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  • Distracted driving can be costly for fleets, and tragic

    September 12, 2018 2:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    HOUSTON, Texas – Collisions can be costly for fleets, and one of the most common causes of an accident is distracted driving. Speaking during the final day of the PeopleNet in.sight User Conference in Houston, C.J. Meurell, co-founder of Motion

  • Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

  • Caution is urged for those travelling in the shadow of Hurricane Florence

    September 12, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTE, S.C. – As the Southeastern United States prepares for Hurricane Florence the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are urging caution to fleets and drivers that may be in the area. Tuesday more

  • Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 9:58AM by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

  • Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 9:56AM by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

  • Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 10:12AM by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • SambaSafety reaches 1.7 million subscribers

    July 20, 2018 6:52AM by Truck News

    DENVER, Col. – SambaSafety says it has reached a new milestone, exceeding 1.7 million subscribers to its driver risk management platforms. In the last three years, the company says it has assessed risk on more than 100 million unique regulated

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

    July 13, 2018 11:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police

  • OPP concerned about truck crash rates

    July 13, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • Use Humboldt lessons as ‘catalyst’ for change: CTA

    July 11, 2018 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking governments to look beyond the actions of an individual driver in the wake of a truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family, and explore a series

  • MELT coming to Alberta in January 2019

    July 10, 2018 8:05PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association