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February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo, Lawsuits, Global

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO Photo: Evan Lockridge

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.

Tags: CSA, MVRs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vigillo, SambaSafety

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Air Bags, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

Photo of Robert Workheiser (center) courtesy of Azuga.

Telematics provider Azuga has named Ralph Elliot of Custom Vehicle Outfitter as its driver of the year and Kirsten Ghaster of Ghaster Painting and Coatings as its fleet manager of the year, the company announced.

Tags: Awards, Azuga, Telematics, Safety, Rewards Program, Drivers

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.

Tags: Michigan, California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

(l. to r.) Ron Mawaka, Jr. , Claude Nolty, Ron Mawaka Sr., Myron Zadony, Scott Mawaka.

Scott Mawaka has acquired Cleveland-based Fleet Response from his father and other investors so the company can remain a privately-held family-run business.

Tags: Fleet Response, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accident Management, Safety

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

Photo of Honda Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

The pickup truck, already an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, draws a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Honda, Pickup Trucks, IIHS, Crash Tests, NCAP, Honda Ridgeline, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Safety

February 15, 2017 - Press Release

ARI Touts Driver Safety Program

ARI's North American Driver Safety Program now includes 44 modules — courses designed to correct a specific driving flaw, like hard braking.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Drivers, Safety

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.

Tags: Winter Driving, Arizona DOT, Safety, Drivers

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.

Tags: Driver Safety, GHSA, National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

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: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Collision Repair

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: Crash Tests, Ford F-250, Ford, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 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

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