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Brake Service Violations Increase to 13.2%, CVSA Says

The results from the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week have revealed a slight increase in out-of-service violations compared to last year’s inspection period.

Products

Self-Retracting Lifelines

WernerCo's collection of self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) offer better fall protection than a traditional lanyard, reducing fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. The company offers four varieties of its SRLs: Bantam6, Baseline, Max Patrol, and AutoCoil2.

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Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

Videos

Driving With a Pet Onboard

Many employees occasionally travel with a pet, whether they're driving their own personal vehicle or a fleet vehicle during off-hours. But driving with an unrestrained pet can be extremely distracting. Here are some tips from AAA. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

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Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

Photo: NY.gov

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Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

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NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

The Andrus team, which serves 11 Western states and Texas, entered into a trial with the Lytx DriveCam video telematics program with it's 340-truck fleet.

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DriveCam Video Helps Address Driver Complacency

When Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers, and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed.

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Safety Tip: Assembling a Winter Emergency Kit

It's time again to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a fully stocked winter emergency kit in their vehicle. Here's some advice on what to include.

Videos

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

Here's some advice on what to include in a vehicle's winter emergency kit. This video, which originally aired in 2013, is courtesy of CTN News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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Fleet Cargo Security Benchmarking Research Results

See how your fleet cargo security and asset management strategies measure up with fleet managers across the nation.


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John Lovato was one of the 46 founding members of NAFA, a member of The Round Table Group (a precursor to NAFA), and a former fleet manager with chemical manufacturing company American Cyanamid.

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