distracted driving

Survey: Firms know of cell phone use

| May 17, 2011

Survey results show that 62 percent of companies have written policies prohibiting employees from using a mobile phone while driving on the job.

Xata offers mobile phone software

| May 05, 2011

Xata Corp., a provider of trucking compliance and fleet optimization software, announced it is integrating and reselling ZoomSafer’s software, FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision, which are designed to reduce distracted driving. FleetSafer Mobile is designed to ...

Latest distraction: Hauler takes on-highway health to new heights

| March 25, 2011

Some truck drivers in Germany are on a health kick perhaps more extreme than that of their U.S. counterparts. Near the western city of Munster, the website of Germany's English-language daily the Local reported, a ...

FMCSA updates rule dates

Jill Dunn | March 23, 2011

The FMCSA and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration have discussed restricting use of electronic devices.

DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

| January 21, 2011

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

Skydiving to the ark: A Channel 19 2010 ‘Year in Review’

| December 31, 2010

It's been a banner year for dramatic, contentious, weird and/or humorous trucking news here on the Channel 19 blog. I can't possibly predict how 2010 will be remembered years down the line, but read through ...

DOT launches distracted driving video online

| November 17, 2010

Online video series explores the consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.

Study: Operating handheld device leading culprit

| September 22, 2010

SmartDrive analyzed in-cab activity captured on video in the 15 seconds prior to collisions and near-collisions.

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