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Whether walking or driving, traction aids such as Traction Magic can help prevent slips, falls, or accidents. (Image courtesy of Traction Magic)

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Tips to Prevent Slips

With snowy weather overtaking much of the U.S. right now, ensure fleet drivers stay safe and slip free both while driving and when getting to and from their vehicles.

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Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

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Prepare for Inclement Weather

As the end of the year is upon on us, the change in seasons will impact highway safety across the United States. Before beginning or continuing with a run, it is important to monitor weather patterns in the regions drivers are traveling.

The ultimate goal of the ELD Mandate is to improve safety, not only for drivers but for those with whom they share the road. (Photo: MiX Telematics)

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An ELD Primer for Fleet Managers: Just the Facts

The upcoming ELD mandate is the biggest technological change fleet managers have faced in nearly 30 years. A summary of important facts and a primer for fleet managers is shared.

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Advancing Safety in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

With accident rates relatively flat in medium-duty truck fleets, but repair costs rising slightly, fleet managers are continuing to look for ways to ultimately eliminate crashes and related liabilities and expenses.

While electronic stability control (ESC) is now standard on all vehicles, commercial vehicles take the technology one step further. Built on a foundation of anti-lock brakes and traction control with independent control at each wheel, the Ram ProMaster City’s ESC system leverages a suite of active handling technologies — including adjusting to the weight of the load and offering greater control on uneven surfaces.Photo courtesy of Ram.

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Vans Add Next-Gen Safety Technology

In the light-duty van market, safety has become a priority for fleet buyers and manufacturers.

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Ensuring Proper Trailer and Tanker Tire Pressure

With fuel costs and tire expenses the top two operating costs for fleet managers, a few simple tips and reminders can save money, improve vehicle handling, and reduce driver fatigue.

When trucks are out of service due to an accident, make sure to expedite the process and get the best price by using in-network shops, approving bids in a timely manner, and making sure the vehicle is out of service for as short a time as possible.

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Managing an Accident's Impact on Your Truck Fleet

A single fatality accident can cost a fleet as much as $7.2 million. There are concrete steps fleet managers can take to prevent crashes, minimize the costs of those that do occur, and recover some funds. The key is following best practices.

Judicious use of the accelerator can result in significant fuel savings. Photo via Wikipedia.

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Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Hypermiling techniques can deliver impressive fuel economy and cost savings with lower fuel usage, but the driving techniques used by hypermiling hobbyists often run counter to a fleet's primary goal to increase safe driving and reduce higher-risk driving.

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Grappling With Glare

Whether driving during a sunny day or a traffic-filled night filled with bright headlight, drivers can take a number of steps to both prevent glare from happening and manage glare on the road.

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What Will Your Next Crash Really Cost?

After reading our first white paper, “Enlist the Aid of ‘Road warriors’ to Help Predict Your Next Crash,” you know at-fault crashes are predictable. In this White Paper, Number Two of our series, you will learn that, since at-fault crashes are predictable, they are also preventable through the use of new technology.


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