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Volvo Dynamic Steering introduced in North America

Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is an ultra-responsive steering system designed to lessen steering force up to 85%, Volvo says. VDS will be available as an option in the Volvo VNL and VNR models in early 2020.

NRS Brakes adds 57 SKUs to galvanized brake pad offering

NRS Brakes has added 57 new SKUs to its North American-made galvanized brake pad lineup, representing coverage for an additional 1,600 vehicles applications.

Lytx Driver Safety Program helps prevent drowsy driving, company says

Lytx has shared its data showing drowsy driving and falling asleep behind the wheel are dramatically declining among commercial drivers who use the Lytx Driver Safety Program.

Global Brake Safety Council welcomes Brian F. Chase

The Global Brake Safety Council has added Brian F. Chase to its team. Chase is the lead forensics investigator and expert witness in the October 2018 New York limousine crash, which was a direct result of catastrophic brake failure.

ASA Electronics introduces Voyager rear light camera combo

Voyager has released the VCAHD140LB Light Bar Camera, which combines an additional rear light bar with an analog high definition camera.

Schneider inducts 26 drivers into ‘Haul of Fame’

Schneider recently honored hundreds of its most accomplished drivers with awards celebrating career driving milestones. Included in the awards were Haul of Fame inductions, Million Mile Driver Awards and Consecutive Safe Driving Year Awards.

Drivewyze adds Colorado mountain corridor safety notifications service

The new service, free to current Drivewyze customers, was announced in conjunction with a Colorado Department of Transportation’s press conference that launched its “The Mountain Rules” truck safety campaign.

PrePass adds driver safety alerts along I-70 in Colorado

PrePass Safety Alliance developed the Colorado-specific alerts in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Motor Carriers Association.

FMCSA publishes hours of service proposal to improve safety, increase flexibility for drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

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FMSI, U.S. government agencies send strong message to counterfeit brake importers

The Friction Material Standards Institute (FMSI) has been working with officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Homeland Security to identify counterfeit brake products and companies who violate FMSI’s intellectual property rights ahead of the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

Bendix recognizes 2019 top-performing distributors

Through its Premier Distributor Program (PDP), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC recognizes distributors for their outstanding performance on behalf of fleet customers, owner-operators and service repair facilities across North America. This year, Bendix honors 36 companies for earning the program’s highest ranking of platinum.

Bendix-truck-in-Traffic relaunches to highlight brake industry

The new is designed to be a forum for technicians, DIYers and professional installers to talk about automotive brakes and cars.