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Categories: Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
Safety Tip: 4 Mistakes While Driving Near Trucks

The Arkansas State Police offers advice on what common mistakes to avoid while driving near semitrailer trucks.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141507/safety-tip-4-mistakes-to-avoid-near-trucks
Categories: Safety & Accident
Road Safety Coalition Addressing Atlanta Congestion

Together for Safer Roads, a global private-sector coalition, is partnering with Atlanta to develop strategies for improving the safety of the city’s North...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139240/road-safety-coalition-to-help-atlanta
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Younger Drivers, Parking Make ATRI’s Top Research Priorities for 2019

The ATRI board of directors has approved the 2019 Top Research Priorities, a list of recommended research topics identified by ATRI’s research advisory...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327958/younger-drivers-parking-make-atris-top-research-priorities-for-2019
Categories: Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135780/white-trailer-proved-invisible-to-teslas-autonomous-system
Categories: Hybrids, Safety
Hyundai Recalls Ioniq Hybrids for Electrical Issue

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 10,575 2017-2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and 2018 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid sedans due to an electrical issue.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318071/hyundai-recalls-ioniq-hybrids-for-electrical-issue
Categories: Safety & Accident
Jeep Compass Recalled for Instrument Cluster

The recall, expected to get under way Jan. 10, covers more than 25,800 compact SUVs.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/143357/jeep-compass-recalled-for-instrument-display
Categories: Safety
Montana Drunk Driving Laws Worst in the Nation: MADD

Montana's drunk driving enforcement rates as the worst in the nation, while five other states have the most robust enforcement in the nation, according to a...

https://www.businessfleet.com/278696/montana-drunk-driving-laws-worst-in-the-nation-madd
Categories: Legal & Legislative, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Senators Make Final Attempt to Pass Autonomous Vehicle Bill

As the end of the year approaches, U.S. senators are making a final push to pass comprehensive legislation for a regulatory framework that would accelerate...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/320705/senators-make-final-attempt-to-pass-autonomous-vehicle-bill
Categories: Safety
More than a Quarter of Americans Won’t Ride Autonomous Vehicles

Some 44% of Americans said they would ride in a self-driving Uber vehicle today as compared with 35% who said they would never do so, according to a new...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/338144/35-of-americans-wont-ride-in-an-av
Can We Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

The NTSB has determined that the actions of a human truck driver was a probable cause in a collision with an autonomous shuttle bus. The driver behaved as...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336182/can-we-trust-autonomous-vehicles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Handle a Tire Blowout

A sudden tire blowout can happen anywhere, anytime. It can be a frustrating situation for a busy commercial driver on a schedule. More importantly, a tire...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325666/how-to-handle-a-tire-blowout
Categories: People, Operations
Introducing The New Industry Education Leaders

This group of seasoned operators will be providing a wealth of opportunities for LCT events attendees to grow their businesses.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/734229/lct-show-faculty-will-up-the-education-ante
Categories: Safety
NHTSA Provides Drugged Driving Grants to 5 States

To keep drug-impaired drivers off the nation's roadways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded more than $100,000 in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/322048/nhtsa-provides-drugged-driving-grants-to-5-states
Categories: Safety & Accident
GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

A software update that was part of a previous recall might have been incomplete, affecting more than 40,000 cars and trucks.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141468/gm-recalls-multiple-models-for-air-bags-seat-belts
Categories: Safety
2019 Lincoln Continental Earns Top Safety Pick+

For the second consecutive year, the Lincoln Continental has captured Top Safety Pick+ recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/322737/2019-lincoln-continental-earns-top-safety-pick
Categories: Safety
Utah Road Deaths Decline Two Years in a Row

In 2018, 264 people lost their lives in crashes in Utah, making roadway fatalities as low as they been since 2014 when 256 people were killed.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/323383/utah-road-deaths-decline-two-years-in-a-row
Categories: Hybrids, Safety
Hyundai Recalls Sonata Hybrids for VPD Switch

