Category: Safety

Should Trucking Fleets Ban Cell Phone Usage?

Cell phones offer truck drivers useful information such as weather and delivery points which can significantly ease their jobs. However, cell phones in fleets also present the risk for distracting drivers.  Distraction leaders to accidents.  The wrecks can result in thousands of dollars in ruined materials and numerous injuries and/or fatalities.  Cell phone usage while …

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Safety and Savings in Trucking: Platooning

This year, Omnitracs, a transportation software company, invested $60 million in Peloton Technology, which specializes in automated vehicle software. What would justify that $60 million investment?  The answer is the ability to utilize truck platooning. What is Truck Platooning? Peloton’s truck platooning uses “forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks to …

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Exoskeletons and the Possible Future of Manufacturing

Labor level manufacturing can be back breaking work.  The creation and implementation of exoskeletons could be a possible future for manufacturing.  We’ve previously discussed self-driving trucks.  At this point in time the self-driving truck is still a long way off.  That’s because the human equation in driving cannot be separated from trucking.  There are too …

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