Tag Archives: Safety
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Operation Safe Driver Week Highlights Safety Concerns On Our Nation’s Highways

Connecticut takes the initiative to shed light on current dangers experienced by highway drivers It is an unfortunately all-too common sight – a tractor trailer, heavy duty truck, or bus is involved in an accident on one of our nation’s highways. These massive vehicles aren’t inherently more dangerous than a passenger car; they simply pose […]

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Staying Attentive During Long Hauls

Fatigue is the nemesis of every long haul trucker. You feel the need (and often the pressure) to continue driving, but your mind and body are begging you for a break. Unfortunately, ignoring your body’s physical exhaustion cues and continuing to drive anyway leads to a multitude of safety issues, including inattentiveness, being more easily […]

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Meritor Wabco Ups Safety Quotient

In the minds of Jon Morrison and Scott Belcher, innovation comes from pushing the limits. First came anti-lock brakes for trucks, then the OnGuard collision mitigation system (CMS). Now, Meritor Wabco is taking safety to a new level with its next-generation OnGuard system as well as a new lane departure warning system, electronically controlled air […]

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Schneider National Buying 3,000 New Tractors

The carrier is replacing one-third of its fleet with tractors coming right off the production line this year at a rate of 75 per week. They will save fuel, cut emissions, and help drivers avoid rear-end collisions. Green Bay, Wis.-based truckload carrier Schneider National announced May 2 that it is transforming its tractor fleet this […]

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