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April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

Tags: Road Deaths, Accidents, Highways, Geotab

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Polaris Recalls Ranger UTVs and Sportsman ATVs

Polaris Industries is voluntary recalling certain model-year 2015 Ranger 900 UTVs and certain model-year 2017 Sportsman ATVs.

Tags: Polaris, Recalls, Safety, Utility Vehicle, Off-Road Equipment

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Work Zones, Safety

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Schwarze Street Sweepers Recalled for Air Brakes

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, expected to begin April 17, covers 129 vehicles at risk for unexpectedly stopping.

Tags: Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Air Brakes, Street Sweepers, Schwarze Industries, Safety

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

Infographic courtesy of AAA Foundation. Source of data: CDC.

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

Tags: AAA, Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

Tags: AAA, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

Photo via Wikimedia/Matthew Lamb

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway.

Tags: Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Police Motorcycles

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

Photo courtesy of Altec.

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Altec Industries, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Propane Conversion

March 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

Automotive Fleet photo.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, Propane Conversion

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Austin PD Installs Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Vehicles

Photo of carbon monoxide detection stickers courtesy of Austin PD

The Austin (Texas) Police Department has purchased 400 carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all of its patrol vehicles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, City of Austin, Safety

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago, LAPD Among Safety Grant Winners

     Deborah A.P. Hersman

The National Safety Council and NHTSA team to award grants to organizations finding innovative ways to decrease road fatalities and injuries.

Tags: National Safety Council, NHTSA, Federal Grants, Road Deaths, Safety

March 19, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

Tags: Safety, Driver Safety Tips

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Photo courtesy of Daimler Vans.

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Safety, Minivans

March 15, 2017 - Press Release

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Photo courtesy of Intel.

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

Tags: Intel, Mobileye, Autonomous Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

Traffic in New York City Photo: U.S. DOT

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highway Bill

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

7 Steps to Boost Vehicle Lift Safety

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Following a detailed review of bus and truck maintenance facilities across North America, vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni has identified seven key steps to improving safety for technicians working on the shop floor.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni, Shop Equipment, Technician Training, Safety

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

D.C. Ambulances Test Vehicle-Mounted Radiation Detectors

Photo via Wikimedia/Tim1965

The U.S. Department of Defense concluded its biggest and longest test deployment of vehicle-mounted radiation detectors in Washington, D.C., on the district's fire trucks and ambulances.

Tags: Department of Defense

March 5, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Road Crashes, Safety

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: NYC Sanitation Kept 500 Recalled Vehicles In Operation

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) failed to track how employees paid for toll road access and continued to operate 509 vehicles with an open recall, according to a report from the Comptroller's Office.

Tags: New York City, Recalls, Toll Management

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