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Together for Safer Roads Applauds Congressman Raskin, GAO, For Launching Important New U.S. Vehicle Safety Design Standards Research 

Vehicle Design, Size, Visibility from the Drivers’ Seat, and the Need for Direct/High Vehicles Will All Be Examined

New York, NY (June 11, 2024) — Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading global NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, issued the following statement from Executive Director Peter Goldwasser applauding Congressman Raskin and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for working together to conduct a new review of U.S. vehicle safety design standards and their effects on the safety of all road users.

“Together for Safer Roads commends Congressman Raskin for his leadership on this crucial safety issue and appreciates the GAO’s quick agreement to study and engage on the matter. With tens of thousands of trucks traveling U.S. roads daily, we must enhance truck cab design to improve driver visibility. This step is vital for boosting safety outcomes, achieving safety goals, and increasing driver comfort and satisfaction. Our organization has prioritized commercial vehicle design because we know that direct/high vision trucks significantly reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities. London, for example, saw a 75% decrease in fatal crashes and a 64% reduction in severe injury crashes since implementing a direct vision standard in 2019. With approximately 40,000 people dying on U.S. roads each year, we must address blind zones and improve driver visibility through better vehicle design to reverse this concerning trend and ensure safer roads for everyone.

“In conjunction with our diverse group of private and public sector fleet members – some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide – TSR is currently developing a new comprehensive guide for fleet operators who are looking to introduce Direct/High Vision trucks into their fleets. TSR’s upcoming report, the TSR Direct Vision Transition Guide, includes an overview of Direct/High Vision trucks currently on the US market, case studies of operators who are currently using or exploring Direct/High Vision trucks in their fleets, and key information on the safety, risk reduction, and driver satisfaction benefits of improving driver visibility. It also provides simple, step-by-step instructions for measuring visibility via TSR’s Direct Vision 5 Star Rating System.

“We look forward to working with Congressman Raskin, GAO leadership, and others who aim to improve safety for all on US roads by addressing critical upgrades needed to improve Direct Vision in fleet trucks and other large vehicles.”

Read Rep. Raskin’s letter to the GAO here.

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About Together For Safer Roads

Together for Safer Roads (TSR), the leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to enhance fleet trucking safety, leverages the technology, data, and expertise of the private sector to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.



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Together For Safer Roads Publishes “Gold Star” Guide To Help Increase Seat Belt Utilization Rates In Fleets

Announced With Preview Of Next Phase Of Research – Telematics

New York, NY (May 14, 2024) — Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading global NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, announces the publication of “Seat Belt Safety Standard Operating Procedures: How to create and maintain a culture of safety by promoting seat belt safety procedures.” This new guide marks significant progress in establishing seat belt safety utilization standards as part of TSR’s Fleet Trucking Global Safety Standards Initiative.

The initiative, launched during the 2023 UN Global Road Safety Week, aims to establish operator-focused guidelines and best practices for effective implementation of fundamental safety tools and technologies including: telematics, automatic braking, airbags,, side view mirrors, and seatbelts. The first phase has been dedicated to developing “Gold Star” Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at increasing driver seat belt utilization rates for fleets.

Through extensive research and stakeholder engagement, TSR identified a critical need for detailed SOPs that address both human behavior and specific seat belt hardware and technology. The new handbook, based on insights from fleet managers, drivers, and public and private sector leaders, highlights the importance of consistent seat belt use and offers practical guidance to enhance safety measures.

“Today marks a significant milestone in our mission to improve global fleet trucking safety, said Peter Goldwasser, Executive Director of Together for Safer Roads. “The SOPs outlined in our guide represent a comprehensive framework for promoting and supporting seat belt usage within organizations.”

Key aspects of the SOPs include:

Training for Seat Belt Compliance: Building a foundation of knowledge and cultivating a culture of safety through comprehensive training initiatives. The SOPs stress the importance of integrating seat belt safety goals into organizational and operational practices. This includes incorporating seat belt usage into driver performance evaluations, and utilizing data analytics to measure and enhance compliance.

Seat Belt Software and Hardware Selection: Adopting the most reliable and effective technological solutions to bolster seat belt compliance and monitoring.

Purchasing and Evaluating Vehicle Seat Belt Safety Systems: Ensuring that the procurement of vehicles and their safety equipment is guided by informed, safety-focused decisions. This involves establishing clear criteria for seat belt safety features and assessing the safety records and seat belt technology of potential vehicle models to maintain compliance with seat belt safety regulations.

Seat Belt Utilization Enforcement: Creating mechanisms for compliance, while ensuring accountability and timely corrective actions.

Communication for Seat Belt Safety Awareness: Establishing clear channels and protocols for disseminating safety information, collecting feedback, and fostering dialogue. To make the necessity of seat belt usage more relatable and impactful, the SOP incorporates interactive training methods and anecdotal storytelling to educate drivers about the importance of seat belt safety.

