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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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SmartDrive SmartIQ suite: ‘Game changer’ in driver and fleet data, company says

SmartDrive, known for its dual driver-/road-facing camera systems, takes performance indicators to new levels with its new SmartIQ suite.

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Merge gone bad — into the front right of Preston Lindsay’s daycab

Running down the list of extenuating factors in Lindsay's review of the accident takes quite a while longer than the second or two it took to happen, illustrating the well-developed instincts of the professional driver that can avoid making things worse in such circumstances.

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Driver avoids rear-end accident — without spilling a drop of coffee

At once, the driver was focused on the car that cut him off. If he'd been watching up ahead, the hard-braking event that triggered the camera and the subsequent jump up onto a curb might have also been avoided.

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‘Tampa T-Bone’ from SmartDrive’s Great Driving Insights series

If you’re running a road-facing dashcam of your own today, this video may just be further proof of what you already know — the power of on-highway video to exonerate a driver who’s doing things right in the event of an accident. The SmartDrive company typically works with fleets who wish to install both road- and driver-facing cameras. If you’re not running a road-facing dashcam of your own today, forward-facing cameras that are triggered to save ...

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Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

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Power of video: Driver exoneration the key attraction for many

From the SmartDrive company's "Great Driving Insights" series, these videos detail cases in which captured vid worked to the benefit of the driver after an accident.

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Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

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Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here.

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