September is Child Passenger Safety Month!

Help raise awareness for Child Safetry Month

Join us to bring public attention to the importance of properly securing all children in appropriate child safety seats, booster seats, or seat belts. Learn more at: https://www.nada.org/CustomTemplates/GeneralPage.aspx?id=21474839132


By |September 13th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on September is Child Passenger Safety Month!

Safety groups want NHTSA to mandate anti-collision systems

Four interest groups have joined to request a rule-making initiative from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mandate anti-collision technology on all trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more.

According to a statement by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Truck Safety Coalition, the Center for Auto Safety and Road Safe America, 3% of the estimated 3 million Class 8 tractor-trailers on U.S. roads today are equipped with this kind of technology.

The group says that truck tonnage is expected to increase by as much as 63% by 2040. Steve Owings, co-founder of Road Safe America, says the need for forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems, known as “F-CAM” systems, has never been greater.

Currently nearly every truck manufacturer offers some type of F-CAM style system for new models, but there is no national standard for F-CAM system performance and the technology is not required.

Read full article here.

By |March 20th, 2015|Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Safety groups want NHTSA to mandate anti-collision systems

Dangers of Distracted Driving

NHTSA’s New TV Ad Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

We found this post on the Worktruckonline.com website:

“Here’s a TV commercial that’s part of NHTSA’s new ad campaign warning drivers — in graphic fashion here — about the dangers of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The U.S. Department of Transportation launched its first-ever national advertising campaign to bring greater awareness of the hazards of distracted driving which started April 7.

Texting while driving video

The $8.5 million campaign, which coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, rolled out on television, radio, and in the digital realm using the phrase, “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” It will run through April 15.

An estimated 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 injured in distraction-related crashes in 2012, according to David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA is an agency within the Department of Transportation.

The campaign also coincides with law enforcement’s crackdown on distracted driving. Currently, 32 states ban text messaging for drivers, while 12 states prohibit use of hand-held cell phones. Also, 37 states ban cell phone use by novice drivers.”

By |April 12th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases, Videos|Comments Off on Dangers of Distracted Driving