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January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 5 Things to Remember About Roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation offers advice on how to safely navigate a roundabout.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Roundabouts, Safety, Washington DOT

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Control

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The safety recall, which covers 1,526 devices, is expected to begin Feb. 28.

Tags: Terex, Recalls, Aerial Devices, NHTSA, Safety, Utility Fleets

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Ford, Windows, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, Safety

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Video: Report Urges Lowering Driver Blood Alcohol Limits

To reduce alcohol-related crashes, a new National Academies of Sciences study also recommends raising alcohol taxes and requiring interlocks for all DWI offenders.  

Tags: Drunk Driving, Research, State Laws, Safety, National Academies of Sciences

January 18, 2018 - Press Release

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Safe Fleet

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Speci'ing Work Trucks

A truck's chassis manufacturer determines a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The GVW is the total weight of a truck and its payload. Photo courtesy of Ford

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

Tags: NTEA, CDL, Work Trucks, Gross Vehicle Weight, Safety

January 15, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Tags: AAA, Driver Health, Safety

January 15, 2018 - Industry News

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

Tags: Georgia, Distracted Driving, State Legislation, Safety, Cell Phone Use, Hands-Free

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

NHTSA Launches Safety Campaign for Super Bowl Sunday

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Companies can download for free safety campaign materials reminding employees to plan ahead for a safe ride home if they drink during game-day festivities.

Tags: Drivers, Drunk Driving, NHTSA, Safety

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

Screen shot via YouTube.

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

Photo of Toyota Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers multiple models, including Tacoma and Tundra pickups, RAV4 and Highlander SUVs and Sienna minivans.

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety, Lexus, Lexus GX 460, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tacoma

January 1, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

Photo by qwesy qwesy/Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety, Bureau of Labor Statistics

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Photo: Volvo Group

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Hours of Service, Port of Long Beach, Driver Fatigue, Fatal Accidents, Ports

December 25, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

Tags: 2009-MY, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, FCA, Safety

December 17, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Photo by Mark Buckawicki/Wikimedia Commons.

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Winter Driving, Safety, Snow Plow

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

Tags: Winter Driving, National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Impact Sensors

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

The recall, set to begin Jan. 3, covers more than 3,500 vans in the 2018 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Air Bags, Ram ProMaster, NHTSA, 2018-MY, FCA, Safety

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Automotive Lift Institute Re-elects Schanze Chairman


Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company from St. Joseph, Mo., was elected to a third term as chairman of the board of the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Automotive Lift Institute, Board of Directors

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Holiday Travel, Road Deaths

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

Photo: FMCSA

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD Mandate


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