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Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Mobility Shift Will Come with Mass Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

Mass adoption of autonomous vehicles should begin ramping up in 2023 and will ultimately drive a shift in vehicle ownership from consumers to larger...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/311049/mobility-shift-will-come-with-mass-autonomous-vehicle-adoption
Categories: Safety & Risk Management
Hidden Liability Exposure of Personal-Use Vehicles

Fleets that are looking to create a solid safety policy should also consider implementing policies that support aspects of personal use.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157647/hidden-liability-exposure-of-personal-use-vehicles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

https://www.government-fleet.com/143697/sprinter-3500-vans-recalled-for-crosswind-assist
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a...

https://www.businessfleet.com/154707/iihs-seat-belts
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

A new report finds Odessa, Midland, and Dallas have had the state’s highest percentage of drunken-driving fatalities per 100,000 residents over the past...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/287894/report-ranks-top-texas-cities-for-drunk-driving-fatalities
Categories: Products, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
SambaSafety Launches Driver Risk Monitoring Program

SambaSafety has introduced Qorta, a national driver monitoring platform that offers federal and state safety data on drivers and combines it with analytics...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323214/sambasafety-launches-driver-risk-monitoring-program
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Mobility Shift Will Come with Mass Autonomous Vehicle Adoption

Mass adoption of autonomous vehicles should begin ramping up in 2023 and will ultimately drive a shift in vehicle ownership from consumers to larger...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/311049/mobility-shift-will-come-with-mass-autonomous-vehicle-adoption
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
App Warns Motorists of Wrong-Way Drivers

The Arizona Department of Transportation has launched a new phone app that alerts motorists of nearby wrong-way drivers. The app is tied into ADOT's...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154766/ariz-combats-wrong-way-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279196/uber-suspends-self-driving-tests-after-vehicle-kills-pedestrian
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/322624/why-drivers-deactivate-lane-departure-prevention-systems
Categories: Fleet Management, Products, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279135/smartdrive-launches-video-safety-platform-with-new-hardware
Categories: Safety & Risk Management, Telematics
Nauto Offers Driver Learning Platform

Nauto's cloud-based telematics platform powered by artificial intelligence learns driver behaviors, and the company notes it will be able to predict and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/344167/nauto-offers-driver-learning-platform
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Deal with High-Risk Drivers

Fleet managers should know that a small group of people — specifically, high-risk drivers — cause the bulk of their collisions.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/340207/how-to-deal-with-high-risk-drivers
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
What Fleet Drivers Should Do After an Accident

Despite the best laid plans of iron-clad fleet safety policies, accidents will happen, and commercial drivers need to know what to do when the time comes.

https://www.businessfleet.com/310106/what-fleet-drivers-should-do-after-an-accident
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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....

https://www.government-fleet.com/154787/don-t-crowd-the-plow
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/328369/72-of-commercial-drivers-admit-to-distracted-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
What's the Deal With Roundabouts?

Studies confirm that roundabouts can sharply reduce crashes, so a growing number of municipalities are replacing some traditional signalized...

https://www.government-fleet.com/154816/using-a-roundabout
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Lytx Fleets Reduce Drowsy Driving by 39%

Commercial fleets that used the Lytx Driver Safety Program reduced drowsy driving events by 39% and falling asleep behind the wheel by 66% from June 2018 to...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/339196/lytx-fleets-reduce-drowsy-driving-rates-by-39
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Address Drug Use in a Fleet Policy

Drug use, and marijuana use in particular, has increased in recent years. So much so, that it has overtaken alcohol use as the leading cause of vehicle...

https://www.businessfleet.com/309756/how-to-address-drug-use-in-a-fleet-policy
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Driving With Vision Disorders

The three most common vision disorders that can compromise driving safety are cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Video courtesy of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154807/vision
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
2018 Road Deaths to Reach 40,000 for Third Straight Year

An estimated 18,720 people died on U.S. roadways between January and June, compared to 18,770 during the same period last year, according to preliminary...

https://www.businessfleet.com/311534/2018-road-deaths-to-reach-40-000-for-third-straight-year
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Texting Ban Sails Through Florida House

A bill that would fully ban texting while driving in Florida swept to an easy victory in the state's House on March 1, when the legislative body voted 112-2...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279029/texting-ban-sails-through-florida-house
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
In-Vehicle Entertainment Proliferates for Fleet Drivers

Commercial fleets, including those in the pharmaceutical industry, use an array of tools and perks, such as in-vehicle infotainment that can keep drivers...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157748/in-vehicle-entertainment-proliferates-for-fleet-drivers
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the relationship between drowsy driving and motor vehicle crashes — finding 9.5% of drivers...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278699/drowsy-driving-a-factor-in-nearly-10-of-crashes
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Understanding Air Bag Deployment

This video sheds some light on just how quickly air bags deploy when needed. Video courtesy of National Geographic via YouTube. For the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154642/understanding-air-bag-deployment
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Tips on Making Turns

