Commercial vehicle operations are the backbone of our supply chain, and operators face an array of road safety challenges on a daily basis. Addressing these concerns is a top priority for the industry, and there are many ways to improve safety for commercial vehicle operators. Let's explore some of the latest advancements in commercial vehicle safety technology designed to safeguard those behind the wheel and everyone else on the road.

Vehicle Video Monitoring and Visibility Solutions

In April 2024, as we observe National Distracted Driver Awareness Month, our focus narrows to a critical segment of the road: commercial vehicles. The implications of distracted driving within this sector not only endanger lives, but can also have significant economic repercussions. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand the importance of doing everything possible to help operators stay focused on the road and avoid distractions.

representation of multiple monitoring cameras

Cutting-edge interior systems feature AI-enhanced cameras that can detect when a driver is distracted or fatigued and alert them to take a break. These systems also provide real-time feedback on driving performance, allowing fleet managers to identify areas for improvement and reward safe drivers.

Even without the driver assistance of AI, video monitoring technology, like 360-degree systems, offers drivers a panoramic view of their surroundings, reducing blind spots and leading to fewer on-road incidents. Wireless solutions like the AirVue system also improve visibility and safety for long-haul journeys. And proximity sensors aid in maneuvering large vehicles in constricted areas, a tremendous boon for urban navigation.

Innovative Storage and Cargo Management

Proper cargo management is crucial for safety. Storage solutions that provide robust shelving, racking, and partitioning help keep equipment securely in place, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. Keeping equipment and materials secure protects both assets and drivers.


Tarping and Load Security

Effective load securing has immense safety ramifications. Systems such as the electric Tarpmaster® series ensure that cargo remains contained during transit, reducing road debris and the risk of load-related accidents. These tarping solutions present a preventive measure against potential road hazards occurring should pieces or debris from a load fall out of the truck and onto the road. Motorized systems also take a huge step toward protecting operators from strain injuries, keeping them safe and on the job.

Tarpmaster system

Advancements in Commercial Vehicle Lighting Systems

Lighting is not only a legal requirement but also a critical safety feature. LED solutions from Labcraft, FRC, and ROM offer powerful and efficient lighting, significantly enhancing the visibility of utility vehicles and personnel, while also mitigating nighttime operations risks.

Work Truck and Van Flooring

Flooring solutions that ensure stable footing are essential for preventing slips, trips, and falls, which are common safety incidents. Products like the StabiliGrip flooring create a high-grip surface that provides traction even in adverse conditions, promoting safe entry and exit for operators. Proper flooring combined with static steps, retractable steps, and walk ramps contributes significantly to overall fleet safety.

retractable step for commercial truck van

Exploring the Value of Integrated Solution Providers

One safety solution provider is taking an innovative approach that mirrors the modern one-stop shopping experience, but is tailored specifically for commercial transportation safety.

Safe Fleet is blazing trails with the introduction of what it calls Safety As A Service (SAAS), bundling diverse safety products into cohesive, working applications. This holistic strategy ensures that vehicle operators have access to an integrated suite of tools and services designed to address the broad spectrum of safety challenges encountered during daily operations.

This SAAS includes engaging experts and advanced technologies to safeguard commercial vehicle operations against a myriad of risks. SAAS represents a comprehensive ecosystem where an array of safety solutions—from cutting-edge equipment to professional installation and maintenance—are integrated seamlessly to protect both the fleet and the operator. Fleets can significantly reduce downtime and operational complexities by streamlining the acquisition and implementation of safety solutions.

Professional Services Enhancing Vehicle Upfits and Maintenance

It is paramount to have safety systems professionally installed and maintained. Expert installation ensures each component functions optimally, while regular maintenance helps prevent malfunctions that could lead to safety hazards.

Safe Fleet’s SAAS (Safety As A Service) provides an AMFS (American Mobile Fleet Services)  network of strategically located centers that tend to Safe Fleet clients who need installation, maintenance, or upfits on their commercial vehicles.

With over 25 years of experience and a network of highly trained in-field installers, AMFS manages in-field upfits from start to finish.


Through innovative technologies and dedicated services, the risks facing drivers can be significantly reduced. As these solutions continue to advance and become more integrated into daily operations, commercial vehicle operators can look forward to a safer, more secure working environment that benefits everyone.