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U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

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Storm Triggers Deadly Pileup in Mich.

A blinding snow storm on Dec. 8 caused a major pileup on I-96 near Lansing, Mich., killing three people and injuring 11. Drivers of big commercial trucks were among those who struggled to maintain control on the slick highway -- and several were unsuccessful. Especially in wintry driving conditions, motorists need to take extra precautions in sharing the road with heavy-duty commercial trucks. Video courtesy of CBS News. For the full safety tip, click here.

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Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for truck drivers passed the Senate late Friday night, Dec. 9.

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FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Articles

Work Truck Commemorates 10th Anniversary

From the push to “go green” to new-vehicle launches to mergers and acquisitions, the past decade has been covered in full by the No. 1 vocational truck magazine.

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Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

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SmartDrive Enhances Driver-Safety Video Solution

The latest release of SmartDrive’s video-based analytics platform and safety program includes new capabilities for capturing and delivering videos, improving the video-coaching process and driver-performance analytics as well as custom policy configurations.

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Ex-NFL Player's Death Tied to Road Rage

Joe McKnight, a former NFL running back, was shot to death Dec. 1 during an apparent road rage incident in a suburb of New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand offers a few details during the early stages of the homicide investigation. Video courtesy of NOLA.com. For advice on how to avoid becoming a road rage victim, click here.

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Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

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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