safety

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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Brake Safety Week inspection spree to be held in September

Here are the dates in which North American inspectors will hold a week-long inspection spree focusing on compliance of brake systems and components.

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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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PacLease announces new online driver training program

The program offers more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance.

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Amid ‘fatigued driver’ out-of-service discussions, panel releases report on research into fatigue measurement

The 392.3 "ill/fatigued operator" regulation has come under fire from truckers and inspectors in recent years due to lack of objective standards for its enforcement. A new report from the National Academies in some ways underscores the criticism while charting a course for FMCSA on fatigue research.

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POLL: Future for ‘fatigued driving’ enforcement?

Could DWF (driving while fatigued) be treated like DUI? Will technologies emerge enabling real-time monitoring in-cab to eventually give way to an entirely new approach to the hours of service? Which of these (or other) scenarios do you think might be most likely in the future ....

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