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Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

Conico Oil uses SmartDrive's in-vehicle video-based safety systems in each of its 27 fleet trucks. Photo courtesy of Conico Oil.


In-Vehicle Camera Captures Unsafe Driving, Accidents

By reviewing videos of its drivers while in the cab, this truck fleet has been able to correct high-risk driving occurrences such as hard braking and speeding — as well as eliminate culpability from false driving incident accusations.

Photo of Ram 2500 by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.


FCA Recalls Ram Trucks, Police Cars for Alternator

The recall covers an estimated 74,833 2007- to 2013-MY Ram trucks and chassis cabs as well as 2011- to 2014-MY Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars.

Photo by Thi Dao.


NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.


Safety Tip: When Brakes Fail

Here are some tips, provided by Esurance, on how to respond in the event of brake failure.


Resetting the TPMS Light

Do all your fleet drivers know what the TPMS light means? This video explains and goes through the steps of resetting the tire pressure monitoring system light. Video courtesy of Chris Fix. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.


What to Do When Brakes Fail

This video explains what steps you should take if your brakes suddenly fail. Video courtesy of Esurance. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.


GM Recalls Vans for Missing Mirrors

The recall affects 40 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans.

Screen shot courtesy of NHTSA via YouTube.


Teen-Involved Crash Deaths Spike 10%

Last year saw a rise in teen-involved road fatalities, and a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association highlights ways to reduce such crash deaths.


Vehicle Fire Safety

Here are tips on how to prevent vehicle fires -- and how to respond if your vehicle catches fire. Video courtesy of the Roseville (Calif.) Fire Department. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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