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All About the ELD Mandate

From the basics regarding compliance to details regarding costs and benefits, everything the vocational truck fleet manager needs to know about the upcoming deadline for the ELD mandate is shared.

News

Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

Videos

How to Perform Hands-Only CPR

Cardiac emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere, including crash scenes. This video explains how to perform hands-only CPR. Video courtesy of American Red Cross/Howcast. For the full safety tip, click here.

In addition to ensuring ongoing ELD mandate compliance as the specifications are released, Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR HOS customers will continue to enjoy free system installation and training. (Image courtesy of Teletrac Navman)

Products

DIRECTOR Compliance Solution

The DIRECTOR fleet management platform tracks assets and collects valuable data for business insights. In addition to reducing the paperwork necessary for tracking HOS, it provides second-by-second information to help carriers reduce operational expenses, identify trends, and improve business processes.

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News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Transmission Issue

The recall covers 21,000 NPR HD, NPR XD, NQR and NRR trucks in the 2015 to 2017 model years.

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

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Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

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Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO Photo: Evan Lockridge

News

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

Belly strapping: The lower stack of this load was secured before the top stack was placed aboard and tied down. There are more than enough straps to satisfy safety and regulatory demands. Photos: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Articles

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


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