The Safety Mandate

Fleet executives, technicians, drivers, and members of the general public all want the same thing - a safer future for trucking. By any objective standard, the past decade has seen tremendous gains in trucking's safety record. But there's a widespread feeling that the industry is on the verge of taking a giant leap forward in its quest for the highest possible achievements in safety.Fulfilling that

Fleet executives, technicians, drivers, and members of the general public all want the same thing - a safer future for trucking. By any objective standard, the past decade has seen tremendous gains in trucking's safety record. But there's a widespread feeling that the industry is on the verge of taking a giant leap forward in its quest for the highest possible achievements in safety.

Fulfilling that vision of a safer future requires a joint effort by everyone connected to the business of trucking.

This special FLEET OWNER issue provides a broad overview of that vision by examining the industry's regulators, the vehicles it operates, the roads it runs, the drivers it trains, and the maintenance it counts on. As the following reports show, trucking has embraced the safety mandate.

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