Documentation of Seat Belt Safety Compliance: Ensuring meticulous record-keeping, accessibility, and regular updates to all seat belt safety-related documents.The SOPs emphasize the importance of measurement and evaluation (M&E) in ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of seat belt safety initiatives. They outline the role of M&E in accountability, performance improvement, resource allocation, learning, evidence-based decision-making, impact assessment, transparency, risk management, efficiency, and stakeholder engagement.

Within each section, practices are categorized as currently existing practices, industry best practices, and easy to implement takeaways, providing fleet leaders a range of tools to implement in their own management practices.

The initiative’s development and subsequent testing are being conducted in collaboration with leading fleet partners, including AB InBev, Republic Services, The City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), PepsiCo, and Interstate Waste Services. These partners emphasize the collective responsibility of organizations to contribute to long-term improvements in global fleet trucking safety.

“As a major user of roads worldwide, improving the safety of our vehicles and their operation not only benefits us but also enhances road safety for everyone. We’re excited to team up with TSR to set better technical standards on the proper use of seatbelts. This important work demonstrates the positive change industry collaboration can have on our communities,” said Andres Peñate, Global VP for Corporate Affairs of Ab-InBev.

“As the operator of one of the largest independently-owned fleets in the US, and a network of drivers across the globe, maintaining driver safety, health and wellbeing is essential,” said Daniel McGuigan, EHS Director at PepsiCo. “At PepsiCo we’re proud of this important collaboration and look forward to continuing to work to advance seatbelt usage and best practices.”

“Starting with the most fundamental safety instrument of seatbelts is a good choice that shows the thorough nature of this initiative,” said Jim Olson, Vice President, Safety, at Republic Services. “We are committed to supporting these types of efforts to improve fleet safety and ultimately save lives.”

NYC DCAS Deputy Commissioner and Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman commented, “Wearing your seatbelt is the law. It’s also basic commonsense and the life you save will be your own. As our NYC fleet operators traverse millions of miles of New York City streets, attention to proper seatbelt usage is of utmost importance. We are proud to be part of the effort to call attention to this issue and elevate road safety here in our city and around the world.”

“It is crucial to make sure that every fleet driver buckles up, every time, and these standards will drive that goal,” said Sal Mastriani, Vice President of Risk Management at Interstate Waste Services. “It’s exciting to see this concrete progress being made and to collaborate with TSR on expanding the safety standards.”

The next phase of TSR’s Fleet Trucking Global Safety Standards Initiative will focus on using fleet telematics to drive safety. Increasingly, fleet operators purchase and use telematics systems to improve road safety, monitor their services/products and efficiency, and better support their drivers. Telematics systems gather key data on what is happening on-the-road and in vehicles. To address safety, most fleet operators focus on a few main metrics – speeding, harsh braking, harsh cornering, close following, reversing actions, and seatbelt use – as addressing these behaviors have, to date, shown the best correlation with road safety.

TSR’s report will unpack these key safety telematic metrics and showcase how fleet operators have deployed and refined them in their operations. Focusing on experiences from fleet operators, it provides case studies and other examples that show how organizations are using their telematics data to drive a culture of safety. The target audience for this next report is safety managers who are implementing telematics programs and are looking for support in how to design and implement them. This work will also provide citations and other resource-level information that can be used to support training materials from TSR’s FOCUS program.

Download the report here, and read TSR’s letter to the United Nations and World Health Organization officials here.

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About Together For Safer Roads

Together for Safer Roads (TSR), the leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to enhance fleet trucking safety, leverages the technology, data, and expertise of the private sector to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.

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Together for Safer Roads and National Waste & Recycling Association Announce New Participants in FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training

Safety Program Expands to Independent, Small Haulers

Las Vegas (May 9, 2024) — This week during the annual WasteExpo conference, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced new independent “small hauler” fleets that will be participating in the FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program.

The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program, TSR’s signature workforce development safety program, helps independent fleet operators develop their safety culture with expertise and best practices drawn from TSR’s diverse group of leading fleets and technology companies. The comprehensive FOCUS program is structured around three key pillars—Training and Development, Safety Leadership, and Technology—and includes executive coaching and before and after benchmarking.

TSR, in collaboration with NWRA, expanded this critical training initiative to address the unique challenges and needs of independent haulers in the waste and recycling industry. Additional program highlights include:

  • Inclusive Training: The program is designed for independent haulers, acknowledging the unique characteristics of this cohort.
  • Beyond Compliance: Recognizing the time and resource constraints faced by independent and midsize fleets, the program goes beyond mere compliance, offering practical insights and expertise to establish premier fleet safety programs.
  • Saving Lives, Creating Change: With a focus on creating real and sustained changes, the program aims to not only enhance road safety but also to foster positive transformations within participating organizations.

