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Electronic Logging Devices Now Officially Required For Fleets Using Automatic On-board Recording Devices

Prior to the federal rule mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs), some trucking fleets were equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs). According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), AOBRDs function similarly to ELDs in some aspects. Both devices record: Date and time Engine hours Miles driven Hours driven Locations On-duty and off-duty status...

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Is the Trucking Industry Behind the Curve on Safety Technology?

According to recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities involving large commercial trucks are continuing to rise. In 2018, approximately 4,678 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks – up 1 percent from 4,369 in 2107. What’s even more shocking, truck crash fatalities have increased for four consecutive...

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Here’s How to Stay Safe Around Erratic Truck Drivers

Have you ever been traveling down Interstate 10 or Interstate 35 and felt nervous when a large truck was in your proximity? Perhaps you were worried about being rear-ended by a big rig or sideswiped while passing one. The unease you feel around large trucks is also felt by many other drivers, and for legitimate...

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New App May Help Prevent Distracted Driving Crashes in San Antonio

It's every parent's worst nightmare: losing their child, especially by something that could have been prevented. With the advent of tech-savvy smartphones and other handheld devices, distracted driving has become a growing concern for road safety. After losing her daughter to a distracted driving crash in 2017, one San Antonio mother has advocated for a...

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Can Automatic Emergency Braking Prevent Fatal Truck Crashes?

Large commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs., making it difficult to stop when traveling at a high speed. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 4,657 large commercial trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2017. That's why lawmakers are currently pushing for automatic emergency braking (AEB) technology to become standard on all...

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Distracted truck drivers are a growing threat to public safety

Generally speaking, crashes caused by distracted driving have become a growing problem in recent years. Every time you embark on San Antonio roads, you are likely within the proximity of someone texting, programming a GPS, using an infotainment system, or multitasking behind the wheel. It's become so habitual in our driving culture that many people...

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42% rise in deadly truck crashes comes despite more safety inspections

The U.S. trucking industry’s safety record is much improved from decades ago. Legislation in the 1980s required more roadside inspections and gave states money to carry most of those out — and that was even before technological improvements made trucks much safer. Yet, fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States increased 42 percent...

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Efforts underway to make San Antonio safer for bicyclists

Riding a bike in San Antonio can be deadly. Twenty-nine people were killed or seriously injured while riding a bike in 2018 in the San Antonio area. That’s according to the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) bicycle advisory committee on the website of Texas Public Radio KSTX - San Antonio. The Bicycle Mobility Advisory...

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