Technology, Safety

How Dashcams Protect Your Drivers and Your Business

EROAD Whitepaper

Did you know fleets that adopt dash cams are in a better position to defend against claims?  From driver exoneration to protecting CSA scores, the benefits of dash cams are plentiful.   Download this white paper to learn more.

May 1, 2021

Solving a $1B Problem with Cargo Image Capture

Spireon Webinar Art

A picture is worth 1,000 words; in our industry, it’s worth countless dollars. How many times have you wished for eyes inside your trailer when you’re managing detention? How many times have you sent for a trailer, to find it’s still loaded? New cargo imaging technology tackles a $1B problem.

June 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Some Fleets Turn to Cameras to Help Mitigate Rising Insurance Costs

Lytx SF300 DriveCam event recorder in a truck cab Onboard video can protect fleets from litigation, vendors say. (Lytx)

Many trucking companies have installed cameras in their vehicles as a way to coach drivers and avoid protracted litigation, but onboard video also can help address rising insurance costs in the transportation industry.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
May 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Stakeholder Comments Mostly Endorse Trading Rearview Mirrors for Camera Systems

Rearview camera A MirrorEye camera monitor system display inside a heavy-duty truck. (Orlaco Products)

Despite some cautionary notes, public comment on a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advanced notice of proposed rulemaking largely favored permitting camera-based, rear-visibility systems to replace mirrors on light vehicles and heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019
Business, Technology

MEKRA Lang Launches New Digital Vision System

MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — MEKRA Lang launched a new digital vision system at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, announcing the sideview-mirror replacements will be standard equipment on Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Seeks Comments on Rear-Visibility Camera Systems

MirrorEye view MirrorEye side-view display by Stoneridge Inc.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comments on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that could lead to camera-based, rear-visibility systems replacing mirrors on heavy trucks and cars.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Regulators Want to Know if Cameras Should Replace Car Mirrors

Camera mirror Troy Harvey/Bloomberg News

Drivers in the U.S. may one day no longer have to crane their necks to check their blind spots if regulators agree to let high-tech cameras and screens replace the humble side-view mirror.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Dashboard Cameras Gaining Truckers' Acceptance

Dashboard Cameras A KeepTruckin dashboard camera is installed. (KeepTruckin via YouTube)

As digital technology in trucking grows, so, too, do the ways it can be combined.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Get Smart: Best Practices for Rightsizing Your Trailer Fleet

Not long ago, trailer telematics was tech only top fleets employed. Today, soaring adoption rates signal trailer management is critical to crushing it in a high-demand market. Hear from seasoned pros at marquee transportation companies tell how they are maximizing utilization, rightsizing busy trailer fleets, and killing the competition.

February 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Video Insights

Lytx onboard cam Onboard cameras, such as the DriveCam from Lytx, are giving fleets greater visibility across their operations. (Lytx)

Traditional truck telematics systems offer fleet managers a lot of data on the performance of their drivers and vehicles, but integrating onboard cameras can provide valuable information that those systems can’t capture on their own, according to technology suppliers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018