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Categories: Aftermarket, Maintenance
Commentary: Tracking Truck Health

Several truck makers have been promoting uptime through remote diagnostics for a while now. But at this year’s MATS, nearly every OEM talked about their...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156169/commentary-tracking-truck-health
Categories: Safety & Accident
Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139559/safety-tip-merging-onto-the-freeway
Safety vs. Saturation

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Air Force learned a hard lesson: The consequences of information overload can be severe – even fatal. And that lesson...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/322147/safety-verses-saturation
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance

The Pentagon may deploy self-driving vehicles in combat zones to reduce the risk for military personnel who need to deliver supplies to troops, according to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/298169/autonomous-vehicles-may-reach-battlefields-before-roads
Categories: Operations, Tech

Uber and Lyft have differing driver weapons policies. Which one makes the most sense?

https://beta.lctmag.com/10015664/uber-lets-drivers-carry-guns
Categories: Legal & Legislative
China Executes Ride-Hailing Driver Who Murdered Passenger

Didi admitted it failed to act on complaints against the man after he drove a different female passenger to a remote area, and followed her with his car...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/339613/china-executes-ride-hailing-driver-who-murdered-passenger
Categories: Safety
Vehicle Safety: The Premium Fleet Feature

Mercedes-Benz has a history of introducing safety technologies that become industry standards. But when safety technology also improves the driver...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157388/vehicle-safety-the-premium-fleet-feature
Categories: Rental Operations
Hertz Launches Inspection Program

To prepare each vehicle before it’s rented, Hertz’s Certified Clean & Safe program features a 35-point checklist, including inspections of door panels,...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/119059/hertz-launches-clean-safe-program
Categories: Safety
Distracted Driving Decreases Slightly in Washington

A new observational survey finds a slight decrease in distracted driving in Washington, with the distraction rate dipping by 1% in 2018 as compared to 2017,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/323671/distracted-driving-decreases-slightly-in-washington
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Texting Increases 30% During Holidays

People text and use apps while behind the wheel over 30% more during the winter holidays as compared with an average weekday, according to data collected...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/320400/texting-increases-30-during-holidays
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
NTSB Releases Plan to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

In an effort to reverse a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued 11 safety recommendations to three...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/314204/ntsb-presents-new-strategy-to-fight-pedestrian-fatalities
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Perform Hands-Only CPR

Cardiac emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere, including crash scenes. This video explains how to perform hands-only CPR. Video courtesy of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154592/how-to-perform-hands-only-cpr
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: Regulations, Industry Research

A Global Business Travel Association poll finds that the viral outbreak is not yet causing business travelers to stay home.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/107865/most-business-travel-moving-as-usual-despite-ebola-scare
Categories: Safety & Accident
Fully Autonomous Car Testing Coming to NYC

GM and Cruise Automation have plans to begin testing self-driving cars on public streets in Manhattan in early 2018.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/142674/fully-autonomous-car-testing-coming-to-nyc
Categories: Safety
20% of Cocaine Users Fail to Report Driving Under the Influence

Drivers who test positive for drugs — prescription drugs or illegal substances — often fail to report the fact that they’ve taken them within 24 hours of...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/340497/20-of-cocaine-users-fail-to-report-driving-under-the-influence
Categories: Green Fleet, Products, Safety & Compliance
Colorado DOT Partners with Drivewyze and PrePass to Improve Mountain Driving Safety

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, and in-cab driver alert...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/338359/drivewyze-adds-safety-alerts-for-mountain-driving-in-colorado
Categories: Regulations
GCLA Tracks Measures On TNCs, Emergency Limo Exits

The California group raises $20,000 on the spot while pursuing a wide legislative agenda.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/294232/gcla-tracks-measures-on-tncs-emergency-limo-exits
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.automotive-fleet.com/154582/tips-on-making-turns
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video: Defensive Driving Tips

Commercial drivers tend to be more skilled than the average motorist. Even so, it's always good to encourage your fleet to keep their defensive driving...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/319556/video-defensive-driving-tips
Categories: Safety
These 4 Cities to Experience Worst Fourth of July Congestion

Vehicle travel during the Fourth of July holiday period this year is expected to increase by 4.3%, escalating to a record-high 41.4 million Americans...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/334886/these-4-cities-to-experience-worst-fourth-of-july-congestion
Categories: Safety & Accident
U.S. House to Weigh Self-Driving Car Bill After Recess

A key Congressional panel approves legislation establishing federal authority over autonomous vehicle performance and safety standards.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141488/u-s-house-to-weigh-self-driving-car-bill-after-recess
Categories: Safety
Video: 9 Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

Hurricane season is a good time to remind drivers how to stay safe if they are forced to drive in torrential rains and wind. Experts suggest these tips.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/313422/video-9-tips-for-driving-in-heavy-rain
Categories: Regulations

PUC critics are skeptical, recalling the fatal 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion and stretch limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/107485/cpuc-approves-safety-policy-amid-criticism
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
KeepTruckin Launches Integration Marketplace

