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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.

Safety at Rail Crossings

With over 200,000 railroad crossings nationwide, fleet managers should remind their drivers to be cautious when driving over them.

Stop, Because Trains Can't

Last year alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This video is part of a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign, launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Video courtesy of NHTSA and the Federal Railroad Administration. 

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

Always Expect a Train

September is National Rail Safety Month, so here are some tips you can share with fleet drivers. Video courtesy of Operation Lifesaver California and the California Office of Traffic Safety. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.