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Utility manufacturing plant receives safety award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.‘s Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing plant received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Award. The Safety Awards are based on DART rates (days away, restricted and transferred), which are calculated by factoring the number of hours worked relative to the number of accidents at the plant. Low occurrences of accidents result in lower DART

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Designing programs to avoid CSA violations

A 2013 CSA Violation Study by Vigillo, which provides a widely used CSA reporting system that aggregates, organizes and delivers fleet safety information in a suite of CSA Scorecards, reveals that maintenance related issues make up over 80% of all violations among all seven BASICs, or Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories. Furthermore, notes Steve Bryan,

Rand McNally highlights TND 760 in-cab devices

Executive at Ready Trucking of Ellenwood, Ga., say their dispatchers have been able to increase the time they have to plan and make better decisions, ultimately increasing the service and safety offered to their customers and drivers, by implementing Rand McNally‘s TND 760 in-cab devices. “In the past, the hardware associated with mobile communications was

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TrakLok achieves ISO 9001 compliant status for fifth year

TrakLok Inc. has completed its fifth ISO-9001 audit. The quality management standard helps ensure that the company’s integrated lock, alarm and tracking system for trailers and containers is designed and produced so customers receive a consistent product. “We knew the ISO process would challenge our management to maintain a complete quality system and drive our

NAFA urges continued funding for DERA

On June 11, NAFA Fleet Management Association Chief Executive Officer, Phillip Russo, CAE, reached out to leaders in Washington urging continued funding for the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). “Millions of older diesel engines are still in use by fleets. Thankfully, emissions from these older engines may be controlled with the use of modern, American-made

Labelmaster partnership offers MSDS to SDS conversion service in advance of OSHA Hazcom 2012/GHS deadline

Labelmaster has expanded its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) HCS/GHS offering to include a MSDS to SDS conversion service. Petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, paints and coatings companies and others involved in chemical manufacturing, in addition to importers, distributors and employers, must comply with all OSHA GHSmodified provisions by June 1, 2015, as specified in 29 CFR

UPS invests in propane for US delivery fleet

UPS announced plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The investment in propane vehicles and infrastructure is approximately $70 million. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. Operations will

Wheeltime unveils network-wide commitment to fuel-economy

WheelTime Network President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Delaney announced plans to launch a network program to expand the boundaries of miles per gallon thinking and increase fuel savings for its customers using current and readily available, off-the-shelf technology as well as training. WheelTime has begun development of such a program. The “No Limits” initiative

Eaton supports next gen. medium-, heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards

Power management company Eaton announced its support of new deadlines on national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, sanitation trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, as it works to inform regulators as they develop national fuel-saving rules. Feb. 18’s announcement by President Barack Obama calls for the

Cummins supports government efforts to develop next phase of emission, fuel-efficiency standards

Cummins Inc. announced its support for the development of a second phase of greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. “Cummins supports standards that deliver environmental benefits and help our customers in the form of increased fuel efficiency and cost savings,” said Rich Freeland, Cummins vice president and president

Incorporating trailers into U.S. heavy-duty truck efficiency rule

A pair of studies released  by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) summarize issues connected with integrating trailers into the Obama Administration’s Phase 2 regulatory program, offer detailed recommendations for addressing those issues and report results of an industry survey on current technology costs and adoption rates in the North American on-road freight sector.

PIT introduces technology certification program

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced PIT Power at its first annual Emerging Technologies Conference. “With a long history of research activities in the forest industry’s transport sector, FPInnovations is proud to be working with the multi-national transport fleets in their efforts