Those fleets participating in the new FOCUS cohort include:

  • Troiano Waste Services, Inc. in Portland, Maine
  • Carolina Trash & Septic in Angier, North Carolina
  • Walter’s Recycling & Refuse Inc. in Blaine, Minnesota
  • KAL Services, Inc. in Pella, Iowa
  • Anchor Disposal in Clayton, North Carolina
  • Rio Grande Waste Services, Inc. in El Paso, Texas
  • Liberty Disposal, Inc. in Hampstead, North Carolina
  • West Central Sanitation in Willmar, Minnesota
  • Sanico, Inc. in Delaware, New Jersey
  • Balcones Resources in Austin, Texas

“We recognize the essential role independent haulers play in ensuring safer roads, and we’re dedicated to equipping this segment with the tools and resources they need for a safer waste and recycling industry,” said Peter Goldwasser, executive director of Together for Safer Roads. “TSR is looking forward to working with these 10 new fleets across eight states through the FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program.”

“Tailored for independent haulers, the FOCUS program prioritizes their distinct needs, equipping them with practical strategies to build top-tier fleet safety programs,” said Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards for the National Waste & Recycling Association. “By transcending mere compliance, it empowers participants to enact lasting change, ensuring safer roads and transformative impacts within their organizations.”

New participants also have weighed in on the upcoming FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program, including:

Troiano Waste Services in Portland, Maine: “Prioritizing road and fleet safety isn’t just essential—it’s our responsibility. Continuous education on safety practices is the cornerstone of our commitment to safer travels. Looking ahead to the Together for Safer Roads FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program, we eagerly anticipate gaining invaluable insights. We’re excited to absorb new strategies and best practices to bolster our fleet’s safety measures. With each lesson learned, we reinforce our dedication to protecting our drivers, vehicles and communities. Together, let’s pave the way for safer roads and a brighter future.”

Morgan Rutherford with Liberty Disposal in Hampstead, North Carolina, said in a video about the upcoming FOCUS training: “Road and fleet safety isn’t just about following the rules; I believe it’s about keeping everyone safe and aware while out on the road. That’s where the ongoing education comes in. We have to stay on top of the latest techniques and technologies to make sure that we’re compliant and doing things the correct way. Whether it’s mastering new skills or keeping up with regulations, it’s all about making sure we’re doing our job safely and efficiently. Because at the end of the day, it’s not about getting the job done; it’s about making sure that our drivers go home safely every day.

“I am thrilled about the upcoming TSR Fleet Safety Training Program because I think it’s going to be a great knowledge booster and a way to learn about the new technologies and solutions that can help keep our fleet safer every day.”

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About Together for Safer Roads:
Together for Safer Roads (TSR), the leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, leverages the technology, data, and expertise of its members to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives—with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero.

About the National Waste & Recycling Association:
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies managing the collection and disposal of solid, industrial and medical waste; companies managing recycling processing and renewable energy; equipment manufacturers and distributors; and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

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Together for Safer Roads (TSR) Member Samsara Publishes Important New e-Book for Commercial Fleet Safety

Aligns With TSR’s Long-Standing FOCUS on Fleet Safety Initiative

“Driver Coaching: Best Practices & Frameworks for Success” available for download at no cost to fleets and drivers

New York (April 25, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading NGO dedicated to promoting road safety, has partnered with Samsara, the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud,, to support the publication of Samsara’s new e-Book aimed at enhancing safety and performance for operators and drivers within commercial fleets.

The resource, titled “Driver Coaching: Best Practices & Frameworks for Success,” is designed to empower safety managers, directors, and coaches of commercial drivers with practical advice and industry best practices. It offers insights from seasoned experts, real examples from successful organizations, and actionable strategies to improve driver safety and efficiency.
“Driver safety and efficiency is often top of mind for fleet and safety leaders – but practical advice on how to implement and improve a proactive driver coaching program can be hard to find,” said Peter Goldwasser, Executive Director of Together for Safer Roads. “That’s why we worked with Samsara to help them develop ‘Driver Coaching: Best Practices & Frameworks for Success.’”
The e-Book provides guidance in several key areas, including:

Program Design: Learn how to create or refine a driver coaching program that’s built to last. Whether it’s starting a program from the ground up or optimizing an existing one, leverage program design advice from Samsara’s largest customers across Transportation & Logistics, Food & Beverage Construction, and Public Sector, to build an effective and sustainable coaching experience.

Change Management and Implementation: Learn tips on how to build driver and union buy-in, root your coaching in unbiased assessment, and keep your feedback personalized as you scale your program. Follow proven best practices for change management to ensure a smooth and successful program rollout.

Effective Coaching Frameworks: Discover the proven frameworks that make coaching successful and use sample coaching workflows to create a clear and consistent foundation for your program.

The e-Book also includes practical tips, tactical checklists, sample coaching workflows, and more to help organizations build effective and sustainable coaching programs tailored to their unique needs.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with TSR and industry leaders in creating this essential resource for the industry,” said Ingo Wiegand, Vice President of Product, Safety at Samsara. “By combining our expertise in AI-based safety solutions with TSR’s commitment to road safety, we believe this e-Book will make a significant impact in promoting safer roads and improving driver performance.”

