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August 1, 2017 - Industry News

Kimberly-Clark Partners with TV Show on Truck Safety

Todd Dewey (right), Ice Road truckers TV show personality, partnered with Kimberly-Clark to promote the value of safety glasses and proper use of eye wear. (Source: Todd Dewey Facebook)

After an accident with an exploding logging truck tire, reality TV personality Todd Dewey of Ice Road Truckers has partnered with Kimberly-Clark to spread the word of the importance of safety eye wear.

Tags: Tires, Eye Wear, Safety Glasses, Kimberly-Clark, Ice Road Truckers

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

Photo by Don Graham (inknife_2000)/flickr.

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Semitrailers

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford E-Series, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC, Safety

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Tags: Cargo Management, Vehicle Security, Terrorism, TSA, Fleet Safety Conference

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

The recall covers more than 40,000 GM cars and trucks. Photo courtesy of GM.

A software update that was part of a previous recall might have been incomplete, affecting more than 40,000 cars and trucks.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2014-MY, Safety, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Seat Belts, Air Bags, 2017-MY

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Partners with AllState on Roadside Assistance

Image courtesy of Azuga

Roadside breakdowns can ruin anyone's day. For companies that rely on their fleet service, problems on the road can present business and safety risks as well. Azuga has teamed up with Signature Motor Club, an Allstate company, to provide emergency roadside services for its fleet clients.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Azuga, Mobile Apps, Allstte

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch Collision Certification Program

Photo courtesy of GM.

Set to debut in early 2018, the program will establish a comprehensive set of standards for collision repair of GM vehicles.

Tags: Collision Repair, General Motors, Accident Management

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Driving Dynamics Acquires Element's CTS Training Unit

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Driving Dynamics has acquired the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) from Element Fleet Management in a deal that will expand its own fleet driver training and preserve the fleet management company's safety offering to its own clients, Driving Dynamics has announced.

Tags: Driving Dynamics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Fleet Management, Drivers, Driver Training, CDL, New Hire, C-Suite, Fleet Management Companies

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

Photo: FMCSA

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, ELD, ELD Mandate, DOT

July 17, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Brings J.J. Keller, TMW Software to Marketplace

Screenshot via Geotab

Geotab has announced the launch of Driver DataSense from J.J. Keller & Associates and integrations to TMW Suite and TMW TruckMate from TMW Systems, through its online Marketplace.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, TMW Systems

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Night Driving

Photo by Nandaro/Wikimedia Commons.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Drowsy Driving

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

AEM Updates Digger Derrick Safety Manual

Photo courtesy of Altec

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual, which features information on lifting, pole setting, digging operation, calculating load capacities, and personnel platform safety.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Safety

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

Va. Utility Worker Dies from Electrocution

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

A lineman for the City of Danville, Va., was responding to a power outage in an elevated bucket truck when the accident occurred.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Utility Fleets, Safety

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts ELD File-Checker Tool Online

One of the bugaboos to the quick adoption by fleets of electronic logging devices compliant to the new rule has been the question of how—or when— users can be certain that the mandated devices will be able to electronically transfer data files of records of duty status for review by law enforcement officials who use portable computers.

Tags: ELDs, ELD Mandate, Hours of Service

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.

Tags: Research, Safety, Colleges and Universities

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

Beverage Distributor's Event Recorders Reducing Dents and Dings

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Bellevue, Wash.-based Odom Corp. has added a video telematics system to its fleet of 354 beverage delivery trucks to nudge its drivers toward safer driving habits and improve its branding.

Tags: Drivers, Winter Driving, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, Food and Beverage Fleets, Delivery Fleets

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler’s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks, Safety, Global, Research

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Screenshot via Nauto.

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

Tags: Toyota, Distracted Driving, Video Event Recorders, In-Car Video, Nauto

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

Screenshot via TSA

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: Security, Fleet Safety Conference, Bomb Threat, TSA

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

July 10, 2017 - Press Release

Safe Fleet Names VP of Work Truck

BONHAM

Safe Fleet announced that work truck industry veteran, Craig Bonham, has joined Safe Fleet as the new Vice President of Work Truck effective July 1.

Tags: Work Trucks, Safe Fleet, New Hire

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

Image: National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

Tags: NTSB, Fleet Safety Conference, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles

July 3, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Vehicle Theft

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, so here's some timely advice from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

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