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April 20, 2018 - Press Release

Gemini Motor Transport Wins Safety Award

A national trade association gives top honors to Gemini Motor Transport (Gemini), the primary fuel-hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, for the company’s safe driving record. (Photo courtesy of Love's)

National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC), a trade association that specializes in bulk transportation services, recognized Gemini at its Annual Conference Safety Award Luncheon this week.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safety & Compliance, Gemini Transport

April 20, 2018 - Press Release

FleetUp Names VP of Sales, Business Development

FleetUp named Ken McCann, formerly with Drivewyze, vice president of sales and business development, effective immediately

Tags: HOS, Safety & Compliance, ELD, New Hire, FleetUp

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Autocar Xpeditor Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue

Autocar's ACX Xpeditor

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling an estimated 541 2018-2019 Autocar Xpeditor vocational trucks because the pinch bolt on the clamp for the adjustable length drag may not have been tightened properly.

Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Refuse Fleets, Vocational Trucks

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintenance Shop Safety

The four-post lift has impact-resistant LED lights illuminating truck undercarriages. Photo: Stertil-Koni

The stakes are high and the payoffs big when it comes to worker safety, notably in reducing accidents, minimizing eyestrain, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity. Stertil-Koni says professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance.

Tags: Stertil-Koni, LED Lighting, Truck Lifts

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

American Traffic Solutions Parent Acquires Toll Management Company

The corporate parent of toll management fleet services provider American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has acquired a Miami-based toll collection company and a European traffic fee company, according to a release.

Tags: American Traffic Solutions, Toll Management, Safety, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Services, United Kingdom

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

NTSB

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Tesla Model X

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Interim NHTSA Chief Nominated to Lead Agency

Photo of Heidi King, deputy administrator of NHTSA, courtesy of that agency.

President Donald Trump has nominated Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than a year after taking office. King has been serving as the interim head of the nation's top road safety agency.

Tags: NHTSA, Safety, Donald Trump, Executive Appointment, U.S. Senate

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Four Vehicles for Transmission Part

Photo of 2018 Expedition large SUV courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 161 2017-18 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles in North America with 10R80 transmissions because the roll pin that attaches the park pawl rod guide cup to the transmission case may be missing.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Safety, Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Photo of 2018 F-150 pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Ford F-150, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Safety

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Logistics Adds Video-Based Safety Program

The foundation includes event-triggered onboard cameras from SmartDrive that face inside the truck cab, and outwards to the road, along with an ongoing driver safety coaching program. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Logistics is introducing the next generation of truck fleet safety technology through a video-based safety program in more than 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks across the company’s North America operations.

Tags: Penske Logistics, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

March 30, 2018 - Industry News

Schilli Corp. Adopts Video-Based Fleet Safety Program

Schilli fleet managers recognize the critical role driver coaching plays in reducing risk and preventing collisions. Since adopting the SmartDrive program the fleet has already seen a reduction in collisions. Photo: Schilli Corp.

Schilli has deployed the SmartDrive program across its entire fleet of more than 300 vehicles across all five of its operating companies.

Tags: SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, Collision Mitigation Technology

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Photo of Les Schwab Tire Center in Thornton, Col., via Les Schwab.

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Tires, Retreads, Safety

March 28, 2018 - Press Release

NADA Backs National Safety Council's Recall Campaign

Image courtesy of National Safety Council

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) announced its support of the National Safety Council "Check To Protect" recall campaign at its annual show in Las Vegas.

Tags: NADA, National Safety Council, Recalls, Safety

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

Gary Medalis (left), Goodyear marketing director, congratulates the 2018 Highway Hero Award winner, Frank Vieira of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Jim Park

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Tags: Goodyear, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image, Trucking's image

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

Tags: Hino, Diesel Engines, Recalls, 2018-MY

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

The truck after the crash. The NTSB said the driver may have been fatigued, and that collision avoidance/collision mitigation technology could have prevented or reduced the severity of the crash. Photo: NTSB

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Tags: NTSB, Collision Avoidance Technology, Safety, Drivers, Accidents

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, FCA, Safety

March 13, 2018 - Product News

SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive's SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Video Event Recorders, Wabco, Drivers, In-Vehicle Video, Connected Vehicles, Safety, Training, ADAS

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Video: How to Drive During an Earthquake

Earthquakes may not be common, but they can strike in every region of the country — and usually without warning. Drivers should know what to do if one hits when they're behind the wheel.

Tags: Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Earthquakes, Drivers

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Tags: Google, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo, Fully Autonomous, Artificial Intelligence

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Uses Virtual Reality to Show Pre-Collision Assist

Photo by Roselynne Reyes.

Attendees of the 2018 Work Truck Show can experience Ford Motor Co.’s new Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, which is now standard on 2019 Transit Connect compact vans.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Automatic Braking, Virtual Reality, Pedestrians

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram ProMaster City, Recalls, Compact Vans, 2018-MY, Safety

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

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

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