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Rio Tinto moves to driverless trucks

Rio Tinto has actually rolled out completely automated driverless truck fleets at 2 of its iron ore mines in the Pilbara in Western Australia, in what it states is a world …
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Ruan, Searcy take house 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards

Volvo Trucks North America has actually awarded Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Searcy Trucking Limited as receivers of the 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards for their commitment to security and training at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibit in Philadelphia. (Scroll down to see videos highlighting the security efforts of Ruan Transportation and Searcy Trucking.) The award program, co-sponsored by Michelin Truck Tires, is open to all U.S. and Canadian motor providers running at least five Class 8 devices and have at least one Volvo model. Winners are picked based on U.S. Department of Transport recordable accident frequency rates, in addition to their safety and mishap prevention programs. “By making safety a concern every day, Ruan Transport and Searcy Trucking were able to deliver an exceptional safety performance during the past year,” stated Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Their financial investments in industry-leading security programs and training show a devotion to motorist safety, and we praise them on this achievement.” Ruan Transportation, a 3,900-truck fleet based in Des Moines, Iowa, won in the over 20 million miles category. In 246 million miles logged by Ruan motorists in 2014, the business had a mishap frequency rate of only 0.61 per million miles. The business also developed its Megasafe safety training program to enhance safety efficiency for its drivers. “Security begins with everybody,” states Ralph Arthur, president of Ruan’s dedicated agreement carriage. You need to put the motorist in a scenario where he can to prosper. We are happy to partner with Volvo Trucks and all the safety innovation they bring.” Searcy Trucking, a family-owned business located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a department of Bison Transport, won in the under 20 million miles category. With a fleet of 88 trucks, Searcy’s drivers logged more than 6.8 million miles in 2014 and had a mishap frequency rate of …
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