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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.
As of 2008, a commercial vehicle is defined as any vehicle with a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs., and that includes the weight of a trailer. Rob Kooken cites the example of the landscaper with a pickup truck towing a trailer who may get caught not understanding the rules. Photo via Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Got Compliance?
Federal rules defining commercial vehicles have changed. If you're not compliant, getting stopped by the authorities is no way to find out.

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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Funeral Processions
Here is some driving advice on what to do when encountering a funeral procession.
Video: Ford F-150 Adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist
The technology allows drivers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction, and the truck controls the steering and limits vehicle speed.
Automotive Fleet photo.
Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes
The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.
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70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones
A reported 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, according to a new study from AT&T.
Screen shot of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx during press conference, via YouTube.
Takata Vehicle Safety Recall Now Biggest Ever
The Japan-based auto safety parts supplier reaches an agreement with NHTSA to expand its recall of defective air bag inflators, which have been linked to six deaths worldwide.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway
Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. DefensiveDriving.com offers video tips as well.
Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.
Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Steering
The North American recall affects 12,328 2015 model-year Ford F-150 pickup trucks at risk for steering loss.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Tornado Response
The past week has seen a number of dangerous tornadoes, some of them deadly. Here are some Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.
Photo courtesy of FCA US.
Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags
An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break
This driving maneuver, executed by law enforcement officers, is intended to slow down traffic because of an upcoming hazard. Unfortunately, some drivers are caught off-guard, momentarily unsure of what to do.

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