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Belly strapping: The lower stack of this load was secured before the top stack was placed aboard and tied down. There are more than enough straps to satisfy safety and regulatory demands. Photos: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

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Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

Photo of Robert Workheiser (center) courtesy of Azuga.

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Azuga Gives Safe Driver, Fleet Manager Awards

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.

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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.

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Tips on Making Turns

Here's advice on how to execute right, left and U turns more safely. Video courtesy of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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

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Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

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.

Photo of Honda Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.

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Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

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

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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.

Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation

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Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

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.

Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

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Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

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

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Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

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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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