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Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

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State, Local Violations Top List of Citations in Safe Driver Week

State and local moving violations were the most common citations given to commercial vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option for the Kenworth T370 medium duty truck in certain vocational applications such as aggregate hauling. Photo: Kenworth

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Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

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U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

Videos

Storm Triggers Deadly Pileup in Mich.

A blinding snow storm on Dec. 8 caused a major pileup on I-96 near Lansing, Mich., killing three people and injuring 11. Drivers of big commercial trucks were among those who struggled to maintain control on the slick highway -- and several were unsuccessful. Especially in wintry driving conditions, motorists need to take extra precautions in sharing the road with heavy-duty commercial trucks. Video courtesy of CBS News. For the full safety tip, click here.

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Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers passed the Senate late Friday night, Dec. 9.

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FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Articles

Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

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Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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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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