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The Numbers Don’t Lie: 85% Risk Reduction

Once he saw the results, Jeremy Collins of Postal Fleet Services was convinced that the SmartDrive video safety program was the answer. “You can actually predict what will happen based on driver behavior. We can see the trends and identify risk before an accident happens. The goal is to improve the quality of drivers and eliminate accidents. SmartDrive does that."

Hear more from Jeremy and learn how you can improve driver behavior and reduce risk in your fleet.

A national trade association gives top honors to Gemini Motor Transport (Gemini), the primary fuel-hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, for the company’s safe driving record. (Photo courtesy of Love's)

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Gemini Motor Transport Wins Safety Award

National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC), a trade association that specializes in bulk transportation services, recognized Gemini at its Annual Conference Safety Award Luncheon this week.

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FleetUp Names VP of Sales, Business Development

FleetUp named Ken McCann, formerly with Drivewyze, vice president of sales and business development, effective immediately

Autocar's ACX Xpeditor

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Autocar Xpeditor Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling an estimated 541 2018-2019 Autocar Xpeditor vocational trucks because the pinch bolt on the clamp for the adjustable length drag may not have been tightened properly.

The four-post lift has impact-resistant LED lights illuminating truck undercarriages. Photo: Stertil-Koni

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Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintenance Shop Safety

The stakes are high and the payoffs big when it comes to worker safety, notably in reducing accidents, minimizing eyestrain, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity. Stertil-Koni says professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance.

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American Traffic Solutions Parent Acquires Toll Management Company

The corporate parent of toll management fleet services provider American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has acquired a Miami-based toll collection company and a European traffic fee company, according to a release.

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado no-drill mounting plates courtesy of Larson Electronics

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Chevrolet Silverado No-Drill Mounting Plates

Larson Electronics now offers a variety of no-drill roof mounting plates for Chevrolet Trucks, including the Silverado and GMC Sierra.

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Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Photo of truck tire being retread courtesy of Jim Park.

Articles

Top Retreaders Must Compete Against Tier 4 Truck Tires

It’s difficult to find a topic most people agree on, but among retreaders, concern over low-cost Chinese tires is one of them.

Information from this predictive data integration enables fleet managers and dispatchers to determine if a driver’s route needs to be adjusted or cancelled altogether. (Image courtesy of Teletrac Navman)

Products

DIRECTOR Weather

Teletrac Navman announced DIRECTOR Weather, a new API integration powered by Weather Telematics.

Tire service providers and retreaders can be a great source of failure analysis if the unit number and wheel position are tracked. Photos: Jim Park

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What's Wrecking Your Tires?

Since tires rarely self-destruct, there is always a smoking gun, and it’s in your best interest to find it. You do that through failure analysis.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


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