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News Teams with Fleet Response to Launch Complex Driver Risk Profiling Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO — and Fleet Response have teamed up in the develop-ment and administration of Driver History Profile (DHP), a comprehensive Web-based system for fleet managers.


Rhode Island Extends Vicarious Liability Protection One Year

PROVIDENCE, RI — Protection for owners of rented and leased vehicles from unlimited vicarious liability lawsuits was extended for one year by the Rhode Island legislature.


New Study Suggests Cell Phone-Use Impairs Driving Performance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A June 2005 study published in The Journal of Neuroscience confirmed behavioral research on the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. The study was conducted by Steven Yantis, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in the Johns Hopkins University's Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.


Honda to Put NHTSA Crash Ratings on Monroney Stickers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Honda Motor Co. will begin voluntarily posting crash-test ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the window stickers of all 2006 car and trucks, providing consumers this valuable information at the time of purchase, reported the Detroit News.


2006 Model Ford Focus to Offer Safety Package Discount

DEARBORN, MI — The 2006 model Ford Focus will offer a safety package discount on ZX4 SE and SES models with order code 50S.


Safety is Enhanced on Ford E-Series Extended Wagons

For the 2006-model year, Ford has added standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control to the 12- and 15-passenger extended wagons, enhancing the driver’s ability to maintain control under adverse conditions.


Using Black Boxes to Increase Fleet Safety & Driver Productivity

Event data recorders (EDR) — a simple device used to reconstruct accident parameters or an invasion of driver privacy? In a recent manslaughter case in Northern Kentucky, a man was pulled over by police but then sped off, leading to a pursuit that resulted in the officer’s fatal crash. Prosecution is attempting to retrieve EDR information from the suspect’s vehicle to help convict him at trial.


Even Hands-Free Cell Phones Take Up Driver Attention, Study Finds

BALTIMORE — Using a cell phone — even with a hands-free device — may distract drivers because the brain cannot handle both tasks, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.


FleetLinc: Web-Based Fleet Management Solution Launched

WINTER PARK, FL — CES Wireless, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of mobile information, asset tracking, and fleet management solutions, announced the release of FleetLinc (, a Web-based fleet management software system.


Dupre' Announces Results of FleetRisk Advisor's Project

ALPHARETTA, GA — Dupre' Transport, LLC announced the results of a pilot project undertaken with FleetRisk Advisors.

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