Category: Transportation

Crash Avoidance, Cybersecurity, and V2V Communications

Pretty soon, your car may be able to tell you what’s around the next corner, whether there’s stopped traffic in the fog bank ahead, and how to avoid construction traffic on your way to work each morning by communicating with other vehicles. Unfortunately, the same technology that will allow your car to exchange information with […]

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Who Is Your Car Talking To? A Look at V2V Communications

Most of us have grown accustomed to phones, tablets, and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices that talk to us—our cars, in contrast, tend to be rather taciturn. That wasn’t always the case. For a brief period in the 1980s and 1990s, an assortment of cars—from the Chrysler LeBaron to the Nissan Maxima—verbalized warnings to drivers […]

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Seat Belt Use Is Lagging

A new national survey finds that, while they properly restrain their children, many adults mistakenly believe they are safe riding in the back seat without buckling up. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that among adults who admit to not always using belts in the back, four out of five surveyed say they […]

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FMCSA Outreach Effort Targets ELD Transition

In anticipation of the upcoming deadline for motor carriers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record driver hours of service, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is conducting a public education and outreach effort. The ELD Implementation National Tour, taking place through November, is geared towards helping commercial motor […]

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Safety Tips for Large Truck and Bus Drivers from the ‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Campaign

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more large trucks and buses on America’s roadways than ever before. Nearly 12 million registered commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are operating in the United States today. Those vehicles must share the road with more than 251 million registered passenger vehicles (according to 2014 figures […]

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‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Campaign Offers Safety Tips for Passenger Vehicle Operators

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has partnered with AAA and two industry groups, the American Bus Association and the American Trucking Association, to expand its Our Roads, Our Safety campaign. The campaign, which initially […]

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Road Safety Tips for Workers and Employers

What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing […]

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Fleet Tracking Systems: Protection for Employers and Drivers

A GPS fleet tracking system can improve your fuel efficiency, vehicle maintenance, and work flow. But the information provided by such a system can also be used to protect human life, enhance the safety of your personnel, and defend the integrity of your business. Here’s how a GPS fleet tracking program can make a significant […]

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Fleet Tracking Systems: Overcome Worker Resistance and Improve Your Environmental Performance

Companies with large fleets, like package delivery companies, police departments, and public transportation providers, have long used GPS-based fleet tracking systems to closely monitor their vehicles. Fleet tracking offers companies a more efficient way to track and dispatch drivers. In addition, they can save employers time and money and improve environmental performance by reducing fuel […]

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