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April 11, 2017 - Press Release

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

Photo: PRNewsfoto/Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign called Built for Better, which will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as a sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Bandag, Bridgestone

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

Tags: AAA, Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

Tags: Technology, Penske Truck Leasing, ELDs, Consultants

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Tags: AAA, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety

March 31, 2017 - Product News

Apex Capital Partners With KeepTruckin to Offer ELD Solution

Image via KeepTruckin

Freight factoring provider Apex Capital has partnered with KeepTruckin to help its customers comply with the upcoming ELD mandate.

Tags: Partnership, ELDs, Factoring, ELD Mandate, Apex Capital

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

Tags: Distracted Driving, Omnitracs, Safety, Drivers

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

Tags: Research, Pedestrian Safety, GHSA, National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-450, F-550 Trucks for Driveshaft

Photo of Ford F-450 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 548 2017-model year F-450 and F-550 trucks in North America.

Tags: Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-450, Ford, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Product News

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Accident Management, Big Data, Data Overload

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

Photo courtesy of Altec.

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Propane Conversion

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

About 97,000 trucks are at risk for loss of vehicle control and diminished braking performance.

Tags: Isuzu, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Isuzu N-Series, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Cabovers

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

Automotive Fleet photo.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech 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 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pulling 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 to Acquire 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

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