Friday Short Haul - Tyson's Mirrorless Trucks, Brake Safety Week Results, 14-hour Pilot Program Comments

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DaveW's Comment
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In this Friday Short Haul Tyson tries out removing rear view and side mirrors, one in eight trucks go out of service during Brake Safety Week inspections, and a coalition of producers and distributors lobby in favor of FMCSA's split 14-hour pilot program proposal.

Friday Short Haul - Tyson's mirrorless trucks, Brake Safety Week results, 14-hour pilot program comments

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Wow, that sure makes me feel safer with those Mexican trucks on American roadways. I always thought they were less safe than ours and Canadian trucks but it appears they are in much better shape than ours...(eyeroll)... I do wonder however just how much extra income Mexican inspectors made during inspection week.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The mirror less truck is a interesting concept, not sure if introducing additional failure points is worth it however.

Regular mirrors screens don't freeze, go blank, get a error message or crash completely.

Banks's Comment
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Fedex freight has those cameras on their newer tractors and I'm not a fan. I can look in the mirror and see what's in front of me at the same time. Having to focus on a screen isn't the same and your mind has to be trained to do it. I think it's more dangerous and does more harm than good.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I haven't had the honor of using a truck with one yet, we don't even have automatics yet, let alone some new fangled camera system lol.

I did like the idea of the camera being able to follow the rear of the trailer while backing up so you don't have to keep adjust mirrors out and in.

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Daimler in Europe runs mirror-cams on some of their Actros trucks. There are youtube reviews on them fwiw.

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