Drivers need to remember to slow down and move over — if safe — whenever they see an emergency vehicle stopped ahead on a multi-lane roadway.

Tags: AAA, Michigan State Police, First Responders, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

January 27, 2018 - Industry News

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NHTSA, Safety, Rear-End Collisions, Semi-Autonomous, Accidents

January 26, 2018 - Industry News

With Fewer Cargo Thefts, 2017 Was a Safer Year

CargoNet recorded a total of 741 cargo theft events in the U.S. and Canada last year, down from 836 in 2016. Source: CargoNet

CargoNet recorded a total of 741 cargo theft events in the U.S. and Canada last year, down from 836 in 2016.

Tags: Security, Vehicle Theft, Cargo Theft, Cargo

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

HLDI Reveals Vehicles With Lowest Collision Losses

The Ford F-250 4WD is among the top 10 vehicles with the lowest overall losses, according to an analysis by HLDI. Screen shot via YouTube.

The top 10 list, released by the Highway Loss Data Institute, includes large pickups from Ford and Ram.

Tags: Ford F-150, Jeep Wrangler, Subaru Outback, Claims Management, Volkswagen Golf, GMC Canyon, Ram 1500, Crash Research, Mazda CX-5, HLDI, Safety

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Nationwide Executive Elected IIHS Chairman

William Windsor Jr.

William L. Windsor Jr. will head the board of directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: IIHS, HLDI, Safety

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 5 Things to Remember About Roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation offers advice on how to safely navigate a roundabout.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Roundabouts, Safety, Washington DOT

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Control

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The safety recall, which covers 1,526 devices, is expected to begin Feb. 28.

Tags: Terex, Recalls, Aerial Devices, NHTSA, Safety, Utility Fleets

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Ford, Windows, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, Safety

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Video: Report Urges Lowering Driver Blood Alcohol Limits

To reduce alcohol-related crashes, a new National Academies of Sciences study also recommends raising alcohol taxes and requiring interlocks for all DWI offenders.  

Tags: Drunk Driving, Research, State Laws, Safety, National Academies of Sciences

January 18, 2018 - Press Release

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Safe Fleet

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Speci'ing Work Trucks

A truck's chassis manufacturer determines a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVW is the total weight of a truck and its payload. Photo courtesy of Ford

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

Tags: NTEA, CDL, Work Trucks, Gross Vehicle Weight, Safety

January 15, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Tags: AAA, Driver Health, Safety

January 15, 2018 - Industry News

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

Tags: Georgia, Distracted Driving, State Legislation, Safety, Cell Phone Use, Hands-Free

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