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

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

Image: Vigillo

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: Vigillo, SambaSafety, Driver Safety, CSA, 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

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Tags: AAA, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety

March 31, 2017 - Product News

Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

Image via KeepTruckin

Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Partnership, ELDs, Factoring, ELD Mandate, Apex Capital

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

Tags: Distracted Driving, Omnitracs, Safety, Drivers

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

Tags: Research, Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

Tags: Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-450, Ford, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Product News

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Accident Management, Big Data, Data Overload

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

Photo courtesy of Altec.

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

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