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 2,840 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD)...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279304/hyundai-recalls-sonata-hybrids-for-vpd-switch
Categories: Drivers
Southeastern Trucker Recognized for 50 Years of Safe Driving

Southeastern Freight Lines recognized truck driver Malcom Bryant for 50 years of accident-free driving during the company’s annual Safety and Service Awards.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/316589/southeastern-trucker-recognized-for-50-years-of-safe-driving
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
Categories: Safety & Accident

The expanded organization, ECCO Safety Group, will have manufacturing in nine locations on four continents.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/117703/ecco-group-acquires-public-safety-equipment-group
Categories: Safety & Accident, Safety & Compliance
Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139157/sprinter-vans-recalled-for-air-bag-control-unit
Categories: Safety & Accident

The City of Minneapolis Police Department is pulling its transport trucks and vans off the streets for safety improvements. Fleet staff will evaluate how...

https://www.government-fleet.com/129570/minneapolis-police-to-improve-safety-of-transport-vans
Categories: Safety & Accident
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

https://www.businessfleet.com/129054/fleet-safety-video-tip-rural-driving
Categories: Safety
Video: 9 Tips About Hydroplaning

During a storm or a flood, even the most seasoned commercial driver may find himself in a very dangerous driving situation: hydroplaning. Follow these nine...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/304505/video-9-tips-about-hydroplaning
Categories: Safety & Accident
Bill Proposes Incentives for Auto Industry Whistle Blowers

The U.S. Senate legislation is aimed at encouraging employees and contractors to disclose automotive defects that can lead to serious injuries and deaths.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/126866/senate-bill-proposes-incentives-for-auto-industry-whistle-blowers
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Vehicle Breakdown Response

AAA offers advice on what actions to take if your vehicle suddenly becomes disabled. For the full safety tip,

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/154726/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-breaks-down
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Vehicle Research
Ford Recalls F-Series for Engine Block Heater Cable

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 327,000 2015 to 2019 F-150 and 2017 to 2019 Super Duty vehicles with engine block heaters that had been inspected...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/329329/ford-recalls-trucks-for-engine-block-heater-cable
Categories: Legal & Legislative
ACRA: Security to Take Center Stage at International Car Rental Show

With special guests from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and a counter-terrorism security firm, the American Car Rental Association’s seminar at...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/327029/acra-security-to-take-center-stage-at-international-car-rental-show
Categories: Safety & Accident
Fleet Response Purchased by Founder's Son

Scott Mawaka has acquired Cleveland-based Fleet Response from his father and other investors so the company can remain a privately-held family-run business.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/138985/fleet-response-purchased-by-founder-s-son
Categories: Safety & Accident
Safety Watchdog Seeks Chevrolet Impala Recall for Air Bags

The Center for Auto Safety says it believes a faulty algorithm might improperly deactivate air bags in 2003-2010 Chevrolet Impalas.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/117407/watchdog-group-asks-feds-to-investigate-chevrolet-impala-air-bags
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.truckinginfo.com/298546/ford-broadens-recall-of-transit-vans
Categories: Safety & Accident
Jeep Cherokee, Compass SUVs Recalled for Stalling

The recall covers 357 2018-model year compact SUVs, each equipped with a 2.4L engine.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/143144/jeep-cherokee-compass-suvs-recalled-for-stalling
Categories: Products, Safety & Compliance, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Samsara Ships A.I.-Powered Dash Cameras for Collision Prevention

Samsara’s new dash cameras use computer vision to interpret road scenes, detect rolling stops, read speed limits, and identify dangerous driving behaviors.

https://www.government-fleet.com/324827/samsara-debuts-ai-powered-dash-cam-for-collision-prevention
Categories: Safety
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Crash Test

