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November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Tags: Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Emergency Kits, Safety, First-Aid Kits

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

Tags: Drug Testing, Drugged Driving, U.S. DOT, Opioids, Drivers, Safety & Compliance

November 9, 2017 - Press Release

Driving Dynamics Offers Mobile-Based Driving Lessons

Driving Dynamics has begun offering a new learning management system called DrivActiv that's optimized for mobile devices, according to the company.

Tags: Drivers, Training, Driving Dynamics

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Daimler, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Vans

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

Tags: Winter Driving, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

November 3, 2017 - Press Release

Utility Contractor Works 2.5M Hours Without a Lost Time Accident

The service provider achieved a safety-performance milestone when it recently exceeded 2.5 million man hours without a lost time incident

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety

November 2, 2017 - Press Release

Terminix Implements Azuga Safety Tech in Fleet

Photo courtesy of Azuga.

Terminix Service Inc. has installed Azuga safety technology in over 300 fleet vehicles to improve fleet safety management and encourage safe driving behaviors.

Tags: Pest Control Fleets, Azuga, Safety, Telematics

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

Cathy Gautreaux Photo: Louisiana Motor Transport Association

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the agency’s next deputy administrator, according to an industry source.

Tags: FMCSA, Louisiana Motor Transport Association, People

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

CEI Group Brings Back Wysseier as President, CEO

Wysseier

John Wysseier has returned to The CEI Group as president and chief executive officer more than a decade after he departed the collision management company, the company has announced.

Tags: CEI Group, C-Suite, Element Fleet Management, Safety, New Hire

October 29, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Here's safety advice, provided by AAA Exchange, to help keep motorists and trick-or-treaters safe on Tuesday night.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, AAA

October 27, 2017 - Product News

Zonar Coach Offers Real-Time In-Cab Coaching

Photo courtesy of Zonar.

Zonar has introduced Coach, a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance, the company announced.

Tags: Zonar, Video Event Recorders, Driver Coaching, Drivers, Safety

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

Photo courtesy of VDI.

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, USPS, Virtual Driver Interactive, Virtual Reality

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 30K F-150 Pickups

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The company issues three separate safety recalls that involve trucks in North America.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Photo of Tom Camp courtesy of UPS.

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

Tags: Drivers, UPS, Michigan, Safety

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Photo by Xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Night Driving

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Thanks to optional automatic braking, the pickup truck now qualifies for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: Ford F-150, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Headlights, Ford, Automatic Braking, Large Pickups, 2018-MY

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Adds DriveCam to 4,400 Trucks

Image courtesy of Ryder and Lytx

Ryder System, Inc. announced its partnership with Lytx and the implementation of DriveCam into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

Tags: DriveCam, Accident Management, Lytx, Ryder

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

Tags: AAA, Parking, Vehicle Damage, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Smithfield Foods Reduces Accidents with SmartDrive

Photo courtesy of Smithfield and SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced that Smithfield Foods, Inc. has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its entire fleet of nearly 600 Armour and Eckrich branded refrigerated box trucks following a competitive review and pilot program.

Tags: Accident Management, SmartDrive Systems, Food and Beverage Fleets, Smithfield Foods

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Produces New Training Course

SIEVERT

NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

Tags: Upfitting, NTEA, Training, Continuing Education, Truck-Mounted Equipment

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Photo: Lytx

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

Photo courtesy of ZF.

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

Tags: DHL, ZF, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Delivery Fleets, Germany

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Tags: TRALA, ELD, ELD Mandate

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Photo by Djmaschek/Wikimedia Commons.

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

Tags: Drunk Driving, Seat Belts, Pedestrian Safety, Speeding, Motorcycles, NHTSA, Road Deaths

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