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Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.

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Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.

Videos

Floor Mat Installation

Whenever reinstalling a driver's floor mat, fleet drivers need to make sure they follow the manufacturer's instructions for that particular vehicle model. An improperly installed floor mat poses a safety risk. This video demonstrates how to install floor mats in a Toyota Camry and shows how retention clips are used to prevent slippage. Video courtesy of Toyota. For the full fleet safety tip on floor mat installation, click here.

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Tenn. School Bus Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

A Chattanooga, Tenn., school bus driver was arrested after a bus crash resulted in the death of six children.

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Fla. Sheriff Makes Safety Upgrades to SUVs

The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Fla. has made changes to 85 of its SUVs to improve safety after a murder suspect was able to grab two deputies' shotguns earlier this year.

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Safety Tip: Preparing for Winter Driving

The season's first major snowstorm pummeled parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, signaling the need to review winter driving safety tips again.

Videos

Winter Driving Advice

AAA's William Van Tassel shares driver safety rules for winter road conditions. Video courtesy of AAA. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

News

E-One Recalls Fire Trucks for Aerial Ladder

The recall, set to begin Dec. 26, affects 196 trucks in the 2014-2016 model years.

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NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest “Most Wanted List” of safety improvements contains no big surprises compared to the one issued last year.

Products

Self-Retracting Lifelines

WernerCo's collection of self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) offer better fall protection than a traditional lanyard, reducing fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. The company offers four varieties of its SRLs: Bantam6, Baseline, Max Patrol, and AutoCoil2.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.






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