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February 9, 2016

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

February 8, 2016

Road Deaths Spike in 2015

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. climbed during the first three quarters of last year, according to estimates in a newly released NHTSA report.

February 3, 2016

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Unexpected Movement

The recall affects 195 devices that need new hydraulic pressure control valves.

January 25, 2016

Record 51M Vehicles Recalled in 2015

Nearly 900 vehicle recalls were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2015, a new record involving more than 51 million vehicles — another record, the federal agency reported.

January 14, 2016

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

January 7, 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks for Fuel Return Hoses

The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.

December 28, 2015

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.

December 22, 2015

Industry Dialogue Needed to Ensure Regulations Don’t Impede Advances in Fleet Technology

A watershed moment occurred July 21, 2015, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind bill, the Security and Privacy in Your Car Act. It directs NHTSA to conduct a rulemaking to issue vehicle cybersecurity regulations against unauthorized access to electronic controls or driving data. There are number of stakeholders in the “OBD ecosystem.” In addition to government regulators and auto OEMs, important OBD stakeholders include fleet managers, aftermarket suppliers, and industry associations.

December 14, 2015

NHTSA’s New 5-Star Crash-Test Criteria Will Increase Safety and Acquisition Costs

On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed upgrading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles by adding new standards for accident-avoidance technology, which will make it much tougher for OEMs to achieve a 5-Star Rating. Without a doubt these safety technologies are beneficial, but they cost money and will also exert upward pressure on new-vehicle acquisition costs. What are the full fleet implications?

December 7, 2015

Video Tip: Buckling Up in Back

Rear-seat passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they’re unbuckled, so it's important for fleet drivers to make sure all passengers are wearing seat belts each and every trip.

December 3, 2015

Modified Ford Paratransit Vans Recalled

The Ricon-made wheelchair lifts in 667 MobilityWorks-modified vans may have faulty parts that could lead to failure of the stowed platform mounting.

November 13, 2015

Isuzu Recalls Older N-Series, GM W-Series Trucks

The recall covers 13,671 Isuzu NPR, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet W3500, Chevrolet W4500, GMC W3500 and GMC W4500 gasoline trucks in the 2006-2008 model years.

November 10, 2015

Cummins Natural Gas Engine Recall Affects Mack, Navistar Trucks

The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.

November 10, 2015

Terex Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks for Steering

The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.

October 27, 2015

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Rear Axles

The recall affects 65,760 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

October 20, 2015

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Ignition Locks

The recall covers more than 3,000 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra vehicles.

October 8, 2015

Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled in Some McNeilus Mixers, Refuse Trucks

UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.

September 22, 2015

McNeilus, Oshkosh Recall CNG Trucks for Fire Risk

The McNeilus recall affects 365 refuse and concrete mixer trucks, and the Oshkosh recall covers 33 S-Series concrete mixers.

September 10, 2015

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Trucks Recalled for Air Bags

The recall affects more than 188,000 trucks manufactured from Aug. 26, 2013, to Aug. 8 of this year.

September 9, 2015

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

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