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January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, Pennsylvania DOT, Ohio DOT, Michigan DOT, University of Michigan

January 22, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Setting Mirrors for Safer Lane Changes

AAA offers advice on how to properly adjust mirrors to diminish blind spots.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Jump-Starting the Right Way

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

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, AAA

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Winter Driving, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Antifreeze

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Mich. County Improves Fleet Visibility with Lights

Screengrab from Midland County Roads

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.

Tags: Lighting

January 2, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

December 26, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Not Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Photo by the Oregon Department of Transportation via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Tags: Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Driving Safety

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Potential Oil Leaks

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

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.  

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Ford, Ford Flex, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford Police Interceptor Utility

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Holiday Fatalities Expected to Cap Deadly Year

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The National Safety Council releases estimates for holiday period road fatalities and offers tips on how to make the roads safer.

Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Road Deaths

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Drunk Driving

What can you personally do to prevent drunk driving this holiday season? Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tags: Drunk Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

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A survey from IIHS finds, however, that motorists living in marijuana-legal states are more likely to perceive the drug as a road safety problem than motorists in other states.

Tags: Drunk Driving, IIHS, Drugged Driving, Marijuana

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Photo of Whitefish, Mont., by Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons.

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

Tags: New York, California, Montana, Driving Safety, Arkansas, Virginia, Indiana, NHTSA, Road Deaths, Auto Insurance Center

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

Separately, the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidelines for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

Tags: Federal Highway Administration, Connected Vehicle Technology, U.S. DOT, V2V, V2I, NHTSA, Crash Avoidance Technologies

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Large Trucks

Here are four mistakes fleet drivers need to avoid when traveling near large commercial trucks, especially during winter storm conditions.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Winter Driving

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs Recalled for Fire Risk

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall covers nearly 50,000 vehicles in the 2010 to 2014 model years.

Tags: Chevrolet, Police Vehicles, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, General Motors, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Chevrolet Tahoe PPV

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Road Rage Prevention

Here's advice on how to limit your risk of becoming a victim of road rage.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Road Rage

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, 2003-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, 2004-MY, NHTSA, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Floor Mats, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Tenn. School Bus Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

Photo via Flickr/ Shinichi Sugiyama

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

Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, School Fleets, Driver Behavior

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Makes Safety Upgrades to SUVs

Photo courtesy of Ford

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.

Tags: Sheriff's Office, Police Vehicle Accessories, Safety Partition

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

E-One Recalls Fire Trucks for Aerial Ladder

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

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

Tags: Fire trucks, Recalls, E-One, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

NTSB Updates 'Most Wanted List' of Safety Improvements

Image: NTSB

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

Tags: Highway Safety, NTSB

November 13, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

Tags: Distracted Driving, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles

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