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The Importance of Banning Phone Use in Your Fleet

Despite varying state laws, fleet drivers should consider the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Drivers who use a cellphone while driving are just as likely to crash as someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%.

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Write Policies to Avoid Distracted Driving, Omnitracs Says

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, so Omnitracs came up with suggestions for fleet managers to help drivers stay focused on driving:

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.

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2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

(l. to r.) Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA; Nikith Rajendran; and Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet. Photo by Jim Park.

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Call for 2017 Fleet Safety Award Nominations

The organizers of the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Fleet Safety Award.

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Windshield Headers

The safety compliance recall covers 111 2017-model year mid-size SUVs in North America; 84 are in the U.S.

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ for Door Latches

The automaker expands an earlier recall to include more than 210,000 additional vehicles.

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Four Models for Fire Risk

The safety recall covers 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles -- all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

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ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

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Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

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ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

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Why Advanced Performance, Driver Safety Training?

A recent survey of graduates showed crash reduction rates up to 50% or more. Understand the significant financial benefits obtained by incorporating advanced performance, driver training.


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