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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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Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

Fleet managers can take advantage of various upfit options, such as a roll out cargo bed (pictured above), to help driver employees safely do their jobs after they get to the job site. (P{HOTO: BEDSLIDE)

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Upfits Designed with Ergonomics in Mind

When spec’ing a truck, fleet managers must also keep in mind the health and well-being of the driver while on the road and at a jobsite. Protecting drivers from musculoskeletal injuries will keep them on the job and the fleet running smoothly.

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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.


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