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Thanksgiving Road Deaths Expected to Rise

The National Safety Council estimates that 421 people could lose their lives in car crashes during the upcoming holiday weekend — a 7% jump over the average.

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Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

Derek Barrs, Florida’s chief of commercial vehicle enforcement, asked for a show of hands among the state enforcement people in the room if they were ready for the ELD mandate. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

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Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

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More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

AAA research finds that nearly one-third of 2017 model-year vehicles don’t include a spare tire as standard equipment.

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Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

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Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

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Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

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Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween

Here's safety advice, provided by AAA Exchange, to help keep motorists and trick-or-treaters safe on Tuesday night.

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Ford Recalls 30K F-150 Pickups

The company issues three separate safety recalls that involve trucks in North America.

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