The redesigned Volkswagen Tiguan excelled in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and met other criteria to qualify as an...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154743/2018-volkswagen-tiguan-crash-test
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
FCA Recalls 660K Ram Pickups for Steering, Brakes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 660,000 2013-2017 Ram 3500 pickups, 2014-2017 Ram 2500 pickups, and 3500 chassis cabs for a loose nut...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/324522/fca-recalls-660k-ram-pickups-for-steering-brakes
Categories: Operations

According to the company, fleets in the study reduced physical damage from collisions by 35 to 99 percent by using the DriveCam video event data recorder.

https://www.businessfleet.com/10477/drivecam-video-systems-completes-insurance-study-for-commercial-fleets
Categories: Vehicles, Operations

Seat belts could prevent injuries during bus crashes, but may hinder ability to escape during fires, operator says.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/41823/bus-crash-prompts-motorcoach-operator-to-consider-seat-belts
Categories: Safety
The Correct Following Distance

Maintaining safe driving space around the the front, side, and rear of your vehicle that make it vulnerable to collisions is largely something that drivers...

https://www.businessfleet.com/306646/the-correct-following-distance
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Vehicle Research
Ford Recalls F-Series for Engine Block Heater Cable

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 327,000 2015 to 2019 F-150 and 2017 to 2019 Super Duty vehicles with engine block heaters that had been inspected...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/329329/ford-recalls-trucks-for-engine-block-heater-cable
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131564/truck-driver-work-related-fatalities-at-six-year-high
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fleet Safety Award Winner Selected

The winner of the 2018 Fleet Safety Award has been selected and will be revealed at the 2018 Fleet Safety Conference located at a new location near Las...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/316169/fleet-safety-award-winner-selected
Categories: Safety
How Did That Car Crash Way Up There?

Local fire officials told CBS News that a drug-impaired driver's car was speeding early Jan. 14 when it struck a center divider and became airborne...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/154808/video-how-did-that-car-crash-up-there
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety & Accident
Chevrolet Spark Recall Tied to Air Bags

The recall, driven by concerns for child passengers, covers more than 55,000 subcompact cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/140549/chevrolet-spark-recalled-for-air-bags
Categories: Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Telematics Market Expected to See Explosive Near-Term Growth

Commercial fleet adoption of telematics systems is expected to continue its torrid growth trajectory and increase to 20 million units in three years from...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/323629/telematics-market-expected-to-see-explosive-near-term-growth
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fatalities Increase with Vehicle Age, NHTSA Finds

The percentage of occupants fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision increased as the vehicle's age increased, according to new data from the National...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/301798/fatalities-increase-with-vehicle-age-nhtsa-finds
Categories: Regulations

TNCs are resorting to driver peer inspection programs, blurring the line between drivers and mechanics.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/293204/who-should-be-qualified-to-inspect-tnc-vehicles
Categories: Safety

Police officers in Marietta, Georgia recently used disguises to catch drivers violating the state's hands-free driving law.

https://www.government-fleet.com/334549/ga-police-pose-as-utility-workers-to-catch-distracted-drivers-1
Categories: Safety & Accident
Ohio, Mich. Lead in Winter Weather Fatal Crashes

In 2015, Ohio saw 143 deadly collisions in wintry conditions, according to an Auto Insurance Center analysis based on NHTSA crash data.

https://www.businessfleet.com/139584/ohio-mich-lead-in-fatal-crashes-in-wintry-conditions
Categories: Safety
How to Avoid Wrong-Way Drivers

Follow these tips to help your commercial drivers who are on the road at night remain cognizant about the hazard of wrong-way drivers.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/326170/how-to-avoid-wrong-way-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Safety, Safety & Compliance
ELD Adoption Fails to Reduce Truck Accidents, Study Says

ELDs were supposed to reduce driver fatigue and make roads safer, but a recent report suggests that any benefits may have been offset by an increase in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324416/eld-adoption-fails-to-reduce-number-of-truck-accidents


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