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April 30, 2015

Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.

April 29, 2015

NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for safety defects on vehicles.

April 23, 2015

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

April 20, 2015

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

April 15, 2015

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

April 7, 2015

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices, General Digger Derricks

Defective bolts in 2014-2015 models may result in the boom falling, posing a safety risk.  

April 6, 2015

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Disrupt Fleet Management?

Publicly held corporations include risk factors in their annual reports that forecast potential market forces that may impact their business. Recently, three insurance companies and an auto-parts supplier cited the emergence of autonomous vehicles as potentially disruptive to their future business.

April 2, 2015

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices for Faulty Valves

The counterbalance valves might crack and permit hydraulic fluid to leak, which can lead to unintended boom movement.

March 30, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

March 12, 2015

Ambulance Recall Addresses Electrical Problems

Wheeled Coach Industries issues a safety recall and completes repairs on 18 2010-MY ambulances at risk for electrical malfunctions.

March 11, 2015

Altec Aerial Devices Recalled for Boom Malfunction

The action, set to start March 30, affects more than 3,000 aerial devices in the 2011 to 2014 model years.

March 8, 2015

Five Peterbilt Truck Models Recalled for Steering

Paccar’s recall affects more than 5,000 trucks in the 2009-2015 model years.

March 6, 2015

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick, Aerial Device Trucks

To address a fire risk, dealers will replace a 30-amp circuit breaker with a 20-amp one.

February 25, 2015

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Faulty Doors

The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.

February 24, 2015

Altec Recalls Crane Jibs for Injury Risk

The recall, set to begin March 3, will permit dealer installation of a retrofit kit designed to help operators place the limiting pin properly so jib movement is restricted.

February 20, 2015

NHTSA Urged to Mandate Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.

February 12, 2015

Terex Recalls Hi-Ranger Bucket Trucks

The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.

February 9, 2015

Drugged Driving on the Rise, NHTSA Says

Despite a drop in drunk driving, new NHTSA research finds that growing use of marijuana and prescription drugs is raising new safety concerns.

February 3, 2015

Obama Proposes NHTSA Funding Boost for Recall Probes

President Barack Obama has proposed a funding increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would boost the agency's funding by 9 percent to expand investigations into vehicle safety defects.

January 23, 2015

Nissan Recalls Pathfinder, Rogue SUVs

Under-torqued fasteners might result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly.

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