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Chevrolet Recalls Malibu for ECM Software Issue

Chevrolet Recalls Malibu for ECM Software Issue

General Motors LLC is recalling an estimated 177,276 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with a 1.5L turbo engine because an error in the Engine Control Module (ECM) software may disable the fuel injectors.

September 18, 2019

Roadway Crashes Up 21% in Five Years in Central Ohio

Roadway Crashes Up 21% in Five Years in Central Ohio

Central Ohio roadway collisions increased by 21% in the 5-year period between 2013 and 2017, according to the 2019 Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

September 18, 2019

20% of Cocaine Users Fail to Report Driving Under the Influence

20% of Cocaine Users Fail to Report Driving Under the Influence

Drivers who test positive for drugs — prescription drugs or illegal substances — often fail to report the fact that they’ve taken them within 24 hours of getting behind the wheel, according to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

September 17, 2019

Brake Safety Week Underway for Commercial Fleets

Brake Safety Week Underway for Commercial Fleets

The annual Brake Safety Week led by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) kicked off on Sept. 15 and runs through Sept 21. For the duration of the initiative, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout the U.S. and Canada.

September 17, 2019

Jeep Cherokee Snags Top Safety Pick Award

Jeep Cherokee Snags Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recognized the 2019 Jeep Cherokee with a Top Safety Pick Award when the vehicle is outfitted with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

September 16, 2019

How to Deal with High-Risk Drivers

How to Deal with High-Risk Drivers

Fleet managers should know that a small group of people — specifically, high-risk drivers — cause the bulk of their collisions.

September 11, 2019

High Risk Fleet Drivers

High Risk Fleet Drivers

Managing high-risk drivers is a key element of an effective fleet safety plan. Here are five steps from Advanced Driving Training Services for reducing collisions from this cohort.

September 11, 2019

GM Recalls 3.4M Pickups, Large SUVs for Brake Issue

GM Recalls 3.4M Pickups, Large SUVs for Brake Issue

General Motors is recalling more than 3.45 million of its large SUVs and trucks, including the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Yukon for a braking issue, according to federal records.

September 11, 2019

Ram 1500: First Large Pickup to Earn Top Safety Award

Ram 1500: First Large Pickup to Earn Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given certain 2019 and the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab its highest safety recognition when outfitted with specific headlights built after May and optional front crash prevention.

September 10, 2019

Maine's Hands-Free Law Takes Effect

Maine's Hands-Free Law Takes Effect

Maine will become the 20th state in the nation to enact a hands-free driving law when the measure goes into effect on Sept. 19.

September 10, 2019

1.1M Ram Pickups Recalled for Tailgate Issue

1.1M Ram Pickups Recalled for Tailgate Issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 1.1 million Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks from six model years because the tailgate limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving, according to federal documents.

September 10, 2019

Automatic Emergency Braking Reduces Rear-end Crashes by 46%

Automatic Emergency Braking Reduces Rear-end Crashes by 46%

Automatic emergency braking with a forward collision alert reduced rear-end striking crashes by 46% while lane change alert with a side blind zone alert reduced lane change crashes by 26%, according to a new study from GM and the University of Michigan.

September 9, 2019

Hyundai Palisade Earns Highest IIHS Safety Award

Hyundai Palisade Earns Highest IIHS Safety Award

Hyundai's 2020 Palisade three-row SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when the midsize SUV is outfitted with optional LED headlights, the institute has announced.

September 9, 2019

How to Deal with Roundabouts

How to Deal with Roundabouts

While the state of Washington has the most roundabouts, it can still be helpful for fleet drivers to know how to best approach these alternatives to intersections. Here are four tips.

September 6, 2019

Approaching Roundabouts

Approaching Roundabouts

Roundabouts are safer, more fuel efficient, and improve traffic flow as compared with traditional intersections. Here's how to approach one.

September 6, 2019