Safety & Accident

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How to Jump-Start a Battery

Batteries tend to die at the most inopportune times, right? Here's a quick review of how to safely jump-start your battery to get back on the road. Video courtesy of Advance Auto Parts. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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Safety Tip: Jump-Starting the Right Way

AAA provides advice on how to safely jump-start a dead vehicle battery.

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Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

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How to Check Coolant

This video explains how to make sure your vehicle's coolant can withstand the winter temperatures it may encounter. Video courtesy of Advance Auto Parts. For the full safety tip about cooling system maintenance, click here.

Screengrab from Midland County Roads

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Mich. County Improves Fleet Visibility with Lights

Midland County, Mich., is installing green lights on its maintenance vehicles to improve visibility. All new and old equipment will be fitted with the green lights in addition to the existing amber lights, including snow plows.

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Safety Tip: Lane Markings Translated

Here's a quick review on what some common lane markings mean, provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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What Lane Markings Mean

Here's a brief review of what some common lane markings mean for drivers. Video courtesy of LowestPriceTrafficSchool.com. For the full safety tip, click here.

Photo by the Oregon Department of Transportation via Wikimedia Commons.

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Safety Tip: Not Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Here's seasonal advice on when to override instructions from a navigation system or app, and what to do if you're stranded in the snow.

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GPS Leaves Family Stranded

An Oregon family traveling to California got stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain road earlier this month after relying on GPS navigation. Their ordeal underscores the risks associated with using navigation systems and apps during harsh winter weather. Video courtesy of ABC News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Potential Oil Leaks

The recall affects 1,157 Taurus, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter GTDI engines — all in the 2016 or 2017 model years.  

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How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


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