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Category: Safety

New Technology to Reduce Distracted Driving in Fleets

New Technology to Reduce Distracted Driving in Fleets

| April 7, 2016

Given the high correlation between distracted drivers and accidents, Cellcontrol is partnering with TomTom. Here’s how it works: Cellcontrol has developed a customized version of its patented, award-winning safe driving platform specifically for TomTom Bridge. Cellcontrol technology will pair with a driver’s smartphone in the cabin and restrict the driver’s access to certain smartphone applications […]

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New Smart Rearview Mirror from Ficosa

New Smart Rearview Mirror from Ficosa

| March 31, 2016

Ficosa, a leader in safety and connectivity systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has introduced a new “smart” rearview mirror, which is designed to contribute to added viability and safe driving decisions. This system, which has an integrated display in the structure of the interior rearview mirror, works as a mirror or as a […]

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J.B. Hunt Orders 4,000 Trailers with New Rear Impact Guard Design

J.B. Hunt Orders 4,000 Trailers with New Rear Impact Guard Design

| March 28, 2016

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., (NASDAQ:JBHT) one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, has announced that it recently ordered 4,000 Wabash National DuraPlate® dry van trailers that include the new RIG-16 Rear Underride Guard System. Here’s what’s so special: This new rear impact guard is engineered to prevent underride in multiple offset, […]

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Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump by Largest Percent in 50 Years

Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump by Largest Percent in 50 Years

| February 17, 2016

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014 – the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years. The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest […]

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Feds Launch “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative

Feds Launch “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative

| December 21, 2015

Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Bay Area resident  will be promoting sober driving this holiday season and warning those who don’t driver sober, that the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign is in full swing across the Bay Area. “We’re proud to be working […]

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AASHTO Renews Alliance to Improve Safety in Highway Work Zones

AASHTO Renews Alliance to Improve Safety in Highway Work Zones

| December 19, 2015

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is has renewed a long-standing alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to make construction work zones safer. The construction industry associations in the alliance represent more than […]

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