Bendix Supports Operation Safe Driver Program

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Source: Bendix announcement

ELYRIA, Ohio – The need for technical training and support has never been greater and is why Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC maintains its commitment to driver safety in support of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Program.

The CVSA initiative, now in its 13th year, includes the annual Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place July 12-18. The event focuses on helping reduce the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries involving large trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles caused by unsafe behaviors by both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.

“All of us at Bendix proudly support CVSA’s critical mission, one made ever more important as fleets have continued to operate, delivering essential supplies throughout the pandemic. We remain as dedicated as ever to raising awareness and to offering tools and training that reinforce safe driving practices,” said Barbara L. Gould, Bendix director of corporate communications. “While commercial vehicle safety on the highway starts with drivers, at Bendix it begins with strong partnerships and ongoing communication – at the OE, with fleets and owner operators, with technicians, and with our wide-ranging network of aftermarket distribution channel partners.”

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She continued, “We design technology and training – including the always-growing curriculum on, our “Truck Talk with Bendix” podcasts, and more – aimed to help drivers anticipate and respond to the situations they encounter. Through our commitment to integrated systems advancement, distance learning opportunities, and ongoing education, Bendix has the backs of the men and women piloting commercial vehicles all across North America.”

Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics have documented the continued rise in the number of vehicles and miles traveled in recent years. In 2017, more than 272 million vehicles were registered in the United States, an increase of close to 5% – or 12 million – from 2014. The 2017 number includes 13.2 million trucks and buses, up 12%, or 1.4 million from 2014. Also in 2017, motor vehicles traveled 3,212 billion vehicle miles, a 6% increase from 2014. Large trucks and buses accounted for close to 10% of those miles.

CVSA works with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during Operation Safe Driver Week to promote traffic law and safety belt enforcement, operating safely around commercial vehicles, roadside inspections, regulatory compliance, and commercial driver education.

The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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