Keep your eyes on the prize. That’s easier said than done—especially when driving—even when that prize is your very life. Recent research indicates that some type of distraction is present during 52 percent of normal driving—and distracted driving can be nearly as dangerous as driving drunk.
In a new three-year, nation-wide, naturalistic driving study involving 3,500 participants, researchers report that the risk of having a crash involving injury or property damage doubles when distracted. In fact, 68 percent of crashes involved a distraction of some kind. And an estimated 36 percent of all motor vehicle crashes could be avoided if distractions were out of the picture.
For heavy-duty trucking, one annual event stands out as the ultimate showcase of the big rigs, businesses, and breakthroughs that are moving the whole world forward. Called the “three biggest days in trucking,” the Mid-America Trucking Show took over Louisville, KY in a big-time event that drew in nearly 75,000 attendees from all 50 states and 67 countries.
Preco was there to soak it all in, and we wanted to give you a quick run-down of the new trucking technology buzzing around the expo center.
The men and women who work in the utility industry encounter safety issues many of us don’t even realize exist. For this reason, Preco Electronics has declared March Utility Safety Month to raise awareness and help prevent fatalities and injuries associated within the utility industry.
During Utility Safety Month we will be discussing best safety practices, focusing on utility specific safety concerns, examining safety technology solutions, and more.
World of Concrete is the top event for concrete and masonry professionals and this year’s show was the largest in seven years. With over 60,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors, the show grew substantially from its 2015 numbers.
Not only are attendees able to check out the latest equipment offerings, concrete, construction, and engineering professionals are also able to take care of their continuing education while attending the show. From interactive workshops and specialized seminars to hands-on skill-building sessions, World of Concrete’s world-class education program equips field personnel, project leaders, supervisors and owners with the latest knowledge in every facet of the professional concrete business.
The National Waste & Recycling Association launched the Safety Stand Down initiative this week in an effort to further draw attention to the dangers that come with working in the waste and recycling industry.
During the week-long campaign, participating waste and recycling companies will conduct risk assessments at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing; review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements and then train employees on any changes.
With over 3,600 exhibitors and countless events and experiences, CES 2016 was the best way to kick off 2016. From automotive technology and unmanned systems to wearables and 3D printing, the spectrum of innovation on display at CES is unparelleled and and continues to expand.
The overwhelming theme of CES this year was the development of safety technology around semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. This category is moving very quickly and appears to be a realistic mode of vehicle operation in the coming future.
The countdown has begun for the New Year and at Preco we are excited to be looking forward to our next major tradeshow – World of Concrete.
World of Concrete takes place the first week of February in Las Vegas and has been the launching pad for many of the concrete and masonry industry’s most exciting announcements.
Preco, the global leader in heavy-duty truck collision mitigation, today announced its participation as a Gold Sponsor of Telogis Latitude 2015, the premier business conference showcasing advancements in SaaS-based connected intelligence. Held October 26-28, 2015 in Dana Point, California, Latitude 2015 brings mobile enterprise leaders as well as some of the world’s largest vehicle and equipment manufacturers together to share best practices to transform the industry’s use of analytics to optimize operations and improve safety.
Preco’s PreView Radar is the most rugged collision mitigation solution on the market. This is a bold statement from Preco Electronics-- one that has been earned through more than 75 years of servicing the heavy-duty equipment market.
Preco's suite of object detection solutions, manufactured and tested in house, are developed to operate in the toughest conditions, including mud, rain, fog and sludge. Because Preco identifies both stationary and moving objects in a radius between10-32 feet, Preco has become the go-to choice for the mining, waste, over the road, fleet, and construction markets.