safety

Brake Safety Week inspection spree looms

For a full week next month, enforcers will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations. Dates here...

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Bendix announces free remedy kit for trailer spring brake valve recall

Bendix has directed owners of the trailers to work through their trailer manufacturer or an authorized Bendix parts outlet – depending on how each manufacturer has elected to administer the recall – to obtain the remedy kit.

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FMCSA launches campaign to alert public on driving safely around trucks

Through the new campaign, dubbed “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” FMCSA suggests several tips to drivers sharing the road with commercial vehicles. It also offers trucking industry stakeholders graphics to use to help spread the word.

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FMCSA warns truckers about use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory for truck drivers who use battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes.

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Dust storms causing reduced visibility along I-10 in Arizona

When dust storms occur, ADOT says to "Pull Aside, Stay Alive," and to pull off the highway as soon as it's safe to do so.

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Report indicates truck-involved fatalities up in 2015

Preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a 4 percent increase in truck-involved crashes with fatalities in 2015 over 2014.

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More than 5,000 Cummins ISX12, ISX15 engines recalled

Cummins has recalled 5,430 ISX15 and ISX12 engines due to a faulty engine control module that can short out and blow a fuse, causing the engine to stall.

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Fatigue management program seeks pilot participants

The Dynamic Assessment of Situational Awareness (DASA) fatigue management system utilizes periodic psychomotor vigilance task assessments of fatigue to deliver personalized insights for individual fatigue management.

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More than 800 recalled Volvo trucks remain unaccounted for, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still looking for hundreds of Volvo trucks recalled last month and subsequently placed out of service over potential steering problems.

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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