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The Numbers Don’t Lie: 85% Risk Reduction

Once he saw the results, Jeremy Collins of Postal Fleet Services was convinced that the SmartDrive video safety program was the answer. “You can actually predict what will happen based on driver behavior. We can see the trends and identify risk before an accident happens. The goal is to improve the quality of drivers and eliminate accidents. SmartDrive does that."

Hear more from Jeremy and learn how you can improve driver behavior and reduce risk in your fleet.



6 Steps to Obtain a Medical Exemption

For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.

The truck after the crash. The NTSB said the driver may have been fatigued, and that collision avoidance/collision mitigation technology could have prevented or reduced the severity of the crash. Photo: NTSB


NTSB: Fatigue Factor in Truck Crash, Collision Avoidance Could Have Helped

A collision avoidance system might have prevented or lessened the severity of a 2016 crash between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that killed six people and injured five, according to a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.


Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

SmartDrive's SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive


SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.


Video: How to Drive During an Earthquake

Earthquakes may not be common, but they can strike in every region of the country — and usually without warning. Drivers should know what to do if one hits when they're behind the wheel.

Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo


Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Photo by Roselynne Reyes.


Ford Uses Virtual Reality to Show Pre-Collision Assist

Attendees of the 2018 Work Truck Show can experience Ford Motor Co.’s new Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, which is now standard on 2019 Transit Connect compact vans.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.


FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

The Blizzak LT will expand on the current line up Blizzak tires, such as the WS80, available for minivans and crossovers (pictured).


Blizzak LT Winter Tires

Designed for heavy-duty pickup trucks and SUVs, the new Blizzak LT has superior handling and control in "the toughest winter weather."


GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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