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Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

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How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

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A Traffic Break in Utah

A Utah Highway Patrol officer executes a traffic break to slow down the flow of traffic. Video via YouTube. For the fleet safety tip on traffic breaks, click here.

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Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

The second generation of the Toyota Safety Sense package will feature an updated pre-collision system that can help detect a collision with a bicyclist in front of the vehicle during the day. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

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Toyota to Update Active Safety Tech by Mid-2018

Toyota’s second generation of its Safety Sense package will start rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018.

Under the new ELD rules, inspection officers will ask to see the ELD screen, which must be made available to the officer without getting into the truck. If requested, the driver must be ready to transfer logbook data electronically on the spot. Regarding potential compliance violations, the rules stay the same. Yet the switch to a digital, geosynchronous process allows an officer to more easily ascertain logbook anomalies. Photo courtesy of J.J. Keller & Associates.

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ELD Compliance: What Now?

So you've selected an electronic logging device (ELD) system for your fleet. Do you have the tools you need to train your staff, modify your processes, and anticipate compliance issues?

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

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Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

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App Warns Motorists of Wrong-Way Drivers

The Arizona Department of Transportation has launched a new phone app that alerts motorists of nearby wrong-way drivers. The app is tied into ADOT's pilot I-17 wrong-way vehicle alert system, which uses thermal cameras to detect wrong-way vehicles on I-17 off-ramps. Video courtesy of azcentral.com. For a safety tip on wrong-way crash prevention, click here.

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Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


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