Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What to Do If There Is an accident?

Q. What should I do at the scene of an accident ?

.  STOP Immediately and move only if it is safe to do so.

Call 911 if there are injuries.

Call  the  police.  In  some  areas,  police  authorities  may  respond 
to  every  accident  scene.  They  may  consider  factors  such  as  the 
severity  and  location  of  the  accident  (some  police  authorities 
will not come to the scene if the accident is on private property). 
However,  you  should  attempt  to  notify  the  police.    You  should 
also be aware that most policies require notification to the police
within a specified time period if the accident is a hit and run.

Obtain   names,   addresses,   telephone   numbers,   and   driver’s  
license numbers from all drivers.

Obtain  license  plate(s)  and  vehicle  identification  numbers.    Ask 
to  see  driver’s  license(s)  and  vehicle  registration(s)  to  verify  the 
information is accurate.

Obtain   names,   addresses,   and   telephone   numbers   of   other  
passengers and any witnesses.

If   you   have   a   camera   or   a   cellphone,   take   photographs   of  
the  damage,  and  the  accident  scene  (traffic  controls,  visual 

If  the  owner  of  a  damaged  car  or  damaged  property  cannot  be 
located, leave a note with the names and addresses of the driver
and owners of the involved cars.

Notify your agent and/or your insurance company immediately.

If anyone is injured or the vehicle damage exceeds $750.00, you must  report  the  accident  to  the  Department  of  Motor  Vehicles within  10  days. Failure  to  notify  the  DMW may result in the suspension of your driver’s license.

Learn more at:

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Safe Fleet’s Predictive Stop Arm™ (PSA) Detects an Average of 4-6 Daily Illegal Passbys Per Bus

Safe Fleet’s Predictive Stop Arm™ (PSA) Detects an Average of 4-6 Daily Illegal Passbys Per Bus
Illegal passbys are a common cause of school bus-related accidents
  • Safe Fleet customers pleased with successful deployment of patents-pending PSA pilot, will continue to deploy on school buses
  • First-to-market Smart Safety Solutions™ aims to proactively keep students out of harm’s way through the use of radar technology and predictive analytics
  • Live demonstration of the Smart Safety Solutions at the Annual National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show (NAPT) in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 4, 2019
BELTON, Missouri November 4th, 2019 (7:00 AM ET) – Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Predictive Stop Arm™ (PSA) pilots deployed in 30 school buses across North America. After this successful pilot phase, Safe Fleet customers have committed to continue to use the school bus safety technology on their school buses.
Safe Fleet has developed Advanced Technology for the Danger Zone to address school bus safety. The Danger Zone is the area extending 15 feet to the front, rear and sides of the bus that poses the highest risk to children of being hit by passing vehicles or their own bus.
The PSA is a first-to-market, patents-pending solution using radar technology and predictive analytics, to monitor oncoming vehicle traffic for probable stop arm violations. The technology helps to further increase safety in the Danger Zone by aiming to notify the bus driver and the students that it may not be safe to cross the street – before an accident occurs.
Safe Fleet’s Right-Hand Danger Zone (RHDZ) technology solution focuses on the right-hand side of the bus, where students are at risk of being caught in the bus doors, wheel wells, or struck by the departing bus. Making use of advanced video analytics, the solution detects students and their movements within a definable right-hand danger zone area and provides notification of potential danger to drivers before a potential accident occurs. One of the solution’s key defining characteristics is that it is not just detecting motion, but rather intelligently identifying objects and the threat they or the bus poses during and shortly after departure.
Safe Fleet will host live demonstrations of the new and innovative Smart Safety Solutions at the Annual National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show (NAPT) in Columbus, Ohio. The demonstrations will be held outside the west side connector of the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 4, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  ET.
John Knox, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Safe Fleet, states, “The launch of our Smart Safety Solutions marks a significant milestone achievement for us this year. Children are unfortunately still being injured in accidents that could be prevented, and our solutions aims to save lives. Close calls shouldn’t happen and can be avoided with technology like the PSA and the RHDZ. Our goal is to pave the way towards a future where there will be a continuous decline in number of child fatalities in school transportation-related crashes through advancements in technology.”
George Sontag, Transportation Supervisor at Worthington Public Schools, a local school district in Columbus, Ohio, states: “We are proud to partner with Safe Fleet to pilot the PSA solution that takes a proactive approach to increase school bus safety. With the technology they provided, our children are safer and protected against tragic school transportation incidents.”
Safe Fleet expects to launch the PSA across many more districts in the coming year.
About Safe Fleet
Safe Fleet has a vision to reduce preventable deaths and injuries in and around fleet vehicles with a goal of ZERO accidents.  To that end, Safe Fleet’s best-of-breed smart solutions form an integrated safety platform for fleets of every type – School Bus, Transit Bus, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Work Truck, Truck and Trailer, Construction, Agriculture, Waste & Recycling, Industrial and Military.
With our broad portfolio of market-leading safety solutions, 1,600 employees, and 14 manufacturing locations across North America, also serving Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe, Safe Fleet continues to innovate and deliver the smart solutions that fleets will need to survive and thrive in a changing world – and ensure that drivers, passengers, first responders, in-the-field workers, and pedestrians arrive home safely.
At Safe Fleet, we’re Driving Safety Forward.™
For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit
For further information, please contact:
Irene Lo
Magnolia Communications

Monday, March 16, 2020

U.S. Suspends Truck-Driving Limits to Speed Coronavirus Shipments

U.S. highway-safety regulators are suspending rules that limit daily driving hours for truck drivers moving emergency supplies such as medical equipment, hand sanitizer and food in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Smith writes. The Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the nationwide exemption late Friday, following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over the pandemic. Reference Link SPX SPY Read more at:

Friday, March 13, 2020

Truck wreck recovery - Chicago Area Fire Dept.

Recovery video of an overturned tractor-trailer and steel coils near Long Grove, IL 3/18/15 with Hillside Towing Co. Photos at and the story plus images and video of the rescue of the occupants is at

Saturday, March 7, 2020

A &T Road Service NRC Quickswap & Tag Axle - We Can Tow HD Trucks, Motor Homes and Buses

A&T Road Service added Truck 32 in 2014. It was a brand new 2014 Kenworth with a 500 hp Cummins and 18-speed gearbox is outfitted with an NRC Quickswap detachable tow unit with a tag axle for extra capacity. This allows the truck to be a wrecker and also a transfer vehicle, so with the unit disconnected, it will tow mobile home units, trailers of all kinds and with the wrecker unit attached is capable of lifting up to 20,000 lb steer axles for heavy duty truck towing. This unit can easily to HD trucks, buses, mobile homes.

It is outfitted with tools and parts to make minor mechanical repairs, air line repair, fuel line repairs, add fuel, and can take care of any DEF needs. It is also equipped with extra high intensity lights for more effective and efficient night work, since A&T Road Service is available 24 hours a day.

North Bay Truck Center is centrally located in Fairfield CA to service all of Solano County along with much of the San Francisco/Oakland bay area and Sacramento. A&T Road Service is available by calling 800-434-1205, You can also visit our website at