Here's advice on how to execute right, left and U turns more safely. Video courtesy of the California Department of Motor...

https://www.businessfleet.com/154582/tips-on-making-turns
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding declined significantly in Boston, after the city lowered the limit to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph, according to new analysis from the Insurance...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/311867/speeding-declines-after-boston-reduces-limit
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Pedestrian Monitoring Technology May Help Save Lives

On average, a pedestrian died every 88 minutes in 2017 — accounting for 16% of all traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/337168/pedestrian-monitoring-technology-may-help-save-lives
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
1 in 3 Drivers Type Texts or Email

Nearly 35% of drivers say they have typed a text message or email while driving, even though 95.6% agreed that the behavior is unacceptable, according to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279421/1-in-3-drivers-type-texts-or-email
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Urban Driving Advice

Central business districts in major cities can be intimidating for some fleet drivers accustomed to driving in much less congested conditions. Here...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/154763/urban-driving-advice
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Urban Driving Advice

Central business districts in major cities can be intimidating for some fleet drivers accustomed to driving in much less congested conditions. Here...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154763/urban-driving-advice
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
UPS Lowered Accident Rate 1% in 2017

UPS lowered the frequency of accidents in its 119,000-vehicle delivery fleet in 2017 by 1% to 8.95 accidents per 100,000 hours of driving as it progresses...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/306468/ups-lowered-accident-rate-last-year
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Advice on Steering Wheel Grips

Are you using a proper grip for the steering wheel? AAA driving expert William Van Tassel offers advice. Video courtesy of AAA and Knowlera Media via...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154630/proper-steering-wheel-grip
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of...

https://www.government-fleet.com/154694/checking-the-oil
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Safely Share the Road with Big Rigs

Sharing the road with trucks and semi-trailer trucks can be very dangerous — especially as some semis weigh as much as 80,000 pounds.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/325232/how-to-safely-share-the-road-with-big-rigs
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Manage Drowsy Fleet Drivers

A survey of close to 150,000 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia found that nearly 4% of respondents reported they had fallen asleep while...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/309623/how-to-manage-drowsy-fleet-drivers
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Minnesota House Committee Supports Hands-Free Driving Bill

A House panel recently advanced legislation that would make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving in Minnesota. The vote on March 13 came after four...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279160/minnesota-house-committee-supports-hands-free-driving-bill
Categories: Operations, Safety & Risk Management

Negligence is never something a fleet manager wants to be accused of. Today, with the preponderance of cell-phone use and technology, one should always be...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148301/cell-phones-distracted-driving-employer-liability
Categories: Operations, Safety & Risk Management

Technology touches every aspect of fleet management, but especially impacts drivers, fleet data, and vehicles.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/148302/accident-management-technology-races-ahead
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Driverless Cars Hit California Roads in April

Driverless cars without a human operator will begin rolling out on California city streets in April, following legal approval by the Department of Motor...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278913/driverless-cars-hit-california-roads-in-april
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Parking Lot Etiquette and Safety

Here are tips on how to promote safety and follow etiquette in parking lots. Video courtesy of Car Pro. For more parking advice,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154734/parking-lot-etiquette-and-safety
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies will begin testing advanced safety technology from Safe Drive Systems with a select group of vehicles in client...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/312310/berkshire-hathaway-testing-safety-tech-to-reduce-insurance-claims
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Setting Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Zones

Fleet drivers can use this method to adjust side and rear-view mirrors so they reveal blind zones.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/300839/setting-mirrors-to-eliminate-blind-zones
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Crashes Rank as Second-Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths

Motor vehicle crashes ranked as the second-leading cause of unintentional, preventable deaths nationwide in 2017, according to the National Safety Council's...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/335569/crashes-rank-as-second-leading-cause-of-preventable-deaths
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Top Vehicle Theft Hot Spots Named

Albuquerque, N.M., recorded the highest rate of vehicle thefts in the U.S. in 2017 as vehicle thefts increased 4.1% across the nation, reports the National...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/306710/albuquerque-tops-vehicle-theft-list
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/328369/72-of-commercial-drivers-admit-to-distracted-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154707/iihs-seat-belts
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Floods Pummel Missouri

Floodwaters have ravaged parts of the Midwest and South in recent days, with Missouri the hardest hit. Video courtesy of Reuters....

https://www.businessfleet.com/154633/missouri-hit-by-heavy-rains-and-flooding
Categories: Fleet Insurance, Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can add on average an extra $3,000 to the repair bill after a crash due to pricey sensors...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/317683/advanced-safety-systems-cost-twice-as-much-to-repair
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

Fleet Response has promoted Mark Genger into the role of vice president of risk and finance for the Cleveland-based fleet safety provider.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/310933/fleet-response-elevates-genger-to-vp-of-risk-and-finance


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