The list of all contributing companies and organizations includes:

All Aboard America
Chalk Mountain Services
City of Memphis
City of Sacramento
DHL’s Express & Supply Chain Divisions
Fraley & Schilling
Kreilkamp Trucking
Rasmussen Group
RelaDyne Inc.
Univar Solutions

The e-Book is available as a free downloadable e-book and can be accessed here.

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About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.
About Samsara:

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. With tens of thousands of customers across North America and Europe, Samsara is a proud technology partner to the people who keep our global economy running, including the world’s leading organizations across construction, transportation and warehousing, field services, manufacturing, retail, logistics, and the public sector. The company’s mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy.

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Together for Safer Roads Announces Findings on Truck of the Future Pilot Program

Data Analyzed by U.S. DOT Volpe Center Shows Reduction in Speeding, Increased Awareness of Vulnerable Road Users

New York, NY (April 15, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading NGO dedicated to promoting road safety in collaboration with public and private sector partners, announced the findings from a study on its Truck of the Future (ToF) pilot program, which works to enhance road safety for vulnerable road users (VRUs) in urban areas. The pilot, conducted throughout 2023, showcased promising results in utilizing innovative aftermarket technologies to mitigate potential conflicts between large fleet vehicles and VRUs.

Recent data underscores the urgent need for measures to protect VRUs: In 2021, 84% of the 7,388 pedestrian fatalities recorded occurred in urban areas, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The ToF pilot program, a public-private partnership, sought to address this challenge by installing VRU Detection Systems on fleet vehicles, providing drivers with enhanced visibility and real-time feedback on potential near misses.

The VRU technology, developed by TSR member VisionTrack, utilizes AI-powered cameras to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and scooter users around the vehicle. Fleets participating in the pilot include The City of New York, with 10 vehicles each from two separate city departments, and AB InBev’s subsidiary in Mexico City, which had 10 vehicles participate in the pilot.

A total of 67,732 VRU alerts were collectively recorded over the course of the pilot program amongst the three participating fleets. Only VRUs detected within 0.8 meters of the vehicle were flagged to the driver. This volume of close proximity VRU alerts underscores the challenges faced by drivers on today’s roads, and the importance of a technology that provides drivers with a 360-degree view of vision around the vehicle and alerts on imminent risks.

Key findings from the pilot program study include:

  • Reduction in Speeding: Installation of the VRU Detection System was associated with a decrease in speeding over time, particularly in the most severe ‘red’ category and among outlier speeders. This finding was surprising as the system did not directly alert drivers when they were speeding. The reduction in speeding suggests the VRU Detection System’s benefits may go beyond providing indirect vision and detection alerts, to creating positive behavioral shifts among drivers towards safer practices. Speeding, as we know, is a leading contributing factor to both crashes and the severity of said crashes once they occur.
  • Increased VRU Awareness: Drivers demonstrated greater awareness of VRUs over time. In one fleet, the proportion of VRU alerts that occurred while the driver was speeding decreased over time, suggesting that drivers consciously slowed down in areas where a VRU was likely to be detected. Meanwhile, a NYC department saw more alerts during warmer months, when more people were out, showing the system’s importance in busy areas where the system would flag a VRU. AB InBev’s fleet saw an approximately 50 percent reduction in the number of VRU alerts over the first three months of the pilot, possibly due to changes in driver behavior. These results highlight how the system could help drivers be more aware and avoid incidents, making roads safer overall.
  • Positive Feedback:
    Both drivers and managers provided positive qualitative feedback on the effectiveness of the VRU Detection System, highlighting its potential to prevent crashes and improve overall road safety. Nine out of 10 drivers surveyed thought that the alerts would help prevent a crash.

In a survey of managers/admin users post-pilot, both NYC (with a rating of 5 out of 5) and AB InBev managers (with a rating of 4.80 out of 5) felt that the cameras and alert systems were very helpful in making the roads safer.

“The findings from the Truck of the Future pilot program underscore the transformative potential of innovative technologies to make roads safer for Vulnerable Road Users and fleet vehicle drivers alike,” said Peter Goldwasser, Executive Director of Together for Safer Roads. “TSR remains committed to fostering cross-sector collaborations that prioritize the safety of all road users in ways that are actionable and scalable.”

“The City of New York is proud to have participated in the Truck of the Future pilot program,” said Keith Kerman, DCAS Deputy Commissioner and NYC Chief Fleet Officer. “These findings reaffirm our dedication to implementing cutting-edge solutions to protect pedestrians and cyclists on our streets, while also aligning with other key actions the City is undertaking, including the recent Mayoral Executive Order that addresses visual obstructions for truck operators in New York City.”

