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November 18, 2008 - Industry News

Tire Maintenance Cut by 75% With New TireVigil Features

TROY, MI – TireStamp Inc. has added two new features to its TireVigil Tire Pressure Management solution for fleet customers.

Tags: Tires

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Waste Management of Orange County Receives Cal/OSHA’s Safety Certification

ORANGE, CA – Waste Management of Orange County has achieved Cal/OSHA’s esteemed “SHARP,” or Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, designation at its four sites in Orange County.

Tags: OSHA, Waste Management

October 21, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Online Body Builders Manual for Class 5-7 T-Series Models

KIRKLAND, WA – The 124-page Kenworth Medium-Duty Body Builders Manual is available as a .pdf file in the Products section of Kenworth's homepage.

Tags: Kenworth

September 3, 2008 - Industry News

Road Safe America Says DOT Secretary Should Reconsider Her Opposition to Speed Governor Activation on Big Trucks

ATLANTA – In order to save lives on America’s highways and get in step with the rest of the world, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation should reconsider her opposition to activation of speed governing devices at 68 mph on tractor trailer trucks, Road Safe America has said.

Tags: U.S. DOT

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

NPTC Truck Safety Conference Set for Sept. in Virginia

HERNDON, VA - The National Private Truck Council National Safety Conference is set for Sept. 11-12 in Herndon, Va.

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Launches Industry-First Side Mirror Design on 2009 Edge Minimizing Blind Spot Risk

DEARBORN, MI – Ford is moving quickly to address driver demands for increased visibility with the Blind Spot Mirror, pulling ahead the feature’s introduction by one year to launch this fall as standard equipment on the 2009 Ford Edge.

Tags: Ford

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks and Meritor WABCO Offer Collision Safety System

PORTLAND, OR - Freightliner Trucks, in conjunction with Meritor WABCO, has announced the availability of the OnGuard Collision Safety System for select Cascadia and Century Class S/T fleets.

Tags: Freightliner

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

WorkSafe USA, Inc. Presents the Dump-Lok

DumpLok

SPRINGFIELD, IL - WorkSafe USA, Inc. now has available the Dump-Lok dump truck and dump trailer safety support device.

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

USR’s GRAB-300 Vehicle Barriers Successfully Crash-Tested to ASTM M50 Standard

FRANKLIN, TN – Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR) has successfully crash-tested minimum and maximum-width configurations for its GRAB-300 active vehicle barrier system in accordance with the newest ASTM standards.

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Ford Explorer Praised for Affordability, Safety

2008 Ford Explorer - Dark Cherry

DEARBORN, MI – The 2008 Ford Explorer is more resistant to damage and less likely to cause damage to other vehicles in low-speed crashes than other mid-size SUVs.

Tags: SUV, IIHS, Ford Explorer

June 26, 2008 - Industry News

Seat Belt Usage Among Commercial Vehicle Drivers Low

SAN DIEGO --- DriveCam Inc., a driver risk management company, announced that seat belt usage statistics remain low despite tougher seat belt laws and stringent corporate policies.

Tags: DriveCam

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

BP Asphalt Launches New Truck Safety Program

CHICAGO – BP Asphalt's new truck safety program, TruckSafe, is intented to reduce injuries and incidents related to the handling and transporting of hot liquid asphalt via truck.

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Midwest Trucking Company Earns Back-to-Back Fleet Safety Awards

BENSENVILLE, IL – Central States Trucking, one of the fastest growing trucking companies in the Midwest, has earned back-to back fleet safety awards from Acuity Insurance and A.N. Ansay & Associates (broker).

Tags: Awards

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Program Sends Driving Concerns to E-mail, Cell Phone

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Mission Linen Supply has recently contracted with National Driver Accountability Program (NDAP) to use the latest technology to monitor employees’ driving habits.

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Kinedyne Offers Road Safety Advice

TORONTO – Dodging potholes, debris, and loose cargo from truck beds and trailers can cause major accidents. Steadymate by Kinedyne gives advice on how to use tie-down and cargo equipment the right way.

Tags: Kinedyne

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

TRALA Supports Federal Standard Over N.J. Speed Limiter Bill

WASHINGTON – TRALA is opposing the consideration of New Jersey legislation that would mandate speed limiting devices on any commercial truck operating in the state until a decision is made on a federal rule.

Tags: TRALA, Speed limit

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

New Rearsight Back-Up Camera System Available for Nissan Titan, Ford F-150

LAURINBURG, NC – Rostra Precision Controls Inc. has introduced a RearSight back-up camera system for the 2008 Nissan Titan and 2008 Ford F-150.

Tags: Rostra

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Tech Startup Unveils Vehicle Anti-Collision Radar

TROY, MI –Radar Safety Technologies LLC announced the FrontAlert Collision Alert System, the company’s first product, during a news conference at Troy-based Automation Alley.

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Ken-Tool Introduces Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand

AKRON, OHIO – The Easy-Lift Bead-Seating Stand from Ken-Tool is ergonomically designed to increase productivity and reduce back strain and injuries for drivers.

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Parents Turn to GreenRoad to Monitor Teen Drivers

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --- GreenRoad Technologies Inc., a leader in driver safety technologies, is attracting growing interest from a customer segment outside of the business sector --- parents with teenage drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, GreenRoad, Teen Drivers

February 29, 2008 - Industry News

CEI Enhances DriverCare Risk Manager

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has introduced enhancements to DriverCare Risk Manager, its web-based fleet risk and safety service, that streamline client motor vehicle report (MVR) ordering.

Tags: Risk Management, DriverCare, CEI Group

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Automakers Focusing on Safety in Pickups

DETROIT – When the redesigned Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram hit dealerships this fall, some important safety features will also be standard, including electronic stability systems.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, IIHS, Ram Truck

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Rostra Precision Controls Offers ParkPilot Kit for Trucks

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. has introduced a ParkPilot Ultrasonic Smart Parking System designed specifically for trucks that did not come factory equipped with obstacle sensing.

Tags: Rostra

February 26, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet Managers and Drivers Urged to Adapt Safe Reversing

WEST YORKSHIRE, UK - The need for fleet managers and drivers to become more aware of the dangers has been emphasised by a new research report from Interactive Driving Systems, which targets reversing safety.

Tags: Fleet Manager

February 20, 2008 - Industry News

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