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April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

April 21, 2017 - Product News

Pilot Flying J Carrying Transflo ELDs in Stores

Photo: Business Wire

Pegasus TransTech announced that its Transflo ELD T7 devices will now be distributed in Pilot and Flying J travel centers in the U.S.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, ELDs

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline Extended to May 8

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

The deadline has been extended for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Events

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

Tags: Road Deaths, Accidents, Highways, Geotab

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Teletrac Navman Partners with PTV Group

The integration through Teletrac Navman’s open API offers carriers a single interface to optimize the list of stops drivers need to complete in a given time period, taking into account vehicle dimensions, load capacity, road restrictions, hazardous materials, and other configurations that may affect the route.

Tags: Telematics, Safety & Compliance, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman, DIRECTOR

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Work Zones, Safety

April 13, 2017 - Press Release

SmartDrive Provides Insight on Distracted Driving

The data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, and drive faster than the speed limit compared to all other drivers.

Tags: Accidents, SmartDrive Systems, Distracted Driving

April 11, 2017 - Press Release

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

Photo: PRNewsfoto/Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign called Built for Better, which will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as a sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Bandag, Bridgestone

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

Tags: AAA, Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Tags: Technology, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, Consultants

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Tags: AAA, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety

March 31, 2017 - Product News

Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

Image via KeepTruckin

Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Partnership, ELDs, Factoring, ELD Mandate, Apex Capital

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

Tags: Distracted Driving, Omnitracs, Safety, Drivers

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

Tags: Research, Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

Tags: Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-450, Ford, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Product News

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Accident Management, Big Data, Data Overload

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

Photo courtesy of Altec.

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Propane Conversion

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Tags: Isuzu, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

Automotive Fleet photo.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, Propane Conversion

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

March 21, 2017 - Press Release

eDriving Fleet Offers Driver Training Program

Driver training provider eDriving Fleet will offer its RoadRisk Plus driving training and risk reduction program to a variety of fleets in late 2017, the company has announced.

Tags: Risk Management, Driver Training, eDriving

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