“As a corporate participant with one of the larger global fleets, and as a founding member of Together for Safer Roads, we are encouraged by the positive outcomes of the Truck of the Future pilot program,” said Catalina Garcia Gomez, Global Director of Corporate Affairs at AB InBev. “This initiative aligns with our commitment to promoting responsible and safe driving practices among our drivers.”

“Video telematics are a vital component of a comprehensive fleet safety plan, especially as it relates to after-market vehicle modifications,” said Matthew Ison, Vice President of Sales – North America at TSR member VisionTrack. “We are thrilled to be involved in the Truck of the Future pilot and showcase specifically the increasing capabilities of AI in telematics to provide drivers with greater awareness of surrounding VRUs, change driving behaviors, and create safer roads for all.”

Download the report and summary of key findings.

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About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero – the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.

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Global Leader in Direct Vision Refuse Vehicle Design, Dennis Eagle, Joins Together for Safer Roads to Improve Fleet Safety

New York, NY (April 8, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing road safety through cross-sector collaboration and technological innovation, proudly announces the addition of Dennis Eagle as its newest member. Dennis Eagle, a leading global supplier of refuse collection vehicles and a pioneer in Direct Vision (low blind-zone) cab design, aligns with TSR’s commitment to promoting global fleet safety and reducing traffic-related incidents worldwide.

Dennis Eagle’s expertise in vehicle design tailored to the evolving safety needs of customers has helped make them a premier vehicle supplier in the waste management industry. The company has a long standing commitment to safety innovation and sustainability, with its vehicles present in markets globally.

“Truck design is fundamental to safer roads and fleets, and we are thrilled to welcome Dennis Eagle, a leader in the field, as the newest member of Together for Safer Roads,” said Peter Goldwasser, TSR’s Executive Director. “Dennis Eagle’s expertise, especially in Direct Vision cab design, will significantly contribute to our ongoing Direct Vision work, and we are particularly excited about their utilization of TSR’s Direct Vision 5 Star Rating Test Kit, helping to increase awareness and adoption of safer trucks.”

Dennis Eagle is a US manufacturer, with a new plant and headquarters based in Summerville, SC. In 2022, Dennis Eagle partnered with Century Waste Services to incorporate their ProView vehicles in waste collection in New York City, and have supplied to many municipalities including Calgary, Dallas, Denver and Pittsburgh. The ProView chassis has best-in-class visibility through its large panoramic cab and unobstructed walkthrough design, enhancing safety for both the driver and crew and vulnerable road users.

“We are honored to join Together for Safer Roads in their mission to enhance global road safety,” said Geoff Rigg, President at Dennis Eagle. “Our dedication to producing vehicles with low blind-zones aligns seamlessly with TSR’s vision, and we look forward to contributing to the advancement of fleet safety on a global scale.”

Dennis Eagle’s membership strengthens TSR’s ability to help achieve safer roads and fleets through innovative truck design and furthers its position as a global leader in fostering partnerships and implementing programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.

About Dennis Eagle:

Dennis Eagle Inc is based at Summerville, South Carolina, where it has a dedicated plant producing ProView trucks for the North American refuse market. Dennis Eagle Ltd is based in Warwick in the UK, and has been designing and manufacturing waste and recycling trucks since 1907.

Today Dennis Eagle is a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse vehicles, with all products designed for the waste and recycling industry. It is the market leader in the UK and exports to markets around the world including Europe, Australia and South-East Asia. It is part of Terberg Environmental Group, which is headquartered in the Netherlands. www.dennis-eagle.com

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Motive Joins Together for Safer Roads to Advance Global Fleet Safety with Cutting-edge AI Technology

New York, NY (March 18, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing road safety through collaboration and innovation, proudly announces the addition of Motive as its newest member.

Motive’s fully unified Integrated Operations Platform combines Driver Safety, Fleet Management, Equipment Monitoring, and Spend Management all in one place. The company leverages advanced AI to deliver critical value for fleets, offering greater control, deeper insights, and enhanced safety measures. Motive’s AI Dashcam ensures enhanced safety and fewer disruptions on the road.

“We are thrilled to welcome Motive to our diverse coalition of industry leaders,” said Peter Goldwasser, TSR’s Executive Director. “Their commitment to safety technology, focus on partnerships, and diverse expertise aligns perfectly with our mission to advance fleet safety.”

In addition to its AI Dashcam, Motive offers driver-friendly Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) that simplify compliance with complex regulations, helping fleets reduce risk while providing automation tools that drivers appreciate.

“We protect drivers across more than 120,000 businesses and a wide range of industries who use our technology to drive safely, efficiently, and have more profitable operations,”said Gary Johnson, Head of Safety and Compliance Strategy at Motive. “Joining Together for Safer Roads aligns perfectly with Motive’s mission to prevent incidents and reduce risk for those that move the physical economy forward, powering our homes, delivering our food, and making our society function .”

