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U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

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Ford Recalls 30K F-150 Pickups

The company issues three separate safety recalls that involve trucks in North America.

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UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

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Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

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Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Thanks to optional automatic braking, the pickup truck now qualifies for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Ryder Adds DriveCam to 4,400 Trucks

Ryder System, Inc. announced its partnership with Lytx and the implementation of DriveCam into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

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Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

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Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

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Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

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NTEA Produces New Training Course

NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

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