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10 Things Drivers Should Do in Case of an Accident

Government and National Safety Council statistics report that millions of Americans are involved in traffic crashes each year. Here are 10 steps for your drivers to follow when they find themselves in a crash incident.

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Accident Management Costs Hold Steady

The average fleet claim severity for 2006 was $1,869.87, an increase of $48.81 over 2004. Also experiencing a slight increase in 2006 was the percent of accidents deemed preventable.

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DriveCam Launches New Web Interface for Fleet Managers and Supervisors

SAN DIEGO – DriveCam has introduced a new Web interface that makes it easier for fleet managers and supervisors to access expertly reviewed risky driving events.

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10 Ways to Improve Fleet Safety

Many companies use methods such as videos and behind-the-wheel training to get the safety message across to drivers. Motor vehicle record (MVR) checks and incentives are also effective.

Driver safety has been a priority for UPS throughout its nearly 100-year history. In 2007, the company will invest $38 million in safety training.

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What UPS Can Teach Fleets About Driver Safety

The delivery company, celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, has made safety a core value, investing $38 million dollars and 1.3 million hours on safety training in 2007 alone.

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Using Data-Centric Predictive Analytics to Improve Driver Safety

Current tactics to analyze driver risk are reactionary, targeting drivers with already-proven unsafe behaviors. New data sources provide more comprehensive metrics for intelligent forecasting of high-risk drivers.

From left are Mark Geyer and Dunn Lumber fleet manager, with the company’s new Kenworth medium duty hybrid truck for pickup and delivery application.

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Kenworth's First Medium-Duty Hybrid Truck Delivered

SEATTLE – Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium-duty hybrid-electric truck into the U.S. market.

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FMCSA Eyes Lane Safety Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. federal trucking regulators are interested in new lane departure warning technology as a way to mitigate the rate of off-road accidents and rollovers on North American highways.

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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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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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