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Safety Initiatives: NTSB's “Most Wanted List”

By Dale Hessing on February 8, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released a new two-year “Most Wanted” wish list for 2017-18 that puts distractions and tired driving at the top of ten pressing safety issues to improve.

NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said that the list's new two-year cycle will “help to focus our advocacy efforts on sustained progress. We will take stock at the one-year mark, note what progress has been made, and decide what additional improvements are needed.”

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Distracted Driving, Side Collision Mitigation

Collision Avoidance and the Quest for Safety in 2017

By Matt Wood on January 17, 2017

There is a safety arms race in progress. Advances in collision mitigation technology are being undermined by advances in personal technology that distract heavy-duty operators and people on the ground from noticing potentially dangerous situations.

Who knows what will happen in 2017, but we are hopeful that by the end of the year we will be closer to the time when man and machine are able to ensure every worker makes it home safely. When they do, we might be able to put a stop to—or at least slow down—the safety arms race.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Active Safety

PRECO Congratulates the 2016 Safety in Motion Nominees and Finalists

By Tamara Humpherys on January 13, 2017

PRECO is honored to announce the finalists and top nominees for the 2016 Safety in Motion Award. This year’s nominees are an esteemed group of individuals who continually strive to increase safety for their fleets and the public. They represent some of the most respected professionals in heavy-duty industries. The awardee will be announced at the upcoming 2017 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 17-20.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Safety in Motion Award

PRECO Electronics Accepting Nominations for 2016 Safety in Motion Award

By Tamara Humpherys on November 1, 2016

PRECO Electronics is accepting nominations for the 2016 Safety in Motion Award.  Now in its sixth year, the annual Safety in Motion Award is the most widely recognized and anticipated award among heavy-duty safety professionals.  

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Safety in Motion Award

Start Preparing Now for Future Backup Camera Regulations

By Greg Spiropulos on October 27, 2016

Blind spots behind all moving vehicles and equipment can cause serious physical harm and financial damage. The problem will soon be addressed for passenger vehicles. In May 2018, a decade after the enabling legislation was passed, a law will go into effect requiring that all automotive vehicles be equipped with backup cameras and monitors. The Department of Transportation (DOT) law will apply to new vehicles under 10,000 pounds. It is not hard to imagine that these same requirements will soon be extended to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Active Safety, Backing Accidents, Backup Cameras

Engineering Systems That Won’t Fail You

By John Fadgen on August 31, 2016

Picture this: You are flying 36,000 feet in the air, on your way to a family getaway at Disney World, and suddenly the plane experiences a critical system failure. Thanks to the multiple duplicate components and systems on the plane, a new system seamlessly takes over operation of the aircraft, and you and your family safely reach your destination, none the wiser.

The duplication of systems in this scenario is called redundancy, and it’s one of the most common fail-safe methods around. Merriam-Webster defines fail-safe as “incorporating some feature for automatically counteracting the effect of an anticipated possible source of failure.” Fail-safe is further described as “a device or practice that, in the event of a specific type of failure, responds or results in a way that will cause no harm, or at least minimize harm, to other devices or to personnel.”

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Active Safety, Radar Technology, Heavy-Duty Safety, Fail-Safe

Keeping Safety High and Related Costs Low

By Greg Spiropulos on August 2, 2016

It comes down to simple math. Invest in workplace safety before an accident happens, and you get to take your savings to the bank.

Liberty Mutual estimates that every dollar invested in injury prevention reduces costs for employers by $2 or more. That’s a lot of savings considering the fact that a workplace injury costs employers a whopping $30,000 on average, according to The National Safety Council.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Your Bottom Line, Active Safety

Waste Industry Sees Improved Efficiency With Wireless Safety Solution

By Tom Loutzenheiser on June 2, 2016

Preco Electronics’ wireless collision mitigation system is changing the Waste Industry’s use and understanding of active safety solutions.

Developed with the same rugged and advanced features as the entire Preco line of safety solutions, PreView® Wireless WorkSight® eliminates the body cables and reduces the installation time for its customers and OEM partners. 

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Waste Safety, PreView Radar, Wireless Safety, Wireless WorkSight

Tech Talk Fuels Buzz at Mid-America Trucking Show

By Tamara Humpherys on April 19, 2016

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.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Telematics

2015 Safety in Motion Award Recipient

By Matt Wood on March 31, 2016

Preco Electronics is excited to announce Kim Hodges, Fleet Manager at Montana-Dakota Utilities, is the recipient of our 2015 Safety in Motion Award.  Mr. Hodges, a 20-year veteran of the Montana-Dakota Utilities, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the utility's fleet that spans eight Northern and Pacific Northwest states.  

Preco’s Safety in Motion is an annual award that recognizes an individual who demonstrates the highest initiative, imagination and involvement within the safety industry. 

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Active Safety, Utility Safety

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