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January 16, 2018

Top Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities in South American Fleet Market

The South American fleet market has tremendous potential that will grow in tandem with the forecast of the region’s retail automotive market growing significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.

January 15, 2018

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

January 15, 2018

Driving With Vision Disorders

The three most common vision disorders that can compromise driving safety are cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Video courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For the full safety tip about protecting your vision, click here.

January 9, 2018

NHTSA Launches Safety Campaign for Super Bowl Sunday

Companies can download for free safety campaign materials reminding employees to plan ahead for a safe ride home if they drink during game-day festivities.

January 8, 2018

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

January 8, 2018

8 Noises that Drivers Shouldn’t Ignore

What does that weird sound coming from your vehicle mean? AAA offers some answers. Video courtesy of AAA. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 4, 2018

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

January 2, 2018

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk

The recall covers multiple models, including Tacoma and Tundra pickups, RAV4 and Highlander SUVs and Sienna minivans.

January 1, 2018

Highway Merging and Lane Changes

Driving school owner Richard D'Astolfo offers advice on how to merge and change lanes safely on a busy highway. Video by Howcast via YouTube. For the full safety tip on freeway driving, click here.

January 1, 2018

Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

December 29, 2017

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

December 25, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

December 25, 2017

Drowsy Driving Risk Rises During Holidays

During the holiday season, everyone is on the go trying to cross off items on their expansive to-do lists. And when busy schedules result in less sleep, the risk of drowsy driving climbs. In less than a month, the Charlotte, N.C., region has seen three drowsy driving-related deaths. Video courtesy of WCNC. For tips on how to get enough sleep, click here.

December 22, 2017

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

December 17, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

December 16, 2017

Don't Crowd the Plow

The Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois offers advice on how to safely share the road with snow-plow trucks. Video via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

December 14, 2017

JLG Launches Site to Explain Changing ANSI Standards

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards govern the access equipment industry and address machine design, safe use, and training in North America. The anticipated changes will move North American manufactured machines more towards a global model.

December 12, 2017

Don't Underutilize the Expertise of Your Suppliers

For many managers responsible for vehicle operations, fleet management is often one of several job responsibilities. These managers acknowledge that it is difficult to stay on top of changes in vehicle design, powertrains, onboard safety technology, telematics capabilities, and regulatory changes that impact fleet operations. Despite this recognition, a common mistake made by many of these managers is underutilizing the subject-matter expertise of current and/or prospective suppliers.

December 11, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

December 11, 2017

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

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