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Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

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Nissan Recalls Titan Pickups for Seat Belts

The recall, set to get under way Sept. 26, covers more than 44,000 crew cab trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

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Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

Photo of 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

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GM Recalls 2014 Pickup Trucks for Steering

The recall covers more than 690,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the 2014 model year.

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Wheel-Checks

Wheel-Check can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection and is also heat sensitive.

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Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

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Cummins Launches Smartphone-Based ELD Solution

Cummins has launched a new fleet software company called Zed Connect and announced its first product, Zed ELD – a smartphone based electronic logging solution.

Photo of Journeyman replacement bumper courtesy of Luverne Truck Equipment.

Products

Journeyman HD Truck Replacement Bumper

The Journeyman is a bumper and brush guard combination. It is built from 10-gauge steel and schedule-40 pipe, welded together into a one-piece design.

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

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Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

Image courtesy of MAT Holdings, Inc.

Products

Bendix Fleet MetLok Brakes

MAT Holdings, Inc. announced the relaunch of the Bendix Brakes brand Fleet MetLok product line, a line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications, as well as service and pursuit vehicles.

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