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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.

Photo courtesy of GettyImages.com/Visual_Capture.

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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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Are Distracted Driving Laws Working?

A TV news team explores whether state legislation has helped curb distracted driving in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Video courtesy of WSAZ News Channel 3.

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Fleet Hall of Fame: Dave Hansen, GM Fleet

Dave Hansen, who previously served as general manager of GM Fleet & Commercial Operations for General Motors before his retirement, was inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame at the 2017 AFLA Conference. Read the full story here.

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Fleet Hall of Fame: Ron Mawaka Sr., Fleet Response

Former Fleet Response President Ron Mawaka Sr. was among three fleet professionals who were inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame at the 2017 AFLA Conference. Read more here.

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