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Getting Fleet Back on Track

Getting Fleet Back on Track

Restarting truck fleets after the pandemic requires attending to mechanical issues, understanding the new compliance landscape, and bringing your personnel back online safely and efficiently.

May 27, 2020

Geotab Adds Distracted Driving Solution to Its Marketplace
How to Spot Faulty Brakes, Drive in Windy Weather

How to Spot Faulty Brakes, Drive in Windy Weather

Factors within the control of the driver, such as faulty brakes, as well as factors beyond their control, such as wind gusts, can both make driving significantly more hazardous.

April 28, 2020

Understanding Your Obligations Regarding Repair of Driver Assistance Systems
Practicing Social Distancing After an Accident

Practicing Social Distancing After an Accident

While the roads across the country have become less congested as more people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still going to be times when a fleet driver may find him or herself involved in a collision.

March 25, 2020

Working Through COVID-19: A Delivery Fleet’s Perspective
How to Introduce In-Cab Cameras to Drivers

How to Introduce In-Cab Cameras to Drivers

Fleets considering a video telematics system should communicate transparently while conveying benefits to the driver as well as the overall increased safety to the fleet.

March 22, 2020

Tips to Reduce Fleet Driver Exposure to COVID-19

Tips to Reduce Fleet Driver Exposure to COVID-19

Whether you’re a delivery fleet driver, a roadside technician, or any other type of driver that interacts with other people, there are steps you can take to reduce the potential exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus.

March 18, 2020

Mass. Police Poised to Enforce Hands-Free Law

Mass. Police Poised to Enforce Hands-Free Law

Massachusetts’s new “hands-free” law went into effect on Feb. 23 and law enforcement throughout the state now have extra patrols on roadways ready to enforce the measure, reports CBS Boston.

February 26, 2020

Advanced Safety Technologies: Comprehension, Implementation, Training
Understanding Working Load Limit When Securing a Load

Understanding Working Load Limit When Securing a Load

Federal regulations (which might or might not apply to your operation) require the total ratings of all the straps you’ve used to be at least half the weight of the load you’re carrying.

January 23, 2020

Vehicle Complexity Increasing Fleet Repair Costs
Top Videos of 2019 Put Safety First

Top Videos of 2019 Put Safety First

Closer looks at new trucks and vans were interspersed with seven safety tips among the videos that were the most popular on AutomotiveFleet.com in 2019, proving yet again that driver behavior carries risk that must be managed.

December 26, 2019

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. will recall more than 500,000 model-year 2017 to 2019 Super Duty extended cab trucks with carpeted flooring due to an increased risk of a fire after a crash.

December 13, 2019

11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

11 Things to Know to Stay Out of Trouble with Final ELD Deadline

As of Dec. 17, most motor carriers are required by federal law to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, to track truck driver hours of service. Whether you’ve waited until the last minute to flip the switch or you’re already running ELDs, here are some things you need to keep in mind to avoid citations, bad CSA scores, or unsatisfactory safety ratings.

December 9, 2019