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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

Transforming Passive Technologies into Active Safety Solutions

By John Fadgen on February 2, 2016

Working closely with OEMs and customers across numerous heavy duty industries, Preco has developed PreView VideoLink II as a flexible solution that supports all popular camera and monitor systems. Our support of industry standards allows us to engage with manufactures and after-market installers to provide operators with a single point of focus for their blind spot needs. VideoLink superimposes the in-cab monitor with visual alerts that show the proximity of the object to the vehicle

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Preco Electronics

Waste Safety Highlight of NWRA Safety Stand Down

By Tamara Humpherys on January 26, 2016

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.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Worksite Safety, Safety Stand Down, Waste Safety

Cost Savings of Active Safety Solutions are Both Short- and Long-Term

By Tom Loutzenheiser on December 11, 2015

Accidents cause ripple effects: at the point of a collision with the parties involved and throughout the company.  The cost of an accident lifecycle differs dramatically based on the severity of the collision. As the focus on active collision mitigation become front and center within the automotive industry, heavy-duty fleets are also recognizing the importance of incorporating these systems into their safety programs. Unfortunately, many are unsure of how to justify the cost of a robust system that can withstand the harsh environments their equipment encounters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Autonomous Vehicles

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Increasing Safety and ROI for Heavy-Duty Fleets

By Tom Loutzenheiser on October 14, 2015

PRECO is excited to introduce the first of three blogs that will dive into the changing role of advanced driver assistance (ADAS), the introduction of telematics and the growing use of autonomy within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. 

We will be examining each of these evolving technologies and markets from a safety perspective.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System

Operator Safety: Education, Education, Education

By Doug Whitfield on October 8, 2015

Safety technology education at the operator level is paramount to the success of any organization’s use of heavy-duty equipment. 

A recent article profiled “MyCarDoesWhat.org,” a new website aimed at educating the average consumer in terms of the safety technology that is a part of new cars.  The technology ranges from backup cameras, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning systems, anti-locking braking systems, as well as a host of other technology that is focused on making driving safer.  The introduction of MyCarDoesWhat.org is a part of larger national education campaign that is being launched later this year as a collaborative effort with the University of Iowa and the National Safety Council.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Operator Education

Proactive Safety and Your Bottom Line

By Doug Whitfield on August 25, 2015

So you think that you can get away with not investing in safety technology? Think again.

Not investing in the most effective safety technology for your fleet is opening you up to a world of potential issues - from the obvious ones like increasing the potential of accidents, to the more damaging one like litigation due to the damages incurred in an accident that could have likely been avoided.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Your Bottom Line

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