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Buick, Lexus Rank Highest in Dependability Study

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. --- Buick has tied with Lexus to rank highest among nameplates in vehicle dependability -- marking the first time in 12 years that another brand has tied with Lexus for the highest-rank position, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study released this month.


Transportation Dept. Launches Drunk Driving Crackdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters has launched a national drunk driving enforcement crackdown and appealed to the judicial branch to use all the tools it has available to keep drunk driving offenders off the roads.


Parents Often Pass Bad Driving Habits to Their Children

COLUMBUS, Ohio --- If you're managing a fleet with some less than stellar drivers behind the wheel, take note: Maybe those employees picked up those lousy habits from their moms and dads.


NHTSA Urges Hot Weather Air Pressure Checks

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is running a new TV ad encouraging drivers to check their tire pressure during hot weather months.


Four Pennsylvania Truss Bridges Deemed Seriously Deteriorated

HARRISBURG, Penn. --- After refusing to release state bridge safety ratings for months, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had a change of heart and revealed this week that four of the state's 54 deck truss bridges show signs of serious deterioration.


Plans for Accelerated Bridge Replacement Draw Criticism in Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn. --- Some state legislators and residents in Minnesota are expressing concern that state transportation officials appear willing to quickly move forward with plans to replace the Interstate 35W bridge without knowing exactly what led to the bridge's collapse.


2008 Subaru Forester Awarded NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

CHERRY HILL, NJ – The 2008 Subaru Forester will have the highest rating in the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests.


@Road Adds Real-Time GPS Location and Mapping to Taskforce Field Service Optimization Product

FREMONT, CA – @Road, a Trimble Co. and provider of end-to-end solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), has integrated @Road GPS location technology and new street-level mapping capabilities into its Taskforce 7.5 Field Service Management solution.


NYC Taxi Agency Says Cabs Will Get GPS Technology

NEW YORK – New York City taxi officials said that a new GPS system and other technology upgrades opposed by cab drivers will be installed and used as planned in coming months.


Kennedy speaks about “Driver Distractions,” at 39th Annual AFLA Conference

TUCSON, AZ- The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA') will hold its 39th Annual Meeting & Conference at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 5-7.

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