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June 2, 2015

Sprinter 2500 and 3500 Vans Recalled for Oil Leaks

The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.

June 2, 2015

Grappling With Glare

Whether driving during a sunny day or a traffic-filled night filled with bright headlight, drivers can take a number of steps to both prevent glare from happening and manage glare on the road.

June 1, 2015

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Pedal Error Prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers five safety tips aimed at preventing pedal error, which occurs when drivers mistakenly apply the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

June 1, 2015

GM Recalls Silverado, Sierra Pickups

Dealers will replace defective front-passenger air bag inflators manufactured by Takata.

May 22, 2015

NHTSA Extends Strict Oversight of GM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decides to extend for another year its review of General Motors' decisions and communications about potential vehicle safety issues.

May 20, 2015

Takata Airbag Recall May Include Some Commercial Trucks

Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.

May 7, 2015

NHTSA's Requested Budget Boost in Doubt

A House appropriations subcommittee passes a spending bill that includes a modest $6.5 million budget increase for the federal safety agency that's far below what the Obama administration had requested.

May 5, 2015

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags

An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.

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.

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