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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.

Photo courtesy of Clark Public Utilities.

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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.

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.

Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.

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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.

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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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