“Motive’s membership in TSR strengthens the organization’s position as a global leader in road safety advocacy and innovation and we welcome them on board as our newest member,” said Andres Penate, Together for Safer Roads Board Chair and Global VP Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.

About Motive:

Motive is a leader in utilizing advanced AI technology to monitor and protect drivers, offering an Integrated Operations Platform that delivers unmatched value for fleets worldwide. Their solutions, including AI Dashcam, driver-friendly ELDs, tracking and telematics, and a fleet card for profitability, help fleets enhance safety, reduce risk, and improve operational efficiency. For more information about Motive, visit www.motive.com.

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Largest Manufacturer of Bus Mirrors in North America, Rosco Vision Joins Together for Safer Roads to Advance Fleet Safety

New York, NY (March 11, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing road safety through collaboration and innovation, proudly announces that Rosco Vision (Rosco) has become its newest member. Rosco, a leading global supplier of vision safety solutions to the bus and truck marketplace with over 115 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, brings its expertise to TSR’s member coalition in its pursuit of enhancing fleet safety worldwide.

Since 1907, Rosco has been headquartered in New York City, maintaining its commitment to engineering, manufacturing, and supporting its products in the United States. With a focus on technological innovation, Rosco remains the largest manufacturer of bus mirrors in North America, continually developing intelligent solutions to promote safer roads.

“We are excited to join Together for Safer Roads and contribute to the advancement of commercial vehicle safety on a global scale,” said Amy Ahn, Senior Director – Marketing & Digital Engagement at Rosco Vision. “Our mission at Rosco is to develop high-quality products that enhance safety, fleet efficiency, and driver productivity, and we look forward to collaborating with TSR and its members to achieve our shared road safety goals.”

Rosco’s intelligent solutions include AI-powered cameras and recording, collision avoidance systems, and cloud-based SaaS platforms, all aimed at improving safety and operational efficiency for fleets.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rosco to our coalition of industry leaders,” said Peter Goldwasser, TSR’s Executive Director. “Their extensive experience and commitment to technological innovation will be invaluable assets as we work together to enhance fleet vehicle safety in the US and around the world.”

Rosco’s membership in TSR strengthens the organization’s position as a global leader in road safety advocacy and innovation. The collaboration will enable TSR to leverage Rosco’s expertise through its fleet-safety-focussed programs.

“We are proud to have Rosco as a new member,” said Andres Penate, Together for Safer Roads Board Chair and Global VP Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev. “Their legacy of innovating to ensure automotive safety lines up squarely with TSR’s mission to create safer roads for all.”

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About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.

About Rosco Vision:

Rosco Vision is a leading global supplier of vision safety solutions to the bus and truck marketplace, with over 115 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. Headquartered in New York City, USA, Rosco remains committed to developing high-quality products that enhance safety, fleet efficiency, and driver productivity. Their intelligent solutions include AI-powered cameras and recording, collision avoidance systems, and cloud-based SaaS platforms, all designed to promote safer roads. For more information about Rosco Vision, visitwww.roscovision.com.

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Together for Safer Roads and The National Waste & Recycling Association Partner to Expand FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program to Small Haulers

Empowering Small Haulers in the Waste and Recycling Industry to Prioritize Safety

New York, NY (February 21, 2024) — This week, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) and The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) are announcing a partnership aimed at extending the FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program to independent haulers within the waste and recycling industry. This collaboration builds on the success of the program in fostering safe and efficient fleet operations, and it represents a significant step towards enhancing safety cultures and achieving Vision Zero goals.

The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program, TSR’s signature workforce development safety program, helps independent fleet operators develop their safety culture with expertise and best practices drawn from TSR’s diverse group of leading fleets and technology companies. The comprehensive FOCUS program is structured around three key pillars: Training and Development, Safety Leadership and Technology, and includes executive coaching and before and after benchmarking.

Now, TSR, in collaboration with NWRA, seeks to bring this critical training initiative to independent haulers, addressing the unique challenges and needs of this segment within the waste and recycling industry.

Additional Program Highlights:

  • Inclusive Training: The program is designed for independent haulers, acknowledging the unique characteristics of this cohort.
  • Beyond Compliance: Recognizing the time and resource constraints faced by independent and mid-size fleets, the program goes beyond mere compliance, offering practical insights and expertise to establish premier fleet safety programs.
  • Saving Lives, Creating Change: With a focus on creating real and sustained changes, the program aims not only to enhance road safety, but also to foster positive transformations within participating organizations.

“Small–to-mid-size fleets account for roughly 88% of all commercial fleets on the road, “said Peter Goldwasser, Executive Director of Together for Safer Roads. “The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program is a commitment to saving lives and creating safer roads. We are excited to partner with NWRA and to be recognizing the integral role that independent haulers play in the waste and recycling industry.”

