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November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

September 8, 2017

Top 5 Questions on DOT Crashes

CMV crashes capture the nation’s attention and perpetuate the stereotype that commercial trucks cause or are involved in more fatal accidents than others. To mitigate risk and shatter this misconception, your team should be familiar with what is required of them and how a crash affects the motor carrier.

August 11, 2017

Lineman in ICU After Boom Disconnects from Truck

The journey lineman was working at a jobsite when the boom arm of his bucket truck detached from the vehicle. Wenker sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

July 3, 2017

Fleet Liability for Add-On Equipment

Employers put themselves and others at great risk when they fail to train their employees on the proper use of equipment. Failure to ensure that employees fully comply with equipment use policies can compound the liability risk.

April 20, 2017

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

April 13, 2017

SmartDrive Provides Insight on Distracted Driving

The data analysis clearly demonstrates that the most distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors, and drive faster than the speed limit compared to all other drivers.

April 8, 2016

N.J. DPW Bucket Truck Catches Fire

A bucket truck caught fire in Livingston, N.J., due to a downed wire, which nearly injured an Essex County, N.J., Department of Public Works (DPW) employee after a spring storm.

March 10, 2016

NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

October 23, 2015

Neb. Worker Critically Injured After SUV Hits Bucket Truck

A roadside collision between an SUV and bucket truck lead to serious injuries for both employee and civilian.

April 27, 2015

Snowstorm Accident Oddly Helps Utility Cover Cost of New Truck

The weather-related car accident that left a utility truck totaled is actually working out in the fleet's favor: the insurance money will now help buy two new vehicles.

March 16, 2015

Alleged Drunk Driver to Get Grand Jury

Brenda Amerson, the alleged drunk driver of the vehicle that killed a Time Warner Cable utility worker Feb. 6 in Kentucky, is facing a grand jury.

February 4, 2015

NTSB: 'Slight' Drop in Highway Deaths

The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.

August 4, 2014

Train Hits Rear-end of Bucket Truck in Railroad Crossing Accident

Two employees from Medina Electric Cooperative (MEC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative corporation serving South Texas, were involved in a bucket truck accident at a railroad crossing on July 25.

April 25, 2014

Two Massachusetts Linemen Die in Tragic Crane Truck Accident

Two 34-year-old linemen in Bourne, Mass., died April 12 after a tragic accident in which a crane truck tipped over while the men were working at the end of its boom. The accident is being investigated by OSHA.

March 31, 2014

Accident Watch: AT&T Truck Rear-Ends Family SUV; Georgia Power Truck Flips Over in Intersection Crash

Recent accidents involving utility vehicles include an AT&T truck rear-ending a family of five, a Georgia Power truck that flipped over after being hit at an intersection, and an Xfinity truck that crashed into a front-end loader tractor.

March 31, 2014

AT&T Truck Rear-Ends Family SUV

Video by Kiii News.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Kiii News reported the driver of an AT&T truck rear-ended an SUV on March 15. Officers said the SUV with a family of five had slowed down and the utility truck behind it did not hit the brakes in time. Read more here.


March 10, 2014

Reflective Vehicle Tape

Visibility Tape has released wider strips of its reflective vehicle tape to give larger vehicles such as trucks increased visibility. When applied to the rear of a fleet vehicle, the tape increases awareness of stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

February 27, 2014

Can Accidents Be Eliminated Through Modern Vehicle Technology?

In the ultimate goal of the elimination of all accidents or crashes, where should the focus lie: the driver, the vehicle, or both?

February 14, 2014

Icy Texas Roads Cause SUV to Collide with Oncor Utility Truck

A 17-year-old girl in Texas was hospitalized in critical condition last week after the vehicle she was riding in collided with an Oncor utility truck.

December 19, 2013

Accident Watch: Utility Truck Slides Down Ravine, Catches Fire

Reported accidents involving utility company drivers has been a trend in recent headlines, with the latest occurrences in Oregon and Georgia.

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