GM Replacing Tire Labels for Encore, Trax

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April 14, 2015
Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.


<p><strong><em>Photo of Chevrolet Trax courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> GM Replacing Tire Labels for Encore, Trax

Some of these compact SUVs in the 2015 model year have tire labels with incomplete information about tire rim size – a violation of federal safety standards.



<p><strong><em>Image courtesy of National Safety Council.</em></strong></p> Safety Council to Host Cell Phone Ban Webinar

Scheduled for April 21, the online training event will include a discussion about liability risks and how to implement a best-practice policy for fleet drivers.


<p><em><strong>Photo by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Royalbroil">Royalbroil</a> via Wikimedia Commons.</strong></em></p> Video: Feds Warn About Salt-Linked Brake Damage

In vehicles from the 2007 and earlier model years, repeated seasonal exposure to road salt can lead to brake line failure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.



<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of BMW.</em></strong></p> BMW Recalls Multiple Models for Stalling Risk

The automaker is recalling more than 18,000 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Video: NHTSA Closes Chrysler Minivan Investigation

The federal safety agency concludes that engine stalling in older Chrysler minivans right after gasoline fill-ups doesn’t pose a safety risk requiring further study or a recall.



<p><em><strong>Photo of Nissan Rogue courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p> Nissan Recalls Rogues for Faulty Fuel Pump

The action affects more than 76,000 SUVs in the 2014 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.


<p><em>Rosekind</em></p> NHTSA Pushes for Industry Safety Culture Shift

The new administrator of the federal safety agency has scheduled two meetings in hopes of developing strategies to better protect the driving public.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of the National Waste &amp; Recycling Association.</strong></em></p> Refuse Industry Lobbies for Stricter Traffic Laws

Too often, impatient motorists drive carelessly around garbage trucks – a trend that fuels an alarming fatality rate for trash collectors.


Nissan Driver Attention Alert System

Nissan's new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system helps drowsy or inattentive drivers on the road. 


<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler.</em></strong></p> Fiat 500e Recalled for Stalling Risk

The recall, set to begin May 15, includes electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years. A software update will resolve the problem.


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