“Our partnership with TSR and the expansion of their FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program underscore our dedication to ensuring that every operator, regardless of size, has access to the tools and knowledge needed for a comprehensive fleet safety program,” Kirk Sander, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Safety and Standards at The National Waste & Recycling Association. “We’re not just promoting compliance; we’re fostering a culture of safety that goes above and beyond.”

“Safety isn’t just a priority in the waste and recycling industry – it’s a fundamental necessity. With years of experience serving this vital sector, Qworky is proud to be working with TSR to implement the FOCUS program to empower independent haulers with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to uphold the highest standards of safety.” said Qworky co-founder Jessica Whitaker, M.S., PHR

NWRA and TSR are in the process of identifying fleets to participate in this new FOCUS cohort.  Companies that are interested in participating or learning more are encouraged to reach out.

 

About Together for Safer Roads:

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero.

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About The National Waste & Recycling Association:

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is the leading voice of the North American waste and recycling industry on advocacy, education and safety. The industry provides essential services that benefit our local communities and businesses by assisting our customers in achieving their environmental and sustainability aspirations.

Association members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and can be found in most, if not all, U.S. congressional districts. Waste and recycling facilities number nearly 18,000 scattered throughout the U.S., mirroring population centers. Our nearly 700 members are a mix of publicly-traded and privately owned local, regional and Fortune 500 national and international companies. NWRA represents approximately 70 percent of the private sector waste and recycling market. Find out more at NWRA’s website.

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Lytx®, a Leader in Video Safety and Video Telematics, Joins Together for Safer Roads to Drive Innovation in Global Fleet Safety

New York, NY (January 22, 2024] – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading non-governmental organization committed to advancing road safety through cross-sector collaboration and technological innovation, proudly welcomes Lytx, Inc. as its newest member. Lytx, a global leader in video safety and video telematics, joins TSR in its mission to enhance global fleet safety and reduce traffic-related incidents on a worldwide scale.

Lytx’s innovative solutions harness the power of video technology to empower drivers and fleets, promoting safety, efficiency, and productivity. Through its platform, Lytx offers customizable services spanning driver safety, risk detection, fleet tracking, compliance, preventative maintenance, asset tracking, and fuel management. With a presence in over 85 countries, Lytx’s commitment to cutting-edge technology aligns seamlessly with TSR’s vision for safer roads.

“Lytx is a pioneer in fleet management technologies, and their dedication to enhancing safety makes them an essential new member of Together for Safer Roads,” said Peter Goldwasser, TSR’s Executive Director.

“Lytx’s video telematics and data-based solutions will help us further our ability to support and work with public and private sector fleets to reach Vision Zero goals – the eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries.”

Lytx, headquartered in San Diego, California, brings a wealth of expertise to TSR. Its flagship DriveCam® Event Recorder has led the industry in accuracy and reliability for over 25 years and is deployed by thousands of fleets to help protect millions of drivers. The company’s Surfsight® solution, available internationally, allows strategic partners and resellers to easily integrate video into their telematics offerings.

Lytx’s technology, powered by robust machine vision and artificial intelligence, proactively detects and helps mitigate risks, providing detailed analytics and real-time visibility into overall fleet performance.

“Lytx is honored to join Together for Safer Roads in the pursuit of advancing global road safety,” said Jeff Martin, VP of Global Sales Strategy at Lytx. “Our mission supports TSR’s commitment to collaboration and innovation for fleet safety, and we look forward to contributing our expertise to drive positive change in the industry.”

As TSR continues to expand its diverse member coalition, Lytx’s membership enhances the organization’s ability to leverage technology and innovation in the pursuit of safer roads. The collaboration will further strengthen TSR’s position as a global leader in fostering partnerships and implementing innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

“We are very fortunate to have Lytx as our newest member. The company’s long standing commitment to innovation and road safety will help make our coalition of companies, organizations and cities that much stronger and effective,” said Andres Penate, Together for Safer Roads Board Chair and Global VP Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

About Together for Safer Roads (TSR):

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.

About Lytx:

Lytx is a global leader in video safety and video telematics. Our solutions harness the power of video to empower drivers and fleets to be safer and more efficient, productive, and profitable so they can thrive in today’s competitive environment. Through the Lytx Vision™ Platform, direct and reseller clients access our customizable services and programs spanning video safety, fleet tracking, DVIR, Asset Tracking, and ELD compliance. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and 2.1 million drivers in more than 85 countries. For more information about Lytx, visit www.lytx.com.

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Together for Safer Roads Expands Truck of the Future Program to Enhance School Bus Safety in New York City

New York, New York (January 19, 2024) – Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is pleased to announce an expansion of its Truck of the Future (TOF) Program to now include a “School Bus of the Future” extension. This new initiative is one part of the ambitious, new multi-pronged School Bus Safety Transition Plan released today by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the NYC Department of Education Office of Pupil Transportation. The “School Bus of the Future” pilot will focus on mitigating blind zones via technology such as surround cameras, in-cab driver alerting systems like pedestrian collision warning (PCW) and back up sensors – with the long-term goal of effecting school bus design that increases direct vision, especially as bus electrification offers additional opportunities for direct vision in new buses. This new pilot program will also provide near miss collision reporting and analysis.

