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July 25, 2017

GM to Launch Collision Certification Program

Set to debut in early 2018, the program will establish a comprehensive set of standards for collision repair of GM vehicles.

May 4, 2017

Exceptions Are the Fatal Flaw to Fleet Policy

Any time you make an exception to fleet policy in resolving a driver-related problem, you may potentially create a new problem that will come back to haunt you in the future.

September 21, 2016

Mobile Apps to Improve Fleet Efficiency

As the use of mobile apps continues to grow, more functions are becoming available to fleet drivers at their fingertips. These mobile apps — some stand-alone, others part of larger program offerings — update traditional processes and advance fleet efficiency.

December 14, 2015

NHTSA’s New 5-Star Crash-Test Criteria Will Increase Safety and Acquisition Costs

On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed upgrading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles by adding new standards for accident-avoidance technology, which will make it much tougher for OEMs to achieve a 5-Star Rating. Without a doubt these safety technologies are beneficial, but they cost money and will also exert upward pressure on new-vehicle acquisition costs. What are the full fleet implications?

February 17, 2015

The Most Important Function of Fleet Management is Saving Lives

The hard reality is that many senior managers do not consistently view fleet safety as a top priority. I know many will disagree with me and say fleet safety is, indeed, a top concern, but when you talk with suppliers of fleet safety programs and related services, they point out that the “talk” often does not translate into action.

September 2, 2014

Cost-Reduction Single-Mindedness Creates Corporate Blind Spots

When corporate revenues soften, it is management's fiduciary responsibility to demand expense reductions and limit capital expenditures. Unfortunately, many fleet-related cost-reduction decisions are made for the short-term, with very little consideration on the long-term impact on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Many times senior management is more interested in the fiscal, rather than economic, consequences of their fleet-related decisions.

March 11, 2013

Maaco Launches Division to Serve Fleets, Partners With Chem-Dry for Cleaning Services

Auto body services company Maaco has launched Maaco Fleet Solutions, which will provide a number of services, including rebranding fleet vehicles, restoring them in advance of remarketing, and accident management services.

December 20, 2012

Ford Says 2013-MY Fusion Has Lower Rear-End Collision Repair Costs

When a low-speed impact occurs, Ford said it designed the rear panel to absorb the brunt of the force, adding that it first used this design on the European-market Mondeo.

November 26, 2012

NTSB Advocates Making Collision-Avoidance Technologies Standard Equipment

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said those technologies include lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring and speed-limiting systems.

October 23, 2012

Nissan Technologies Aim at Cutting Fatigue, Provide Automatic Collision Avoidance

In two different technologies announced by Nissan Motor Co., the automaker is looking at seat technology that could help reduce fatigue and an ‘autonomous emergency steering system’ that could apply braking and automatic steering to prevent a collision.

October 2, 2012

New Honda Website Offers Post-Collision Advice

The site includes two principal sections, 'Accident Assistance' and 'Collision 101,' as well as a 'Body Shop Locator.'

September 24, 2012

10 Steps to Building a Safe Fleet

Ask any fleet about safety and it will undoubtedly top the priority list. Here are 10 steps to creating a safety culture.

August 15, 2012

CEI’s New DriverCare Risk Manager Home Page Helps Raise Driver Safety Record Awareness

DriverCare Risk Manager has proven to help fleets reduce their accident rates by 20-30%, according to CEI.

August 2, 2012

NETS Drive Safely Work Week 2012 Materials Available for Free Download

The materials include ways to avoid rear-end collisions — one of the most common types of crashes experienced by fleet drivers, teen drivers and the general population.

July 26, 2012

Lexus ES 350, ES 300h to Offer Safety Option of Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The luxury sedans will arrive at dealerships next month.

July 26, 2012

Volvo Developing New Safety Systems to Prevent Collisions

Three research projects currently under way are Autonomous Driving Support, Intersection Support and Animal Detection.

July 5, 2012

Ford Developing New Technologies Aimed at Boosting Vehicle Safety

Ford’s early prototypes of two such technologies – Traffic Jam Assist and an advanced version of active park assist – are designed to interact with a vehicle’s surroundings, reduce driver stress and help reduce traffic gridlock, the automaker said.

June 27, 2012

GM Study Finds Driver Assistance Systems Help Keep Attention on Road

The study found that advanced driver monitoring and assistance features, for example a forward collision alert system, increases drivers’ focus on the road ahead by 126% when automated steering is operating.

June 19, 2012

Improved Vehicle Designs Over 8 Years Reduced Highway Fatalities and Injuries, NHTSA Says

Although the report didn’t cite specific structural or technological features of later model-year vehicles, two areas the report found significant improvement including improved rollover protection and side-impact protection.

May 31, 2012

Cellcontrol Analysis Finds Few Fortune 500s Using Distracted Driving Technology

In the internal market analysis, the distracted driving technology developer said that it found only 5% of companies have deployed a solution from one of the top five vendors, which are capable of supporting such a large workforce.


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