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The Numbers Don’t Lie: 85% Risk Reduction

Once he saw the results, Jeremy Collins of Postal Fleet Services was convinced that the SmartDrive video safety program was the answer. “You can actually predict what will happen based on driver behavior. We can see the trends and identify risk before an accident happens. The goal is to improve the quality of drivers and eliminate accidents. SmartDrive does that."

Hear more from Jeremy and learn how you can improve driver behavior and reduce risk in your fleet.

Photo of 2016 Focus Titanium courtesy of Ford.


Ford Focus, Fusion Sedans Recalled for Clutch

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 5,357 Ford Focus cars from 2015-2016 and Ford Fusion cars from 2013-2014 for a clutch defect.


BMW Invests in LIDAR Company for Autonomy Plan

BMW i Ventures, a venture capital fund that specializes in finding and growing cutting-edge technology companies that are redefining the automotive industry, has invested in Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.

Photo of 2018 Toyota Camry rear seat by Vince Taroc.


Connecticut May Require Rear Seat Belts

Legislation that would require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts sailed through Connecticut's General Assembly on March 19. A public health committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would widen the state's seat-belt law to cover everyone riding in a motor vehicle, reports the New Haven Register.


Toyota Pauses Autonomous Driving Tests

Toyota will temporarily halt testing of vehicles equipped with its autonomous Chauffeur mode on public roads, after an autonomous Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

Photo of 2018 Optima mid-size sedan courtesy of Kia.


Kia Optima Qualifies as Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 Kia Optima has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, the Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize car is equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.


Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

Fleet drivers may come into contact with aggressive drivers. Here are several tips for how drivers should handle a possible road-rage situation from Officer Shaun Appler of the Wrightsville Beach (N.C.) P.D. Read the full safety tip hereVideo via ExpertVillage.


Video: How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers

Learn how fleets drivers should deal with aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle, unnecessary horn honking, and verbal assaults.

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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 the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

Parcel Metro uses customized software that allows DHL eCommerce to create a “virtual delivery network” of local and regional contract couriers and crowd-sourced providers. Image: DHL


DHL Getting Into Last Mile Delivery Market

DHL is getting back into the domestic delivery market in the U.S. with its new DHL Parcel Metro service in major cities, backed by increasing use of high-tech solutions in the delivery process and the warehouse.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Deploys Autonomous Vehicles for Durability Testing

Toyota recently used automated vehicle technology with the goal of improving safety and efficiency of rough-road durability testing when evaluating its 2019 Avalon.


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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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