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 ...

One Girl Trucking: ‘More courtesy now’

| June 01, 2012

An encounter with a pair of joy-riding, inconsiderate motorcyclists over Memorial Day turned dramatic when truck driver Bethany, blogging at One Girl Trucking, decided enough was enough and confronted the bikers at a red light. Read ...

Pulse

Max Heine | March 01, 2012

Years from now it might turn out that EOBRs and apnea screening are two intrusions that never lived up to the bluster.

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