News tagged with truck drivers

Technology that helps truckers take a break

Every night on Germany's autobahns, truck drivers struggle to find the last available parking spaces. For long-distance truckers, that means stress—and sometimes real hazard. Siemens has developed a parking ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Engineering
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How to avoid jack-knifing your truck

Jack-knifing is a major cause of devastation in a road traffic accident involving articulated trucks. Researchers in Greece have now designed a device to prevent this often lethal action of such vehicles. Writing in the International Jo ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Engineering
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Getting smarter behind the wheel

Everyone learns differently. Research scientists have therefore developed a system which adapts learning content to specific individual requirements. LogiAssist addresses the needs of companies in the logistics ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Software
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Obesity linked to dangerous sleep apnea in truck drivers

Truck crashes are a significant public health hazard causing thousands of deaths and injuries each year, with driver fatigue and sleepiness being major causes. A new study has confirmed previous findings that obesity-driven ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Health
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