TSR’s original Truck of the Future Program (TOF) works to address the important safety issue of blind zones in commercial trucks. An innovative, technology-focused initiative, the Truck of the Future pilot enables participating cities and companies to equip their fleets with state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions. In addition, pilot participants receive comprehensive training and support, creating a robust program aimed at best integrating the technology into current systems and procedures. NYC DCAS is one of the first city fleet participants in the pilot program.

The Problem: Driver skill alone cannot overcome what he or she cannot see. School buses, constantly stopping and driving in areas where children embark or disembark, face a unique set of challenges due to limited visibility. This poses difficulties for drivers in making the safest choices, especially in densely populated and residential areas.

The Solution: Building on the success of the Truck of the Future Program, TSR and NYC DCAS, in conjunction with video telematics partners, will implement a state-of-the-art Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Detection System on school buses. This technology utilizes advanced camera systems to provide a comprehensive 360-degree view around the vehicle, offering real-time feedback on imminent risks and near-misses. The installation of this system is poised to significantly enhance both driver safety and the safety of schoolchildren, other pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

“As a development stemming from the Truck of the Future program, we are thrilled to announce the School Bus of the Future initiative,” said Peter Goldwasser, Executive Director of Together for Safer Roads. “With a commitment to advancing road safety, TSR recognizes the unique challenges faced by school bus drivers in ensuring the well-being of the precious cargo they transport. This expansion underscores the power of cross-sector collaboration and innovation to make our roads and vehicle fleets safer.”

About Together for Safer Roads:
Together for Safer Roads (TSR), is a leading NGO focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety, leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members to create innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities across the globe. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Visit TSR’s website for more information.

Media contact:
Judy Klym
judy@agletstrategies.com
203-921-9039

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Pioneering Safety Technology Company MAGTEC Joins Together for Safer Roads in Advancing Innovative Road Safety Solutions

New York, NY (November 9, 2023) — Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering cross-sector partnerships and using technological innovation to enhance global fleet trucking safety, proudly announces MAGTEC as its newest member. MAGTEC, a trailblazer in fleet safety technology, joins TSR in its collaborative mission to enhance road safety and prevent traffic-related incidents on a global scale.

“MAGTEC’s forward-thinking work, centered on their pioneering SafeSpeed technology, aligns squarely with our goal to bring road safety technology leaders and fleet truck operators together to make our roads safer,” said Peter Goldwasser, TSR’s Executive Director. “Innovation and collaboration are at the center of Together for Safer Roads, and we are thrilled to welcome MAGTEC as a new member.”
Robert Morisset, Founder, President and CEO of MAGTEC, commented, “MAGTEC is committed to leveraging our technological expertise to advance Vision Zero – eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users – and contribute to a safer future. We look forward to working with TSR to reduce and ultimately eliminate traffic fatalities.”

Safespeed, MAGTEC’s intelligent speed management system, automatically adjusts vehicle speeds according to posted speed limits, significantly reducing the risks associated with speed-related crashes. By collaborating with TSR, MAGTEC brings the power and ideas behind its technology to address the pressing issue of road safety alongside TSR’s diverse member coalition, including fleet operators, tech innovators, and local governments.

“As Board Chair of Together for Safer Roads, I’m thrilled to welcome road safety technology leader MAGTEC to our coalition of companies, organizations, and cities” said Andres Peñate, Together for Safer Roads Board Chair and Global VP Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev. “Their membership is an invaluable addition to TSR’s work.”

By uniting stakeholders, TSR’s member coalition creates a unique environment for collaboration and knowledge sharing to achieve Vision Zero. The inclusion of MAGTEC further enhances TSR’s ability to leverage technology and innovation in the pursuit of safer roads.

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About Together For Safer Roads:

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is a leading non-governmental organization focused on building cross-sector partnerships to improve fleet trucking safety. Leveraging the technology, data, and expertise of its members, TSR creates innovative programs aimed at preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities globally. TSR’s membership includes some of the largest and most influential fleets worldwide, as well as prominent road safety technology companies. TSR collaborates with governments, businesses, and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management, and technology initiatives, with the ultimate goal of achieving Vision Zero — the complete eradication of traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Learn more at TSR’s website.

About MAGTEC:

MAGTEC specializes in developing and manufacturing intelligent vehicle control systems that help prevent speeding, enhance safety, and improve security for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Its flagship product, SafeSpeed® provides lifesaving Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) technology to control vehicle speed and is the only retrofittable technology for all vehicle types. MAGTEC’S headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, MAGTEC Products (USA), Inc. and MAGTEC Asia, Inc. www.magtec.com

Media Contact:
Judy Klym
judy@agletstrategies.com
203-921-9039

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