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June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Battling Sun Glare

Photo courtesy of AAA.

AAA Exchange offers advice on what measures drivers can take to counter sun glare and see the road more clearly.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Photo of retail marijuana courtesy of HLDI.

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Tags: Drugged Driving, HLDI, Safety, Marijuana, Risk Management, Drivers

June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Roadmaster Tires Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Infographic courtesy of Roadmaster

In 2007, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company introduced the Roadmaster line of truck tires. As Roadmaster celebrates its 10th anniversary, the tire brand has become synonymous with a strong heritage of quality products backed by innovative engineering.

Tags: Truck Tires, Company Anniversaries, Cooper Tire, 10th Anniversary, Roadmaster

June 21, 2017 - Industry News

SambaSafety Partners with General Information Services

The NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company is partnering with SambaSafety to provide expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings.

Tags: GIS, SambaSafety

June 20, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Safety Day Scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that Brake Safety Day is taking place on Sept. 7 this year across North America.

Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Air Brakes, Brakes

June 18, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

Tags: First Responders, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Massachusetts DOT

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Contractor Cited After Electrocution Death

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

A KTI Utility Construction employee was preparing a worksite for utility pole installation when his bucket truck came in contact with the energized transmission line.

Tags: OSHA, Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Citation, Fatal Accidents

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

Photo by Coolcaesar at English language Wikipedia (via Wikimedia Commons).

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety, Massachusetts DOT

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Names Safe Driving Award Recipients

In preparation for National Safety Month, Azuga, a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, announced its first Safe Driving Award recipients of 2017.

Tags: National Safety Council, Awards, Safe Driving, Azuga, National Safety Month

June 12, 2017 - Product News

TomTom Allies with Verisk Insurance Solutions

Through the alliance, fleet owners can choose to flow driving data collected by the TomTom Telematics Service Platform with WEBFLEET, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) fleet management solution, into the Verisk Data Exchange.

Tags: Telematics, TomTom, Insurance, Verisk, Drivers

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Supreme Court Denies Petition to Hear ELD Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to the ELD mandate. Photo: Public domain

Those who were waiting to adopt electronic logging devices hoping the Supreme Court would overturn the ELD mandate as unconstitutional will be disappointed to learn the court has rejected the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's petition.

Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, ELD Mandate, U.S. Supreme Court, ELDs

June 9, 2017 - Press Release

TSOA Names New Safety Manager

Transport Solutions of America (TSOA) has announced that Ernie McArthur has joined its staff as safety manager.

Tags: Safety, New Hire, TSOA, Transport Solutions of America

June 6, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

Tags: Texas, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, State Laws, Texting While Driving, Safety

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Peripheral Awareness

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Here's advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve their peripheral awareness and avoid side collisions.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia/Willmar Municipal Utilities

Two states have passed legislation to protect the safety of utility workers through ‘Move Over’ laws, which require drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety, Move Over Law

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Exploring Self-Driving Trucks

Waymo's fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Photo: Waymo

Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous-driving unit Waymo is now also developing self-driving trucks, per published reports.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

Photo: FMCSA

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, The Trucking Alliance, Truckload Carriers Association, OOIDA, ATA

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

Image via Instructional Technologies Inc.

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

Tags: Inspections, Cargo Securement, CVSA, International Roadcheck

June 1, 2017 - Global News

Report: Autonomous Trucks Could Kill Millions of Jobs by 2030

Photo via International Transport Forum report.

A new report out of Europe is projecting that 50-70% of truck driving jobs could become redundant by 2030 as a result of self-driving truck technology.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Europe, Autonomous Vehicles

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Fires Self-Driving Head at Center of Legal Battle

Anthony Levandowski speaking about the future of self-driving trucks at last year's ATA Managment Conference & Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

In the latest fallout from the legal battle between Waymo and Uber, Anthony Levandowski, who headed Uber's self-driving technology group, has been fired.

Tags: Lawsuits, Google, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Otto, Waymo

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Retires Otto Brand Name

The retirement of the Otto brand name comes on the heels of a tough year for the autonomous truck company. Photo: Otto

Uber has quietly retired the Otto brand name with no word on a future branding for the autonomous truck developer.

Tags: Google, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. Image courtesy of U.S. DOT.

3M is supplying special lane markings, signage and dedicated short-range communication devices for installation on a stretch of I-75.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, V2I, Safety, Michigan DOT

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Kansas, Air Bags, Safety

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