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Simulation training goes mobile: is there a faster payback?

Software developers now offer their products and services through a subscription model with no up-front costs. Driver simulation training has followed suit.

Flagger Force sees incident damage costs in fleet drop 33 percent with SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of video-based driver performance systems that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced that customer Flagger Force has reduced its incident damage costs by 33 percent ...

Omnitracs shares tips for safe winter driving

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management technologies, released a list of tips designed to encourage safe driving behavior, vehicle maintenance, and driver health and wellness during the winter months.

Lytx opens entries for Driver, Coach of the Year awards

The Lytx awards recognize drivers and fleet safety personnel at organizations currently using the Lytx DriveCam program. Award submissions may be completed online and are due by Jan. 4, 2016.

NTSB wants FMCSA to require drug testing for synthetic marijuana

The NTSB made two recommendations to the FMCSA after a crash investigation revealed a driver's use of synthetic marijuana.

Fleet coalition releases white paper on private sector’s role in road safety

Some of the world's largest fleets have formed Together for Safer Roads (TSR) and released a white paper assessing progress made since the U.N. General Assembly established its Decade of ...

Going beyond compliance: an inside look at the evolution of outsourcing (with video)

A look at how compliance and risk management services, and one company in particular, have evolved since "deregulation" of the trucking industry.

Omnitracs creates model to predict serious accidents using HOS data

The company says the model is designed for any fleet using an electronic HOS management system, regardless of size.

Volvo issues recall for approximately 8,200 trucks

Volvo Trucks North America has issued two recalls recently, affecting approximately 8,200 trucks total.

12.3 percent of trucks inspected placed out-of-service during Brake Safety Week

The results are in from this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Brake Safety Week held Sept. 6-12, and inspectors placed 2,321 of the 18,817 vehicles inspected out-of-service during the week ...

Ruan, Searcy take home 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards

Volvo Trucks North America has awarded Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Searcy Trucking Limited as recipients of the 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards for their dedication to safety and training ...

Lytx debuts ActiveVision driver performance monitoring and coaching service

After four years of development, Lytx announced the launch of a new ActiveVision service that identifies specific behavior patterns indicative of distracted and drowsy driving.

Bendix moves to support Operation Safe Driver

As the commercial vehicle industry continues to engineer safer equipment and develop more effective safety systems, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC recognizes that the most advanced technologies must still be ...

FMCSA making minor amendments to language in federal inspection regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to amend regulations in two parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The proposed amendments are for various provisions in the ...

Danella Companies sees big safety improvements from video-based program

Overall, the construction fleet experienced a 79 percent improvement in its safety score with a reduction in litigation expenses, better driver retention and greater operational efficiency.