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Trucker Fatalities Continue to Be On the Rise – Find the Safety Solution Right for Your Fleet

By Aaron Benick on April 29, 2020

Many people who drive for work are continuing to leave their homes to ensure that essential supplies and services reach those in need during this difficult time. Unfortunately, trucker fatalities have been on the rise for a number of years, and with a higher demand being put on fleets during the current crisis we are facing globally, the use-case for safety suites has continued to spread. Now customers are demanding OEMs offer safety systems, or they may take their business elsewhere.

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Topics: PreView Sentry, Straight Trucks, PreView Side Defender, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

Vehicle Control Enhancements of ADAS

By Tom Loutzenheiser on April 10, 2020

ADAS, or Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, are developing rapidly and in several stages. ADAS is not autonomy; by definition, it is Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems while autonomous vehicles have systems that are designed to completely control a vehicle in most or all situations.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Forward Collision Mitigation, Straight Trucks, Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Safety Innovation

Off-Highway Technology Trends to Pay Attention To

By Davis Hague on April 10, 2020

Advancements in the Adoption of Proximity Detection Systems

PRECO Electronics® has seen advancements in a few ways. The adoption of proximity detection systems has been one of the most prominent trends to date. Proximity detection is a solution born of the intention of bolstering the safe operation of machines – designed to improve operator awareness through identifying objects and/or people in dangerous blind spots.

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Topics: Safety Technology, PRECO Electronics, Proximity Detection, Safety Awareness

The Advantage of Safety Systems for Fleet Service

By Ed Renna on April 1, 2020

As fleets continue to grow, effective safety solutions that are easy to operate and built to retrofit are integral to preventing incidents and minimizing downtime — all essential for the management, safety, and maintenance of fleets. Not only in terms of keeping both the public and drivers safe, but also in terms of controlling costs related to insurance and liability, unplanned downtime, and maintenance. Furthermore, improved fleet safety can lead to increased driver efficiency, return on investment, and higher overall productivity. All of which depend on the installed system and your fleet service technicians.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Leadership

Championing Vulnerable Road User Safety in Boise, Idaho

By Cynthia Gibson on March 18, 2020

On Sunday, November 10th, the Idaho Statesmen published, “Cars overtaking bikes big cause of cyclist deaths,” a story detailing the growing safety concerns for vehicles overtaking cyclists. According to the author, David Lightman, in 2017, 806 cyclists died in incidents with vehicles nationwide, and in 2018 the death toll jumped to 857. “Three cyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in Idaho in 2017, according to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Also that year, a cyclist was injured in a crash every 40 hours ITD said,” Lightman wrote in his article.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

How Perceptive Are We Really?

By Leslie Miiller on November 6, 2019

In Part 1: An Increasingly Distracted World, you were asked to confront your ‘familiarity’ with your environments. A familiarity may cause any one of us to relax and lower our defenses while working with or around heavy-duty machinery. Reflecting on these three questions can help peel back the layers:

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Topics: Worksite Safety, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

An Increasingly Distracted World

By Davis Hague on August 22, 2019

Sharing the roadways with buses, delivery trucks, large commercial vehicles, and more are members of the traveling public as they go about their daily routines. Regardless of the mode of transportation, being safe on the road is a responsibility shared by all.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Safety Awareness

Adopting a Growth Mindset - Battling Leadership Hesitation toward Safety Technology

By Ed Renna on August 5, 2019

From a cost versus benefit perspective, it is understood that value must justify the cost for leadership buy-in. These decisions are made regardless of the underlying motivation, which has consistently caused a disconnect between the safety technology industry and adoption.

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Topics: ROI, Safety Awareness, Leadership

3 Smart Reasons to Invest in Safety Technology

By Leslie Miiller on February 11, 2019

You’ve just invested a large sum of money on a new piece of equipment, and now you have to consider paying out more for optional safety equipment. That follow-on purchase can be a hard pill to swallow, but there are some very good reasons to take your medicine.

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Topics: ROI, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

Vision Zero: A Society-Wide Path to Accident Reduction

By Ed Renna on February 4, 2019

Americans tend to think of Sweden as a snow-covered mecca in northern Europe—a place where people cross country ski to work, wear cable-knit sweaters, and eat lots of meatballs. But the Swedish people have made many weighty contributions to the global society—everything from the centigrade thermometer (Anders Celsius was Swedish) to dynamite (Alfred Nobel), the universal pipe wrench, the zipper, and cars such as Volvo. Vision Zero is among their latest contributions, and it reflects a unique point of view on road safety.

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Topics: Safety Awareness, vision zero,, Safety Culture, Leadership

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PRECO Electronics is a global technology provider that improves safety for operators, worksites, and the public. The effectiveness of our object detection radar systems is unmatched in heavy duty vehicle industries.

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