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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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Infographic courtesy of National Safety Council.
Safety Council Cautions Public About July
Calling July the deadliest month of the year, the National Safety Council offers advice to help keep all of us safer – both on the job and during summertime family vacations.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Allergies
Allergy-suffering fleet drivers need to discuss both their symptoms and driving needs with their physician, so the right treatment plan can take both issues into consideration.
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Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving
The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking
A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.
Learn How to Integrate Safety Policies and Technology
Is driver over-reliance on this technology an unintended downside of having this lifesaving equipment onboard? That's what a panel of subject matter experts at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference will be exploring.
Photo courtesy of GM.
Chevrolet Adds Theft Alarm Notification
OnStar subscribers can opt in to receive an alert through text, email or phone if a theft attempt triggers a vehicle’s alarm system and the alarm sounds.
Photo courtesy of Ford.
Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel
To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Hydroplaning
Here's advice from both AAA and Consumer Reports on how to avoid, or recover from, hydroplaning.
The 2014 Fleet Safety Conference provided a lively forum for sharing industry best practices in safety and risk management.
Fleet Safety Conference Panel Explores Fleet Data Use
A panel discussion set for July 14 will provide practical tips on how to use fleet data to manage risk and increase safety.
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Engine Overheating
Both the Florida Department of Transportation and Esurance provide advice on how to respond to engine overheating.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.




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