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Most Affordable Pickups to Insure Named

Most Affordable Pickups to Insure Named

Toyota's 2019 Tundra pickup has been ranked at the top of an insurance company's list of the most affordable pickups to insure in California.

October 11, 2019

Dealing with Deer Crossings

Dealing with Deer Crossings

In New England, Kentucky, Colorado, and other states with wild areas, deer and other wildlife crossing the roadway can present a significant hazard to commercial drivers.

October 11, 2019

Maryland Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

Maryland Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

A new law went into effect in Maryland on Oct. 1 that imposes harsher jail time penalties on motorists who kill or injure someone while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

October 10, 2019

NHTSA Explores Replacing Car Mirrors with Cameras

NHTSA Explores Replacing Car Mirrors with Cameras

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking public and industry input on whether or not camera-based rear visibility systems should be permitted to replace inside and outside rear- and side-view mirrors.

October 10, 2019

Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Commercial drivers of light- to heavy-duty vehicles are involved in just 3% of severe crashes, even though 83% of American drivers say they are safer behind the wheel, according to new data from Verizon Connect.

October 10, 2019

Jeep Wranglers Recalled for Seatbelt Issue

Jeep Wranglers Recalled for Seatbelt Issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 11,463 2011 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler compact SUVs for a seat belt issue. Specifically, the driver's seat belt buckle mounting strap in these vehicles may break and separate from the seat frame.

October 9, 2019

NHTSA Awards Grants to Improve Roadway Safety

NHTSA Awards Grants to Improve Roadway Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted five non-governmental organizations $1.8 million for diverse initiatives aimed at improving safety on the nation's highways.

October 8, 2019

Mazda's 2019 CX-9 Nabs Highest IIHS Safety Award

Mazda's 2019 CX-9 Nabs Highest IIHS Safety Award

Mazda's 2019 CX-9 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recognized with its Top Safety Pick+ status, which continues from past model years, the institute has announced.

October 8, 2019

Ford Recalls F-250, F-350 for Rear Axle Shaft

Ford Recalls F-250, F-350 for Rear Axle Shaft

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 28,579 2019 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks equipped with electronically locking rear differentials because the passenger-side rear axle shaft may fail prematurely due to a material issue.

October 8, 2019

Audi's 2019 Q3 Named Top Safety Pick+

Audi's 2019 Q3 Named Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Audi Q3 compact SUV has captured the Top Safety Pick+ award, while the 2019 Audi A7 prestige luxury car has been given a Top Safety award.

October 7, 2019

Skid Recovery Tactics

Skid Recovery Tactics

These five steps can help a fleet driver deal with a skid on wet leaves strewn on pavement during fall driving conditions.

October 7, 2019

Drivers Don't Trust Lane Centering Systems, IIHS Finds

Drivers Don't Trust Lane Centering Systems, IIHS Finds

Drivers remain skeptical about lane-centering systems, even though they are relatively confident in the performance of adaptive cruise control systems, according to recent research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

October 4, 2019

AAA: Pedestrian Detection Systems Are Unreliable

AAA: Pedestrian Detection Systems Are Unreliable

There are nearly 6,000 pedestrian traffic fatalities every year, yet recent testing of pedestrian detection systems found that when encountering a child at 20 mph, a collision occurred 89% of the time, according to AAA.

October 3, 2019

Merchants Fleet Recognizes Fleet Response

Merchants Fleet Recognizes Fleet Response

Merchants Fleet has recognized Fleet Response with its Supplier Excellence award this week for its track record of supplying safety services to the fleet management company.

October 3, 2019

Vehicle Flood Claims Spike in Southwest Texas

Vehicle Flood Claims Spike in Southwest Texas

Hurricane Dorian and tropical storm Imelda have caused more than 17,000 vehicle flood claims were recently reported in Southeast Texas alone, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.

October 2, 2019