highway safety

Video: A highway-safety public service announcement from the pros

| September 03, 2014

Christopher Fiffie's BigRig Videos Youtube channel recently featured the following video PSA -- from veteran truckers to the general public on safe driving around trucks.

Former FMCSA administrator supports suspension of restart restrictions

| June 26, 2014

Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.

Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

| June 03, 2013

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

| May 14, 2013

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

| April 16, 2013

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

Owning your data: Trend toward usage-based insurance pricing

| February 26, 2013

If 10n2 and other companies' predictions come to fruition, it might not be long before it's possible to utilize real-time operational data to negotiate rates with your insurance company.

Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

| January 04, 2013

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

EOBRs reportedly dropped, then back in highway bill

| June 27, 2012

According to this report from Fox News, citing confidential sources knowledgeable of ongoing Senate/House conference committee work on final highway bill language, a deal has been reached that includes removal of the mandate for interstate ...

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