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Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Each year, U.S. employers spend billions on traffic accidents involving workers who didn’t wear a seat belt. And some workers are more likely to ditch the belt than others.

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ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

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Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.

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Hirschbach Adds Lytx DriveCam Safety Program to Fleet

Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach has incorporated the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its truck fleet to increase safety and reduce accidents.

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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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