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February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Ford

February 7, 2017 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Mobileye Safety System on FE and FG Trucks

Photo: Mobileye

For model year 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will offer optional Mobileye collision-avoidance systems on its FE and FG Series trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Medium-Duty Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Mobileye

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

Across the nation, it's pothole season. Here's advice from AAA on how drivers can prevent --- or at least limit --- pothole damage.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Potholes, Drivers

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Update Ups Fuel Economy

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Fuel Economy, T680, Adaptive Cruise Control

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

CarriersEdge Adds Food Safety for Drivers

CarriersEdge announced Food Safety for Drivers, a training module for preparing drivers to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Tags: Driver Training, CarriersEdge, Safety

January 31, 2017 - Product News

Shellback's Smartphone Cases Curb Distracted Driving

Photo courtesy of Shellback.

Shellback has released its “Smartphone Safe,” which helps prevent driver distraction and monitors driver habits.

Tags: Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, Driver Behavior, Smartphones, Risk Management

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Ensuring a Safe Super Bowl Sunday

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers some advice on how to make sure that Super Bowl parties don't end in tragedy. You may want to pass these tips along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Tags: Driver Safety, Drunk Driving, Driver Safety Tips

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 Draws Top Safety Score

Photo of 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 courtesy of Ford.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the truck model an overall safety rating of five stars — the highest possible score.

Tags: Ford, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Crash Tests, Ford F-250, Ford Super Duty

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Tundra Trucks Recalled for Bumper Steps

Photo of Ford Tundra courtesy of Ford.

The recall, set to begin in mid-February, covers approximately 73,000 pickup trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, Recalls, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Safe Fleet Acquires Randall Manufacturing

Safe Fleet has completed the acquisition of Randall Manufacturing LLC, marking Safe Fleet's eighth acquisition during its ownership by The Sterling Group.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Safe Fleet, Randall Manufacturing

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Proposes 4 Opioids for Drug Testing Panel

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel

Tags: Drug Testing, U.S. DOT

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology, Pennsylvania DOT, Ohio DOT, Michigan DOT, University of Michigan

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Photo: Dwight Burdette

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

Tags: Pep Boys, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops

January 22, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Setting Mirrors for Safer Lane Changes

AAA offers advice on how to properly adjust mirrors to diminish blind spots.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips

January 19, 2017 - Industry News

3.1M Vehicles Recalled for Takata Air Bags

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

NHTSA releases details about 24 separate recalls involving 17 different vehicle manufacturers.

Tags: Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.

Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, Vehicle Registration

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Begins Annual Drug Testing Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, U.S. DOT

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo, and Navistar with the new spec. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

Tags: Class 8, Penske, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Truck Rental, Collision Avoidance Technology

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Jump-Starting the Right Way

AAA provides advice on how to safely jump-start a dead vehicle battery.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, AAA

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Denied Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.

Tags: OOIDA, ELD, ELD Mandate

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

Tags: Maintenance, Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Antifreeze

January 8, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Recalls More Vehicles for Takata Air Bags

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

This latest action covers more than 86,000 older-model SUVs and trucks in the U.S.

Tags: 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Ram Truck, Dodge Durango, 2005-MY, Takata, Ram 2500, Air Bags, Ram 3500, FCA

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Approves Higher Truck Speed Limit

Photo via Michigan DOT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways and includes an increase for commercial trucks.

Tags: Legislation, Michigan, Infrastructure, Speed Limits

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Element Purchases The CEI Group

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Element Fleet Management Corp. has purchased fleet safety and accident management provider The CEI Group, the company announced.

Tags: Element Fleet Management, CEI Group, Mergers & Acquisitions

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