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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

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

Tags: General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

January 1, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

Photo by qwesy qwesy/Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 25, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Improving Sleep Habits

Drowsy driving prevention begins with getting enough sleep every night. Here's advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

1.4M Ram Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The recall, limited to vehicles equipped with a shifter mounted on the steering column, covers 1.48 million Ram pickups and chassis cabs in the U.S.  

Tags: 2009-MY, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, FCA, Safety

December 17, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Photo by Mark Buckawicki/Wikimedia Commons.

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Winter Driving, Safety, Snow Plow

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

Tags: Winter Driving, National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Holiday Travel, Road Deaths

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, State Farm

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2011-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Dual Fuel System, NHTSA, Large Pickups

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Sheriff Utilizes Driving Simulator

Photo via Pixabay

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas signed up for training through the Texas Association of Counties, which offers truck and law enforcement driver simulation training for member agencies.

Tags: Driver Training, Training Simulator, Police, Safety

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