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August 23, 2017 - Industry News

HDT and Fleetmatics Partner on ELD Webinar

Countdown to ELD: Getting Your Burning Questions Answered is an opportunity for companies and industry experts to discuss common compliance concerns and confusion about the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Webinar, Safety & Compliance, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 22, 2017 - Industry News

15 DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Competition

Photo of participants in DHL's Safe-Driving Rodeo competition courtesy of DHL.

DHL's top 15 couriers competed for the company's safest driver award in Dallas earlier this month in the second Safe-Driving Rodeo competition, the company announced.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Behavior, DHL, Safe Driving Competition, Smith System

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

NFL Season May Bring Increased Drowsy Driving Risk

Photo via Seeing Machines.

A spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers seemed to correspond with the return of the the NFL season, according to video-based technology safety company Lytx.

Tags: DriveCam, Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, Lytx, Refuse Fleets, NFL

August 20, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When Passing Isn’t Safe

Photo of Colorado roadway courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When is it unsafe to pass another vehicle? The Idaho Transportation Department offers guidance.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

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The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Congestion, Tourism, Delivery Delays, Solar Eclipse

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Study volunteers were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors. Graphic courtesy of the University of Houston.

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Tags: Research, Distracted Driving, Colleges and Universities, Texting While Driving, Safety, Big Data

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Ram Truck Track Bars Recalled for Steering Loss Risk

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Certain adjustable track bars, manufactured by Carli Suspension, are at risk for detaching from the axle.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Suspension, NHTSA, Safety, Steering

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trucker Tips for the 2017 Eclipse

Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons

Researchers are predicting up to 7.5 million people throughout the United States will travel up to 60 miles to experience the solar eclipse, which will cause a serious influx in regular traffic patterns.

Tags: Driver Safety, Solar Eclipse, Traffic Congestion, Weather

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Driver Training, UPS Freight, Virtual Technology, Drivers, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Press Release

Maval Industries Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Since its founding in 1987, Maval’s design and production of both new and remanufactured steering system components have made it a world leader in the automotive, off-road, performance, and specialty vehicle markets.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Remy, 30th Anniversary, Maval Industries

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Lineman in ICU After Boom Disconnects from Truck

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

The journey lineman was working at a jobsite when the boom arm of his bucket truck detached from the vehicle. Wenker sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Tags: Accidents, Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Safety

August 9, 2017 - Product News

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Screenshot via ITI

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

Tags: Driver Training, Distracted Driving, Instructional Technologies, Driver Safety, Safety, Drivers, Pro-Tread

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Titan Pickups for Seat Belts

Photo of 2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab courtesy of Nissan.

The recall, set to get under way Sept. 26, covers more than 44,000 crew cab trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Titan, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Schools

Photo by Lan56/Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers driving safety reminders for the new school year.

Tags: Pedestrian Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Bicycles, Safety

August 5, 2017 - Industry News

GM Recalls 2014 Pickup Trucks for Steering

Photo of 2014-MY Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

The recall covers more than 690,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks in the 2014 model year.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Large Pickups, Safety, Steering

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Fatigue, Sleep Apnea

August 3, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Launches Smartphone-Based ELD Solution

Photo: Zed Connect

Cummins has launched a new fleet software company called Zed Connect and announced its first product, Zed ELD – a smartphone based electronic logging solution.

Tags: Cummins, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

Tags: Eye Wear, Safety Glasses, Kimberly-Clark, Ice Road Truckers, Tire Safety

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Semitrailers

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC, Safety

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Tags: Cargo Security, Vehicle Security, Terrorism, TSA, Fleet Safety Conference

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

The recall covers more than 40,000 GM cars and trucks. Photo courtesy of GM.

A software update that was part of a previous recall might have been incomplete, affecting more than 40,000 cars and trucks.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2014-MY, Safety, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Seat Belts, Air Bags, 2017-MY

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Partners with AllState on Roadside Assistance

Image courtesy of Azuga

Roadside breakdowns can ruin anyone's day. For companies that rely on their fleet service, problems on the road can present business and safety risks as well. Azuga has teamed up with Signature Motor Club, an Allstate company, to provide emergency roadside services for its fleet clients.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Azuga, Mobile Apps, Allstte

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch Collision Certification Program

Photo courtesy of GM.

Set to debut in early 2018, the program will establish a comprehensive set of standards for collision repair of GM vehicles.

Tags: Collision Repair, General Motors, Accident Management

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