Keep Truckin’s App Marketplace allows their customers to create customized integrations with third-party technology providers to share data from their...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/318671/keeptruckin-launches-integration-marketplace
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Drive in Dense Fog

Here's advice on how to drive safely in heavy fog conditions. Video courtesy of Ford Vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip,

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154579/how-to-drive-in-dense-fog
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Risks of Downed Power Lines

If downed power lines come in contact with a vehicle you're driving or riding in, you're at risk for electrical shock. This video demonstrates what...

https://www.government-fleet.com/154597/what-might-shock-you-about-power-lines
Categories: Regulations, Operations

A plaintiff attorney says the women hope Uber will change its policies and practices to prevent sexual assaults.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/410483/two-women-file-federal-suit-against-uber-over-alleged-assaults
Categories: Vehicles

The automaker's newest SUV has been named a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

https://beta.lctmag.com/10112082/2020-cadillac-xt6-nails-crash-tests
Categories: Operations
To-Do List Toppers For Superior Bus Operations

MAY LCT: Two key operational challenges for motorcoach operators are preparing for roadside inspections and maintaining electronic logs.

https://www.lctmag.com/article/729558/to-do-list-toppers-for-superior-bus-operations
Categories: Products
Bendix Rolls Out Braking and Advanced Safety Products

Product developments released by Bendix ranged from air dryers and advanced safety systems to diagnostic tools and a new technology to sense pad wear in air...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343645/bendix-rolls-out-braking-and-advanced-safety-products
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Volvo Trucks Seeks Out Safest Fleets

Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128226/volvo-trucks-seeks-out-safest-fleets
Categories: Operations, Industry Research

A GBTA survey reveals one in four travel buyers say their companies forbid use of TNCs.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/294933/business-travelers-still-prefer-chauffeured-service-over-tncs
Categories: Safety
Video: How to Drive Safely in Construction Zones

Be it on the highways or the byways, roadwork is inevitable and something fleet drivers will encounter from time to time. Now is a good time to remind your...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/316596/video-how-to-drive-safety-in-construction-zones
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/316661/texas-leads-nation-in-distracted-driving-fatalities
Categories: Safety
Reducing Injury in a Crash

The best way to reduce injury risk in a crash is to make sure everyone in the vehicle is effectively restrained. Learn how to buckle up properly and why you...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/303485/reducing-injury-in-a-crash
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance

Ford Motor Company is adding an estimated 26,000 2015 to 2017 Ford Transit full-size vans equipped with a trailer tow module to an existing recall —...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/298546/ford-broadens-recall-of-transit-vans
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance
Waymo Had Fewest Autonomous Vehicle Disengagements in Calif.

In its newly released series of 2018 disengagement reports, the California Department of Motor Vehicles found that Waymo had the fewest autonomous vehicle...

https://www.government-fleet.com/325264/waymo-ranks-lowest-among-autonomous-vehicle-disengagements
Categories: Rental Operations
Icelandic Car Rental Group Creates Tourist Safety Test

The Hertz location in Reykjavík is piloting a program meant to increase road safety.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/335467/icelandic-car-rental-group-creates-tourist-safety-test
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/154757/packing-a-winter-emergency-kit
What To Do With Pot-Smoking Chauffeurs

With more states legalizing use of marijuana, what is the fallout for commercial driving?

https://www.lctmag.com/blogpost/719725/what-to-do-with-pot-smoking-chauffeurs
Categories: Operations
Texas Bus Crash Kills Two, Injures 41

A motorcoach carrying 45 passengers on state Highway 161 lost control and flipped onto its right side. 

https://beta.lctmag.com/10017264/texas-bus-crash-kills-two-injures-41
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278469/safety-tip-move-over-for-emergency-vehicles
Categories: Safety
Ford Recalls Ranger, Fusion for Transmission

Ford Motor Co. recently issued two separate safety recalls for its 2019 Ranger pickup and older Fusion sedans for possible transmission problems.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/331910/ford-recalls-ranger-fusion-for-transmission
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety
16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a...

https://www.businessfleet.com/321860/16-7m-takata-air-bags-remain-on-the-roads
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Rental Operations

The successful passage of recall legislation was the result of consensus building, working with legislators and understanding what car rental customers want.

https://www.autorentalnews.com/156543/the-path-to-passage-of-the-recall-bill
Categories: Safety & Accident
Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139469/safety-tip-driving-in-high-winds-1
Categories: Operations

A Florida family is upset after a charter bus drove off after returning from a field trip with their son still on board.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/710612/special-needs-child-left-on-charter-bus
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Telematics
Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Commercial drivers of light- to heavy-duty vehicles are involved in just 3% of severe crashes, even though 83% of American drivers say they are safer behind...

https://www.businessfleet.com/342180/commercial-drivers-are-safer-than-public-perception
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Registration Opens for Fleet Safety Conference

Registration for the eighth annual Fleet Safety Conference is open, and will once again be hosted at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nev., on Oct....

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/338265/registration-open-for-fleet-safety-conference


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