Tag Archives: trucking technology

High-Tech Tools Shed Light on Truck Accident Details

I am always a proponent of having access to as much information as possible, particularly as that information concerns the cause of a truck accident. In recent years, we’ve seen the advent of high-tech tools such as truck-mounted video cameras … Continue reading

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Con-way Truckload to Utilize Maptuit NaviGo Technology

Con-way Inc., one of the largest for-hire trucking carriers in North America, announced recently that it will install Maptuit  NaviGo technology on all of its trucks and tractors equipped with Qualcomm Inc. computers. A recent report in Transport Topics states … Continue reading

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Werner Adds Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) Across Fleet

Advances in trucking technology continue to make the roads safer and the jobs easier. Werner Enterprises is adding the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) to all of its nearly 24,000 trailers. So far, just under 4,000 of Werner’s Wabash National … Continue reading

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UPDATE: New Trucking Bill Would Reward Purchasers of VORAD Systems

July 12, 2011 — A new piece of trucking legislation moving through both houses would drive higher spending on collision warning systems such as Bendix’s VORAD. Two and a half years ago, when we wrote the post below about Eaton … Continue reading

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Tax Credits May Boost Trucking Safety Technology

Better trucking safety technology through tax credits. That’s the thinking behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)’s newly introduced trucking legislation, which rewards fleets with five-year tax credits for 50% of the costs of safety systems. The technologies cover collision warning/mitigation, brake-stroke … Continue reading

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GPS Helps Track Drivers’ Record of Duty Status and Prevent Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently exercises its full authority under 49 USC 504(c) to include the examination of GPS or other advanced technology records in the normal course of investigations of carrier compliance with its regulations. This helps … Continue reading

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NHTSA Extends Truck Safety Regulation

In a move that at first glance may appear to be overly cautious, but that in the long run will contribute to a reduction in the number of truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently made permanent … Continue reading

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Electronic Stability Systems as Truck Accident Prevention Tools

In an earlier post to this blog (January 15, 2009) I discussed the VORAD (Vehicle On-Board RADar) collision avoidance system and its ability to lower the number of rear-end and lane change collisions as well as its other contributions to … Continue reading

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FMCSA Conducts Benefit-Cost Analysis of Onboard Safety Systems Used to Prevent Truck Accidents

As part of its goal to reduce the number and severity of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted a of three commercial motor vehicle onboard safety systems: Forward Collision Warning Systems (FCWS) Lane Departure … Continue reading

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EOBRs: An Important Tool For Preventing Truck Accidents

EOBRs—electronic onboard recorders—provide for greater safety through accountability by recording data on driver performance, health and behaviors that may help prevent truck accidents. EOBRs may also help truck companies’ bottom line, according to a leading economist. In a speech delivered … Continue reading

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