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The ABCs of Winter Prep

The ABCs of Winter Prep

Bendix reminds technicians that air, brakes, and controls system components need proper upkeep for safe vehicle operation.

December 11, 2020

Ohio Officer Hospitalized After Rollover Crash

Ohio Officer Hospitalized After Rollover Crash

A Newburgh Heights (Ohio) police officer was attempting to catch up to a traffic offender when he struck a patch of ice, causing his cruiser to go off the right side of the roadway.

April 16, 2019

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Despite slick road conditions, a driver fails to slow down when approaching a tow truck parked on the side of a Michigan highway. Dashcam video courtesy of the Michigan State Police and WTHR. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 29, 2018

Don't Crowd the Plow

Don't Crowd the Plow

The Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois offers advice on how to safely share the road with snow-plow trucks. Video via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

December 16, 2017

How Traction Control Works

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

December 11, 2017

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

It's the time of year when fleet drivers need to make sure their vehicle is equipped with a winter emergency kit. But what should be included? Video courtesy of Bisnett Insurance. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

November 12, 2017

Driving in Wintry Conditions

Driving in Wintry Conditions

AAA's driving expert, William Van Tassel, offers advice for safe winter driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

November 6, 2017

How to Check Coolant

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.

January 9, 2017

GPS Leaves Family Stranded

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.

December 26, 2016

Storm Triggers Deadly Pileup in Mich.

Storm Triggers Deadly Pileup in Mich.

A blinding snow storm on Dec. 8 caused a major pileup on I-96 near Lansing, Mich., killing three people and injuring 11. Drivers of big commercial trucks were among those who struggled to maintain control on the slick highway -- and several were unsuccessful. Especially in wintry driving conditions, motorists need to take extra precautions in sharing the road with heavy-duty commercial trucks. Video courtesy of CBS News. For the full safety tip, click here.

December 12, 2016

Winter Driving Advice

Winter Driving Advice

AAA's William Van Tassel shares driver safety rules for winter road conditions. Video courtesy of AAA. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

November 21, 2016

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

Here's some advice on what to include in a vehicle's winter emergency kit. This video, which originally aired in 2013, is courtesy of CTN News. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

November 5, 2016

How to Spot Black Ice

How to Spot Black Ice

This video report from a WWLP-22News meteorologist offers advice on how to spot black ice and what precautions drivers can take to stay safe. For the full fleet safety tip on black ice, click here.

February 28, 2016

Digging Out Your Vehicle

Digging Out Your Vehicle

AAA offers tips on how to safely remove snow from a vehicle after a major snowstorm. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 25, 2016

How to Drive in the Rain

How to Drive in the Rain

In this video, The Los Angeles Times pokes fun at both California drivers and PSAs but also manages to share some practical tips on driving in the rain. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

January 11, 2016

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