July 1, 2010 - Industry News
The technology debuts as standard equipment on the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer going into production later this year, and will be offered on 90 percent of the company's North American crossovers, sport utilities, trucks and vans by 2015.
June 3, 2010 - Industry News
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety selected the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2010 GMC Terrain, and the 2011 Kia Sorento to receive its “Top Safety Pick” awards in the mid-size SUV category.
Tags: Chevrolet, Kia Motors, General Motors Corp., Jeep, IIHS
The software program is designed to help employers enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, ensure compliance with state laws and minimize liability. The program combines ZoomSafer's safe-driving software with an enterprise-class Web-based management and reporting portal.
May 27, 2010 - Industry News
The National Insurance Crime Bureau report shows that western cities are still popular among car thieves, with the top ten metropolitan areas in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington.
Tags: vehicle theft
To qualify for the Insurance Institute for High Safety’s award, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of “good” in the IIHS’ front, side, rollover, and rear impact tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.
Tags: Toyota, IIHS
May 13, 2010 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2010 Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information Booklet shows more Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles lead their segments for the lowest collision insurance cost than any other automaker.
May 6, 2010 - Industry News
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) expands warranty coverage on its walk-in vehicle fleet from the original two-year/24,000-mile coverage to a new three-year/50,000-mile warranty coverage. The warranty will go into effect immediately for all chassis powered by EPA 2010 engines.
Tags: Walk-in Van, vehicle warranty
April 29, 2010 - Industry News
The automaker said it plans to upgrade program logic in the vehicle stability control system of approximately 50,000 model-year 2003 Sequoias.
April 22, 2010 - Industry News
David Strickland, the new NHTSA administrator, also raised concerns about in-vehicle entertainment systems that could distract drivers.
Tags: NHTSA, hybrid electric vehicles
ZoomSafer, a provider of policy management software to prevent distracted driving, is working with companies across the nation to reduce the risk of crashes by enabling employers to proactively enforce cell phone usage policies.
Tags: ZoomSafer, Distracted driving
April 15, 2010 - Industry News
The company said it will provide loaner vehicles to customers concerned about driving the 2010 Lexus GX 460.
March 25, 2010 - Industry News
The U.S. DOT found that safety belt use rates for commercial drivers and their occupants were highest at 79 percent in the West, compared with 75 percent in the South, 68 percent in the Midwest, and 64 percent in the Northeast.
Tags: seat belts, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
March 18, 2010 - Industry News
Porche ranks highest in long-term dependability, while the Cadillac DTS achieves lowest incident of problems, according to the study.
Tags: J.D. Power, 2010-MY, J.D. Power Dependability Study
After two days of investigation, Toyota engineers find driver’s account of event inconsistent with initial findings.
Drivers will benefit from consolidated and centralized billing, cost control through reduced internal administrative requirements, increased driver productivity, and overall fleet compliance.
Tags: trucks, Compliance, GE Capital Fleet Services
March 12, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recognized Wyoming yesterday for becoming the 20th state to enact a statewide ban prohibiting drivers from texting while behind-the-wheel.
Tags: Texting, NHTSA
March 11, 2010 - Industry News
The City of Phoenix paid claims for 2,339 accidents from 2005 to 2009, with a total tab of $15.7 million.
The automaker issued the recall on 2010 Galants because of a problem with the automatic transmission oil cooler pipe assembly.
Officers in Hawaii used subsidized personal cars outfitted with blue dome lights to aid their evacuation efforts.
Tags: Police vehicles
March 4, 2010 - Industry News
These additional services include expedited scheduling of a vehicle repair, pick up and return of the vehicle by a dealership representative, driving the customer to the dealership or his or her place of work, and providing other alternate transportation for the customer.
Vehicles affected by the recall campaign are the 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt; 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5 sold in the United States; 2005 to 2006 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada, and the 2005 to 2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico.
Tags: Recalls, General Motors Corp.
The recall campaign involves 539,864 vehicles, a majority of which are in the United States.
Tags: Nissan, Recalls
“The recognition GM vehicles have received serve as excellent proof points to the strength and value of our product offerings,” said Brian Small, executive director, General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations.
Tags: General Motors Corp.
February 25, 2010 - Industry News
The session on electronic throttle control systems - which are suspected of causing unintended acceleration in vehicles - featured two experts who discussed the technical aspects and testing methods involved with automotive electronic systems.
Bill calls for a fine of up to $455 for texting and $255 for using a hand-held phone.
Tags: Texting, California, cell phone use
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