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Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

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NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

The Andrus team, which serves 11 Western states and Texas, entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program with it's 340-truck fleet.

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DriveCam Video Helps Address Driver Complacency

When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.

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Safety Tip: Assembling a Winter Emergency Kit

It's time again to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a fully stocked winter emergency kit in their vehicle. Here's some advice on what to include.

Videos

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

Here's some advice on what to include in a vehicle's winter emergency kit. This video, which originally aired in 2013, is courtesy of CTN News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Photo of wrong-way alert courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Developing Evasive Steering, Wrong-Way Alert

Ford is developing several next-generation driver-assisting technologies, including evasive steering that can steer the vehicle away from a collision if the driver doesn't respond and an alert that recognizes when a driver is heading the wrong direction on a road.

Photo: Peterbilt.

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Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

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DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Safety Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

A return to standard time generally means more driving during dusk and after-dark hours. Here's advice to help fleet drivers make the transition more smoothly.

Videos

Using High-Beam Lights

High-beam lights can be critical for safe driving on dark, rural roads. Here's some advice on when to use them. Video courtesy of Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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