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The orignial DashMat in red. Photo courtesy of Covercraft. Truck Driver Comfort and Convenience
Check out these truck accessories to help bring drivers more comfort and convenience while on the road.
Wheelz Up, a Washington-D.C.-based auto parts delivery service, holds a safety meeting with some of its fleet drivers. Photo courtesy of Wheelz Up. Developing Budget-Friendly Driver Safety Programs
From driver training and safety meetings to one-on-one coaching and incentive programs, several small fleets share how they have developed a safety culture with their drivers - using low- to no-cost resources.
Dan Frank (right) becomes only the third Wheels president since it was founded in 1939 by Zollie Frank, Dan’s grandfather, and Zollie’s brother-in-law Amund Schoen. Zollie’s son, Jim (left), became the second president in 1974. Dan has held various roles in the company during his 16-year tenure. Wheels Positions Itself for Future Growth
In a wide-ranging interview, Dan Frank, newly appointed president of Wheels Inc., and CEO Jim Frank, discuss their strategic vision for the company and how they see the fleet industry changing in the next five years.
What To Do (And Not To Do) After a Highway Breakdown
Depending on the setting, there are different ways to handle the aftermath of a vehicle breakdown.
Goggin Warehousing uses in-vehicle video-based safety systems in each of its 80 fleet trucks. In-Vehicle Camera Improves Fleet’s Driver Safety, Fuel Usage
By monitoring its drivers in the cab, this truck fleet saw a decrease in high-risk driving occurrences and improved fuel economy — as well as exoneration from driving incident accusations.

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Video Safety Tips for the New School Year
The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.
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Senators Press for Takata to Recall All Its Air Bags
In response to new reports of an air bag explosion in a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey urge a recall of all Takata air bags.
Photo by W. Robert Howell from Charlotte, N.C., via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr.
Traffic Deaths Rise 14 Percent
Nearly 19,000 people died in traffic collisions in the U.S. during the first six months of this year, according to the National Safety Council.
Video Tip: Proper Seat Belt Use
Here are some seat belt safety guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FCA US.
Video Safety Tip: Backing a Vehicle
Here's some advice, provided by AAA and igottadrive.com, on one of the riskiest driving maneuvers your fleet drivers make on a regular basis.
Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.
Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150
By Paul Clinton
The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.
Video Tip: Managing Driving Space
Here are some safety tips from AAA on how to manage your driving space to avoid collisions. You may want to pass along the advice to fleet drivers.
A map displaying the "Best & Worst Cities to be a Driver." Map courtesy of WalletHub.
New York City Ranked Worst for Drivers
Due to heavy traffic and poor road conditions, New York took last place in a ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for drivers. Two Texas cities (Lubbock and Corpus Christi) took the top spots as the most driver-friendly.
Photo courtesy of IIHS.
Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick
Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.
Photo courtesy of Rear View Safety.
Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released
Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.

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