safety

Staring down a head-on collision with Carroll Fulmer driver

Latest from Dashcam Central: When you see somebody coming at you out of the distance, it can take a moment to realize just what you're seeing. In this case a pair of headlights emerging and, it becomes increasingly clear, attached to a four-wheeler who is in your very lane.

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Podcast: Big data at ‘tipping point’ for new safety applications

Fatigue management and monitoring techs will become, over the next 30 years, ubiquitous in fleet trucks -- even, says safety expert Don Osterberg, in owner-operated units.

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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The Dipwad 500

Wendy on the most popular race going: "Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here. Truck stop racing is based on the premise that no one else around matters much, and safety is for the birds."

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The 500 million dollar question

"Since when were the words 'safety' and 'revenue' interchangeable? Oh that's right, I forgot. They became interchangeable the minute safety became a billion-dollar business."

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Tarping safety: ‘Don’t become a statistic this year’

"Be careful," notes owner-operator Pete Zimmer in this dispatch on tarping safety and the need for better safety practices at some load locations: "It's no secret that drivers are forced to tarp loads that are in unsafe conditions."

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National Fleet Safety Awards divisional winners named by TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the divisional winners of its annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

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David Stout presents ‘Car loses control in front of my 18-wheeler in Ky.’

Looks like safe speeds in wet conditions saved operator Stout from a potential collision as a four-wheeler lost traction and ended up with its headlights pointed in Stout's direction in the lane ahead.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Another impatient four-wheeler.’

A view from Kimball's dashcam of yet another "impatient four-wheeler passing me on the shoulder in Columbia, Mo."

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DOT rule to implement new carrier rating system published, FMCSA seeking comment

FMCSA has published a proposed rule that would reform the way it rates carriers and determines their overall safety fitness to operate, and the agency is accepting public comment on the proposal for 60 days.

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