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At ARI's most recent Best in Fleet Conference, the fleet management company presented an overview on some of the top trends that could impact fleets in 2020. Some of the top trends addressed involved a strong vehicle market, railcar shortages, and impaired driving.

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NHTSA Launches Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

Over the past five years, nearly 800 people have lost their lives while attempting to drive across railroad tracks, which is why NHTSA and the Federal Railroad Administration have re-launched a $5.6 million awareness campaign.

Video: 10 Tips for Rail Crossings

When your vehicle runs over and crushes a soda can, it's due to a 4,000-to-1 weight ratio. That's the exact same weight ratio of a moving freight train striking your vehicle.

Insurance and Energy Industries are Embracing the Use of Drones

When I first read articles about the use of drones in fleet operations, I used to roll my eyes. But, no longer. After talking with many fleet managers, I now believe that drones in commercial applications will have a major impact in a variety of industries. At most companies, drone operations will fall outside the domain of fleet, at least initially. As FAA restrictions are eased, drones will proliferate into mainstream business practices, with the insurance and energy industries in the vanguard

Increased Demand and Rail Delays Create Upfitter Logjam in MY-2015

One challenge for both the 2015- and 2014-MY has been the increased volume of fleet vehicles going to upfitters, which has resulted in capacity constraints. With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand.