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New Web-Based GPS Fleet Management Application Released

ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta-based Discrete Wireless, Inc. has launched its new MARCUS 6 GPS Fleet Management Application for commercial use for new and existing customers.


Internet Used to Report Road Rage

OLYMPIA, WA — In Washington, motorists can now go to the Web site of the Washington State Patrol and report highway aggressors to law-enforcement officers.


Ford Developing Lane Departure Warning System

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company is developing safety technologies that warn the driver when a vehicle wanders from its travel lane and even applies the brakes if an accident is imminent. These technologies are featured on the Meta One.


ATA Appeals Background Check Rules for HazMat Drivers

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has appealed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) interim final rule implementing security background checks for drivers with hazardous materials endorsements, according to the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA).


Former GE Europe CEO Farrar Named Chairman of DriveDiagnostics

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – An Israeli company has developed technology to diagnose bad driving – and help companies do something about it.


Fleet Response Examines Cause Codes for Fleet Accidents

CLEVELAND — Fleet Response, which offers custom designed fleet management services, announced the redefining of internal accident codes to better align the definitions with National Safety Council guidelines and other industry standards.


Revising Upfitting Specs Can Decrease Workers’ Comp Claims

Avoiding potential workers’ compensation claims is becoming a greater factor in fleet upfitting decisions. For example, according to a Zurich Service Corp. study, the average workers’ comp cost for a pushing/pulling injury was $10,175, while the average cost for a lifting/bending incident is $8,989.


NTSB Targets Medical Oversight of Non-commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun formally issuing its recommendations on improving the medical oversight of non-commercial drivers.


Maine´s Bureau of Motor Vehicles to Provide Online Driving Records

AUGUSTA, ME -- Maine´s Bureau of Motor Vehicles is launching a new service that provides state driving records online, according to the Associated Press.


Fleet Granted DOT Hours-of-Service Exemption

OMAHA, NB — Werner Enterprises, Inc., a truckload transportation company, became the only trucking company in the United States to be granted an exemption from the U.S. Department of Transportation´s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) agency to use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to record drivers´ hours-of-service (HOS).

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