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April 20, 2018 - Industry News

N.J. City University Reduces Preventable Collisions

The university reduced its preventable collisions in 2017 compared to the prior year. Image courtesy of New Jersey City University.

The New Jersey City University has reduced its preventable collisions by 54% in calendar-year 2017 compared to the prior year.

Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, University Fleets, National Safety Council

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Autocar Xpeditor Trucks Recalled for Steering Issue

Autocar's ACX Xpeditor

Autocar, LLC (Autocar) is recalling an estimated 541 2018-2019 Autocar Xpeditor vocational trucks because the pinch bolt on the clamp for the adjustable length drag may not have been tightened properly.

Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Refuse Fleets, Vocational Trucks

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Photo of 2018 F-150 pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Ford F-150, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Safety

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

NYC Parks Develops Online Fleet Driver Training Program

NYC Parks' new online fleet driver training program includes training videos, reading materials, and quizzes. Screencapture courtesy of NYC Parks

New York City's Parks Department will roll out a new online fleet training program for drivers in May. The program allows the department to administer, track, and deliver fleet-related courses through a software application.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, New York City

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Okla. Municipality's Fleet Vehicles Vandalized

Stock photo of a broken car window via Kafziel/Wikimedia

Surveillance cameras captured a man breaking windows and pouring an unknown substance into the gas tanks of vehicles owned by the City of Tulsa, Okla.

Tags: Vandalism, Crime

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Ferrara Fire Apparatus Recalls Emergency Vehicles

Image courtesy of NHTSA

Ferrara Fire Apparatus is recalling certain 2004-2012 Inferno and Igniter emergency vehicles equipped with Timoney Independent Front Suspensions.

Tags: Recalls, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Safety, Fire Trucks

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, FCA, Safety

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Research from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in about 70% of the full cost of the car. Grapahic courtesy of NICB

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Parts Management, Parts and Service, Crime

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. Sheriff Utilizes Simulator for Driving Training

Photo of an En-Mark driving simulator courtesy of En-Mark Simulator Rentals

The training is part of the Clay County (Ind.) Sheriff's effort to reduce accidents, injuries, and potential lawsuits, and is funded through the county's insurance carrier.

Tags: Driver Training, Training Simulator, Police

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Vactor Recalls Vacuum Excavators for Cylinder Corrosion

Image courtesy of NHTSA

Vactor Manufacturing is recalling certain 2011-2017 HXX and 2100 Plus vacuum excavator trucks. The hydraulic dump body cylinder can corrode at the threaded joint over time, causing the cylinder to fail when in a dump cycle.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Vactor, Safety

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram ProMaster City, Recalls, Compact Vans, 2018-MY, Safety

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Pa. County Creates Stricter Driver Policies

Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

Westmoreland County, Pa., fleet drivers will have to complete safety driving classes after minor collisions before getting back behind the wheel, according to the city’s revised driver policy.

Tags: Driver Safety, Vehicle Repairs, Fleet Policy

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 21, 2018 - Press Release

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Tags: Anniversaries, Lytx, Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 180,462 2017-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a column shifter to help drivers from accidentally shifting their vehicles out of Park.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Chassis Cab Trucks

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Driver Assist Tech Can Increase Distraction

Graphic courtesy of Esurance.

Drivers with access to semi-autonomous features such as automatic braking or a lane keeping system say that they're significantly more distracted while driving than drivers without the technology, according to a new study.

Tags: Distracted Driving, Lane Keeping System, Automatic Braking, Safety

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety Tips, Weather

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Altec Recalls Cranes for Load Control

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Set to begin Feb. 15, the recall covers 122 Altec AC40-152S cranes in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Utility Fleets, NHTSA, Cranes, Safety, Altec Industries

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

Drivers need to remember to slow down and move over — if safe — whenever they see an emergency vehicle stopped ahead on a multi-lane roadway.

Tags: AAA, Michigan State Police, First Responders, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

January 27, 2018 - Industry News

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, NHTSA, Safety, Rear-End Collisions, Semi-Autonomous, Accidents

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 5 Things to Remember About Roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation offers advice on how to safely navigate a roundabout.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Roundabouts, Safety, Washington DOT

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Control

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The safety recall, which covers 1,526 devices, is expected to begin Feb. 28.

Tags: Terex, Recalls, Aerial Devices, NHTSA, Safety, Utility Fleets

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Ford, Windows, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, Safety

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Michigan Fleets Boost Visibility with Green Lights

Across the state of Michigan, road maintenance trucks are adopting green lights, which improve truck visibility compared to traditional white strobe lights.

Tags: Vehicle Lighting, Safety, Michigan DOT

January 15, 2018 - Industry News

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.

Tags: AAA, Driver Health, Safety

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