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March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH 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 22, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Photo: Kenworth

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, T680, MATS

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pushes 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

March 19, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

Tags: Safety, Driver Safety Tips

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Photo courtesy of Daimler Vans.

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Safety, Minivans

March 15, 2017 - Press Release

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety

March 13, 2017 - Press Release

Tire Rack Street Survival to Host 1000th Safe Driving Class

In 2017, Tire Rack Street Survival will celebrate 15 years of teaching teens the behind-the-wheel skills that keep all Americans safer on the roads.

Tags: Driver Safety

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Photo courtesy of Intel.

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

Tags: Intel, Mobileye, Autonomous Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

Traffic in New York City Photo: U.S. DOT

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highway Bill

March 8, 2017 - Product News

EMC Insurance Companies Chooses Octo Telematics

EMC Insurance Companies has chosen Octo as a fleet telematics partner for its commercial telematics program, Peak Fleet.

Tags: Telematics, EMC, Octo Telematics, ELDs

March 5, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Road Crashes, Safety

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Transmission Issue

Photo courtesy of Isuzu Trucks.

The recall covers 21,000 NPR HD, NPR XD, NQR and NRR trucks in the 2015 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Isuzu, Recalls, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety, 2015-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo, Lawsuits, Global

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO Photo: Evan Lockridge

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

Tags: MVR, CSA, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vigillo, SambaSafety

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Air Bags, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

Photo of Robert Workheiser (center) courtesy of Azuga.

Telematics provider Azuga has named Ralph Elliot of Custom Vehicle Outfitter as its driver of the year and Kirsten Ghaster of Ghaster Painting and Coatings as its fleet manager of the year, the company announced.

Tags: Awards, Azuga, Telematics, Safety, Rewards Program, Drivers

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Tags: Michigan, California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

(l. to r.) Ron Mawaka, Jr. , Claude Nolty, Ron Mawaka Sr., Myron Zadony, Scott Mawaka.

Scott Mawaka has acquired Cleveland-based Fleet Response from his father and other investors so the company can remain a privately-held family-run business.

Tags: Fleet Response, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accident Management, Safety

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

Photo of Honda Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

The pickup truck, already an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, draws a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Honda, Pickup Trucks, IIHS, Crash Tests, NCAP, Honda Ridgeline, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Safety

February 15, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Touts Driver Safety Program

ARI's North American Driver Safety Program now includes 44 modules — courses designed to correct a specific driving flaw, like hard braking.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Drivers, Safety

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Tags: Winter Driving, Arizona DOT, Safety, Drivers

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.

Tags: Driver Safety, GHSA, National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

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