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Nobilas Launches Accident Management Platform ‘Nobilas Connect'

NORCROSS, GA – Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions has launched a new communication platform for the vehicle repair market. This IT platform connects all relevant parties in the vehicle accident management value chain. Through the Connect Communication Platform, Nobilas' insurance company clients benefit from instant availability of important data, enabling maximum process efficiency.

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Bill to Ban Retreads in Florida Dies

TALLAHASEE, FL – Florida Sen. Victor Crist's recently proposed bill to ban the use of retreaded tires by most trucks in Florida is now a dead issue, according to Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB). A required House companion bill was not forthcoming by the March deadline and this effectively tabled the Senate bill.

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Iteris Names 12 Commercial Truck Fleets that Adopt Lane Departure Warning Technology as Standard Feature

ANAHEIM, CA – Iteris, Inc.'s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology has been adopted as a standard feature by 12 commercial truck fleets across the country, several of which began installing the systems last year. The 12 fleets are located throughout the U.S. and Canada and range from LTLs to flat-bed carriers to regional short haul transportation companies.

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OEMs Improve Truck Brake Safety and Control

Nearly all this year’s Class 3-6 commercial vehicles provide upgraded braking systems and/or new brake-related features and options.

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How to Maximize Commercial Truck Tire Life

While tires are depreciating equipment, fleet managers can control how fast tire value drops. The best way is to write, communicate, and enforce a tire management and maintenance program.

Truck tires courtesy of BFGoodrich

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How to Increase Truck Fuel Mileage

One simple and immediate way for truck fleets to save money at the pump is to keep their tires properly inflated. By maintaining the proper inflation pressure for a given tire size and load, tires also last longer and are safer.

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Department of Transportation Contests Criticisms of Truck Safety Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Public Affairs has issued a statement in response to two recent articles in the New York Times (“Making the Highways Less Safe,” the New York Times, 12/10/06; and “Loosening the Rules,” New York Times, 12/3/06).

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Truckers Vote Louisiana Roads the Nation's Worst

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Louisiana has the worst roads in the United States.

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Freightliner Completes Field Operational Test With U.S. DOT to Improve Vehicle Safety & Reliability

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner LLC has completed a three-year study with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) — a field-operational test of electronically controlled braking systems (ECBS) and other safety technologies. Conducted as part of the DOT's initiative to accelerate deployment of new safety technologies that reduce accidents and fatalities, the study's results will be used to improve truck safety systems' performance, reliability, durability, and maintainability.

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Fleet Safety 101: What Every Fleet Manager Ne

Keeping driver and third parties safe and reducing the risk of physical damage is grounded in some very basic concepts.

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How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


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