To ensure the safety of the vehicle being operated, fleet drivers need to conduct efficient pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections. These inspections will serve as the first indicator of what preventive maintenance must be done.
Rear-end collisions are becoming more common, especially now, with the rise of the mobile office and more distracted driving. No matter the vehicle type, fleet drivers have to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions.
The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference will take place July 18-20 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. Leading the conference is an industry discussion of the newest available safety technologies.
Derive Systems, a vehicle software company that specializes in engine calibration, and Meineke, an auto repair company, have formed a working partnership. Derive will provide the solution, and Meineke the service and training needed by fleets.
Fleet drivers may be faced with an emergency at any given moment. For that reason, they need the necessary tools to get themselves out of a jam or to be able to lend a helping hand to other drivers.
As vehicle manufacturers shifted their focus to safety, there has been a steady influx of vehicle safety technologies such as lane departure warnings, rear view cameras, and blind spot warning systems.
Roadside emergencies may present themselves at any given moment.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) will update its vehicle fleet with the acquisition of 9,113 Ram ProMaster cargo vans. The vans will provide the capability and durability the postal fleet needs.
Alliance AutoGas is making two big moves to show how propane autogas can fit into sustainability initiatives for truck fleets.
Defensive driving techniques allow fleet drivers to combat on-the-road-hazards.
Drawing from the success of the Comprehensive Guide for Road Safety, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is rolling out a new guide and toolkits to provide a better view of road safety.
A growing cause for concern, drowsy driving is a major safety threat. Fleet managers and drivers must recognize signs of fatigue or tiredness.
The updated 2016 Chevrolet Colorado comes with a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine and the fleet-exclusive Work Truck trim allows fleet managers to look outside of the heavy-duty truck segment. The Colorado Duramax Diesel carves its path in the mid-size truck market.
A balance of technology and old-fashioned driver training can eliminate common vehicle collisions. Fleet managers need to ensure safety technology complements what drivers already know.