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News

Chrysler Group Joins Movement to Add Stability Control to SUVs

The Chrysler group said on November 18 that it will make a safety system that helps prevent rollovers standard equipment on its SUVs, beginning next year, according to a report in Automotive News.

News

Judge Stays Ruling in UPS Deaf-Driver Case

A federal judge on November 16 stayed his Oct. 21 ruling that UPS must give deaf and hearing-impaired workers the same opportunity as others to become truck drivers, according to an Associated Press story. The company can now appeal.

News

Insurance Increases for Fleets Should Slow in 2005

Businesses with fleets will be getting some relief from soaring insurance costs in the coming year, according to a Nov. 12 report in the Memphis Business Journal.

Article

Driver Distraction Linked to 20-30% of Accidents

Researchers are focusing efforts on the behavioral and physical elements of driver distraction, particularly in relation to cell phone use.

Article

Fleet Safety 101: What Every Fleet Manager Ne

Keeping driver and third parties safe and reducing the risk of physical damage is grounded in some very basic concepts.

Article

You May Be Violating State Law By Deducting Driver Wages to Pay for Vehicle Damage

Some nationally dispersed fleets include a provision in their fleet policy stating that a driver is liable for wage deductions for damage to his or her company-provided vehicle if it was caused by negligence. However, many fleet managers are unaware that this practice, under certain circumstances, is illegal in some states.

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Ed Bobit: Let's Throw Some Light On It Now!!

About 5,000 people have given written responses to NTHSA's open invitation to comment on the HIDs. Just to give you an idea, that's even more concern to our motorists than complaints lodged in the Firestone tire debacle.

Article

In a Down Economy, Fleets Repair Rather than Replacing Accident-Damaged Vehicles

The slowdown in the nation's economy has prompted many companies to re-examine their cost containment strategies, which has resulted in new initiatives to reduce the cost of operating their company fleets.

Article

Are Red-Light Cameras Safety Devices or Cash Machines?

On May 30, 2001, the San Diego Police Department stopped mailing traffic tickets to motorists for running red lights based on photos taken by cameras at 19 intersections in the city.

Article

Service & Transportation Industries Have Highest Average Accident Repair Expenses

When benchmarked against national averages, fleets in the service and transportation industries spend up to 40 percent more for an average repair. Law enforcement and pharmaceutical industries are well below the average.

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