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Category: Safety

XTRA Lease Debuts Cargo Sensors, Silver Anniversary Trailers

XTRA Lease Debuts Cargo Sensors, Silver Anniversary Trailers

| April 10, 2018

XTRA Lease is marking its 25th anniversary in a big way – a silvery new look for its 2019-model trailers and cargo sensors to help fleets manage their trailers better. The company will add approximately 9,000 new trailers to its fleet in 2018. Dry vans and reefers will be adorned with silver logos and anniversary […]

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Seegrid Notches 1 Million Self-Driving Vehicle Miles Without Incident

Seegrid Notches 1 Million Self-Driving Vehicle Miles Without Incident

| April 9, 2018

Seegrid, the leader in connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, announced that its self-driving vehicles have reached 1 million production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. Having now traveled the equivalent of 40 times around the earth, Seegrid vision guided vehicles (VGVs) have logged more infrastructure-free miles at customer sites than […]

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Virtual Reality Training Key to Addressing Driver Shortage Says One Supplier

Virtual Reality Training Key to Addressing Driver Shortage Says One Supplier

| April 6, 2018

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry faces a serious shortage of drivers, with a need to hire nearly 900,000 new operators over the next decade just to maintain the current workforce. This is a significant issue because trucking is responsible for transporting more than 70% of goods consumed in the United […]

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Continental Debuts Tire Monitoring Platform for Fleets

Continental Debuts Tire Monitoring Platform for Fleets

| April 5, 2018

Continental, a leading technology company, automotive supplier, and premium tire manufacturer, is tapping the Internet of Things (IoT) for fleet feedback and efficiency. Here’s what’s special: Continental’s new digital tire monitoring platform, ContiConnect, uses Vodafone’s IoT SIM technology to collect tire pressure data for commercial vehicle fleets, every time the trucks return to the fleet […]

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ATA Hires Dan Horvath as New Director of Safety Policy

ATA Hires Dan Horvath as New Director of Safety Policy

| April 5, 2018

The American Trucking Associations (ATA0 announced the organization has hired Dan Horvath as its new director of safety policy. Horvath, a 2017 LEAD ATA graduate, comes to ATA after more than five years as the director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc. – a national provider of workforce solutions for the commercial transportation industry […]

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Penske  Adds Video-Based Safety Program to Trucking Fleet

Penske Adds Video-Based Safety Program to Trucking Fleet

| April 4, 2018

Penske Logistics is introducing a video-based safety program in over 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks across North America. The foundation includes event-triggered onboard cameras from SmartDrive that face inside the truck cab, and outwards to the road, along with an ongoing driver safety coaching program. “We’re committed to running a safe fleet and strive to […]

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