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When it rolled out the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, the U.S. Department of Transportation developed a new operational model for enforcement.

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Impact of FMCSA Regulations on Medium-Duty Fleets

While not every medium-duty fleet is affected by the federal regulations, those that need to comply have found that the benefits outweigh the challenges.

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Improving Driver Safety with Technology

Fleet managers are combining training and technology to ensure drivers are creating a safe environment in the cab and on the road.

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Preventing Distracted Driving

For fleet managers, distractions can turn into millions of dollars in losses due to accidents and the ensuing injuries to drivers and damage to vehicles, as well as any other motorists involved.

Service body trucks enable field technicians to easily reach the tools they use most frequently

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6 Principles for Selecting Upfits with Ergonomics in Mind

Spec’ing vehicles with driver ergonomics will make a happier, safer driver who will be more enthusiastic and better prepared for work.

The MY-2014 Sprinter includes a number of upgraded safety features, including crosswind assist, collision prevention assist, blind spot assist, highbeam assist, and lane-keeping assist.

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Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.

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Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

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Changing Your Company's Safety Culture

While obstacles to tackle when creating a safety culture abound, fleet managers must address issues such as recognizing the need for change and making it a top company priority.

The chart above summarizes changes to the 2011 hours-of-service rule provisions. Full details are available online at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/hos/index.htm.

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How Will the Hours-of-Service Revisions Affect Your Fleet?

Industry experts believe the FMCSA provisions will fundamentally change the way many fleets do business. Main points of the revised ruling are highlighted.

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7 Keys to Crafting an Effective Fleet Safety Policy

With the potential to save lives and reduce accident management costs, a carefully crafted safety policy is a necessity.

A small change in payload may seem insignificant, but it adds many downstream effects on  the truck capacity, performance, even resale value, which can lead to an increase in overall cost of the truck, with more downtime, more repairs, and more frustration with employees using workarounds with  the equipment.

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Busting Work Truck Myths

Truck experts from GE Capital Fleet Services explore the myths and realities of spec’ing medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


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According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use survey, a “light” truck classification refers to a vehicle with an average weight of less than 10,000 pounds.

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