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May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Photo by C.G.P. Grey/Wikimedia Commons.

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

May 15, 2017 - Press Release

SambaSafety's Vigillo Offers Driver Risk Profile Product

SambaSafety's Vigillo has introduced Roadside Resume, a commercial driver safety, compliance and risk profile that's being launched at the same time as the spring update of SambaSafety's DriverMonitor driver risk management solution.

Tags: Risk Management, Drivers, CSA, Vigillo, SambaSafety

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Motorcycles

Photo courtesy of TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so here's advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to share the road safely with motorcyclists.

Tags: California DMV, Motorcycles, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety, California Highway Patrol

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Pickups Recalled for Air Bags, Seat Belts

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA.

The recall, set to begin June 23, covers more than 1 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

Tags: Seat Belts, Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Air Bags, Ram 3500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, Safety, FCA

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

Photo: CVSA

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

Tags: Cargo Management, Kinedyne, Inspections, CVSA, International Roadcheck

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

Tags: IIHS, Crash Tests, Safety, Semitrailers

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Faulty Air Bag Labeling

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

The recall, expected to begin June 9, covers nearly 114,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans, Air Bags, Ram ProMaster, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Understanding Flood Dangers

Fleet drivers in all states need to be informed about the dangers of flash floods. Here are tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Flooding, Missouri, Weather, Safety

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

Photo: Jim Park

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

Tags: TRALA, Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism, TSA, Safety

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Proper Steering Grips

Here's steering advice from AAA, the California DMV and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Head Stepping Aside During Legal Battle

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

Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group and founder of autonomous truck startup Otto, has stepped aside from that role in the midst of a legal battle with Waymo, according to a Business Insider news report.

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

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Samsung and Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Photo via Samsung

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short- and long-haul trucking.

Tags: Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, Samsung

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho Power Implements Safe Driving Pilot Program

Photo courtesy of Idaho Power

About 600 Idaho Power employees will participate in the pilot program, which includes taking a short survey to measure perceptions and practices about distracted driving.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Distracted Driving, Utility Fleets, Safety

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

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Vigillo's new Roadside Resume is billed as a comprehensive commercial driver safety, compliance, and risk profile to help carriers identify safe and risky drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Vigillo, SambaSafety, High-Risk Drivers, Drivers, Analytics, Big Data

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Tacoma Trucks for Oil Leaks

Photo of Toyota Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers an estimated 228,000 pickup trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Tags: Toyota, Pickup Trucks, Toyota Tacoma, Recalls, 2016-MY, 2017-MY

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

April 21, 2017 - Product News

Pilot Flying J Carrying Transflo ELDs in Stores

Photo: Business Wire

Pegasus TransTech announced that its Transflo ELD T7 devices will now be distributed in Pilot and Flying J travel centers in the U.S.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, ELDs

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

Tags: Road Deaths, Accidents, Highways, Geotab

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Teletrac Navman Partners with PTV Group

The integration through Teletrac Navman’s open API offers carriers a single interface to optimize the list of stops drivers need to complete in a given time period, taking into account vehicle dimensions, load capacity, road restrictions, hazardous materials, and other configurations that may affect the route.

Tags: Telematics, Safety & Compliance, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman, DIRECTOR

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Work Zones, Safety

April 13, 2017 - Press Release

SmartDrive Provides Insight on Distracted Driving

The data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, and drive faster than the speed limit compared to all other drivers.

Tags: Accidents, SmartDrive Systems, Distracted Driving

April 11, 2017 - Press Release

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

Photo: PRNewsfoto/Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign called Built for Better, which will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as a sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Bandag, Bridgestone

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

Tags: AAA, Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Tags: Technology, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, Consultants

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