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    Drivewyze adds insightful reports

    October 31, 2018 10:43AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Drivewyze, known for its PreClear weigh station bypass services, has launched the Drivewyze Insights reporting service – giving customers monthly reports on safety and violation information. Insights collects inspection and violation source data across 50 states, and as much as

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    Tire cage offers care when adding air

    October 1, 2018 3:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Martins’ new heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) have been unveiled to protect maintenance teams during the tire inflation process. The new cages include six heavy-duty reinforcement bars, a pneumatic safety valve on the cage door, an air hose with lock-on

  • Horvath to head safety at ATA

    August 14, 2018 3:25PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is naming Dan Horvath their new vice president of safety policy. In the role Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, as well as representing ATA and its

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • ATA names director of safety policy

    April 4, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dan Horvath, a former director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc., as its new director of safety policy. He’s also been an auditor with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier

  • Transport Canada tackles ‘phantom’ vehicle lighting

    March 21, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada will soon require updated lighting packages in new cars, in a bid to address those who travel in the dark without any lights. As of 2021, manufacturers will have to build vehicles that either have

  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • Risky Business: Selling safety to the CEO

    June 6, 2014 1:49PM by Rick Geller

    Running a safe operation is good for profits and productivity