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ATA Welcomes SambaSafety as a Corporate Partner

August 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety

The American Trucking Associations announced SambaSafety as an ATA Corporate Partner. SambaSafety is a leading provider of commercial truck driver risk management solutions in North America, “Information is one of the keys to safety; drivers are always processing information real-time and companies are evaluating data on a macro-level to improve [...]

All Commercial Trucks Subject to CVSA Brake Inspection Sept. 11-17

July 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
All Commercial Trucks Subject to CVSA Brake Inspection Sept. 11-17

In less than two months, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. This annual outreach and enforcement campaign — [...]

Steering Problem Prompts Recall of 129 Volvo VNL Trucks

July 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Steering Problem Prompts Recall of 129 Volvo VNL Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2013 VNM and VNL trucks manufactured between April 16, 2012 and May 4, 2012. These vehicles — numbering about 129 trucks — are equipped with certain Meritor FF967 non-drive front steer axles that may have been incorrectly heat treated. The truckmaker [...]

Truck Software, GPS Nav Firms Team Up to Improve Driver Safety

July 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Truck Software, GPS Nav Firms Team Up to Improve Driver Safety

Sygic Business Solutions, creators of an advanced navigation app, has teamed up with Forward Thinking Systems, a vehicle and asset-tracking software company, to streamline compliance for truck fleets while improving the safety of long-haul truck drivers with Rest Stop Planning. This partnership offers a technological solution that minimizes the possibility [...]

SmartDrive Extends Share the Road Commitment with ATA

July 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Safety, Technology

SmartDrive, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, has renewed as an ATA Featured Product provider, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Along with being an ATA Featured Product provider, SmartDrive is also a supporter of ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program. [...]

ATA Lauds FMCSA Launch of a Non-preventable Truck Crash Program

July 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Thursday expressed its gratitude that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be launching a pilot program to allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record. “Since FMCSA began using crash history to rate motor carriers’ safety, ATA has argued that crashes [...]

NHTSA Claims Traffic Deaths Show Sharp 7.7% Increase in 2015

July 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
NHTSA Claims Traffic Deaths Show Sharp 7.7% Increase in 2015

Preliminary information released late last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. The report said an estimated 35,200 people died last year, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014. “Every American [...]

America’s Road Team: Declare Independence from Unsafe Driving

July 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team captains are urging motorists to take care on the roads this Independence Day holiday weekend. “Whether you’re heading to the beach, a family barbecue or to watch the fireworks and celebrate our nation’s birthday, it is important to be mindful of [...]

Volvo Recalls Some Model 2017 VNL Trucks for Potential Electrical Short

July 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Volvo Recalls Some Model 2017 VNL Trucks for Potential Electrical Short

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2017 VNL trucks manufactured March 15, 2016, to April 20, 2016, equipped with a Cummins ISX12 or ISX15 engine using certain engine control modules (ECM). These ECM’s may experience an internal electrical short that can cause a fuse to blow, resulting [...]

Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

June 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually according to a landmark report released Wednesday by American Trucking Associations. “We know that this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation’s highways,” said Dave Osiecki, ATA’s executive vice president of National Advocacy. “With the results [...]