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Photo of QWIK-CHECK courtesy of Phillips Industries

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QWIK-CHECK

Phillips Industries has introduced the QWIK-CHECK, developed for quick and easy confirmation of power within the seven-way connection between the tractor and trailer.

Gary Medalis (left), Goodyear marketing director, congratulates the 2018 Highway Hero Award winner, Frank Vieira of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Jim Park

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Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

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Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

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Vionic 5-by-7 Headlight

Maxxima's Vionic 5-by-7 inch Integrated Dual-Beam LED headlight is a rugged light designed for low- and high-beam illumination in commercial vehicles and industrial applications.

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6 Steps to Obtain a Medical Exemption

For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.

The truck after the crash. The NTSB said the driver may have been fatigued, and that collision avoidance/collision mitigation technology could have prevented or reduced the severity of the crash. Photo: NTSB

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Collision Avoidance May Have Lessened Truck Crash Damage

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

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Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

SmartDrive's SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive

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SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

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Video: How to Drive During an Earthquake

Earthquakes may not be common, but they can strike in every region of the country — and usually without warning. Drivers should know what to do if one hits when they're behind the wheel.

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo

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Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

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What Will Your Next Crash Really Cost?

After reading our first white paper, “Enlist the Aid of ‘Road warriors’ to Help Predict Your Next Crash,” you know at-fault crashes are predictable. In this White Paper, Number Two of our series, you will learn that, since at-fault crashes are predictable, they are also preventable through the use of new technology.


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