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Ready or Not: 5 Important Questions in the Countdown to ELDs

Fred Fakkema, VP of compliance at Zonar Systems, and Annette Sandberg, former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, answer in depth five pressing questions of concern to fleets as the Dec. 18 ELD mandate compliance deadline looms ever closer.

Photo courtesy of Terminix.

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Terminix Makes Safety a Core Value

Safety is a core value at Terminix, and the pest control company demonstrated its importance by awarding one of its safest drivers a Ford F-150.

Photo courtesy of ZF.

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DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

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FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

Products

Vionic LED Headlight

Maxxima’s Vionic LED Headlight is a low profile headlight designed with a wider beam for increased road coverage.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Products

Magnetic Ford Truck Mounting Brackets

Larson Electronics announces the availability of no-drill, magnetic mounts, permanent mounts, and antenna mounts for 2015-MY and newer Ford F-150 trucks and 2017-MY and newer Ford Super Duty trucks.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

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Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Products

Truck Side Guards

Morgan Corporation's truck side guards are designed to sweep aside pedestrians and bicyclists in side-impact crashes, preventing them from being swept underneath the vehicle.

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