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ElDorado Amerivans Recalled for Fuel Leaks

The recall, expected to begin Nov. 20, covers more than 6,000 wheelchair-accessible vans that need replacement fuel lines.

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Drowsy Driving Is Impaired Driving

Working long hours is never a good excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're too tired to drive safely. That's true whether you're a senior executive, a sales rep, a service tech or even a clown. Either take a nap first or find alternative transportation. Video courtesy of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

Photo of Volkswagen Tiguan courtesy of Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled for Taillights

Due to begin in December, the recall covers more than 5,500 long-wheelbase vehicles in the 2018 model year.

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

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Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

Graphic courtesy of AAA.

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More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

AAA research finds that nearly one-third of 2017 model-year vehicles don’t include a spare tire as standard equipment.

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Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Photo courtesy of the National Safety Council.

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National Safety Council Opens Award Nominations

The organization is accepting nominations for its Green Cross for Safety awards through Nov. 30.

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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.

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

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DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

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Telematics Helps Reduce Collisions and Claims

Fleet managers are using telematics to provide driver-specific training, minimize the frequency and severity of collisions and claims, and improve their overall safety scores.

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