Corporate Coalition Releases Road Safety Report

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May 3, 2016
UPS Driver Rescues Trapped Teen

This Fox 5 News video reports on the heroics of UPS driver Brian Phillips, who rescued a southern California teenager trapped under his own truck after a tire jack collapsed.


Corporate Coalition Releases Road Safety Report

Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, has released a road safety report for commercial fleets that outlines safe practices for employees, partners and contractors managing transportation programs.



Safety Tip: Looking Out for Motorcycles

In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, here's some safety advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Offers Strobe Warning Light for F-150

Ford will offer a strobe warning LED light kit for its F-150 to fleet customers for the first time on 2016 model-year trucks. The package has been available for Super Duty trucks.



Donlen Offers Violation Management Program

Donlen has begun offering its Violation Management program to help fleets save up to 80% compared with traditional violation processing methods, the fleet management company announced.


<p><em>Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Truck Recall Triggered by Transmission Issue

The safety recall covers 184,000 2011-2012 model-year Ford F-150 trucks and 2012-MY Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the U.S.



<p><em>Photo of self-driving car courtesy of Volvo.</em></p> Automation Tech a Tougher Sell for Older Consumers

A new J.D. Power study finds that younger people are generally more trusting of the technologies that make self-driving vehicles possible.


<p><em>Photo of Nissan Altima courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Recalls More than 3M Vehicles for Air Bags

In these vehicles, the occupant classification system may not function properly and may mistakenly disable the passenger air bag.



Self-Driving Car Regulations Debated

In this video report from ABC 7 News, autonomous vehicle developers and some safety advocates offer sharply contrasting views during a public meeting held by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA, which is seeking input on future guidelines for self-driving cars, held the hearing at Stanford University on April 27.

 


<p><em>Photo of Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Recalls F-Series Super Duty Trucks for Tires

The safety recall covers 2,288 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S. that may have damaged tires.


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FROM THE DESK OF THE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
Jerry Veres
Safety Program Coordinator
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Fleet Response
Cruise Control

Cruise control can be beneficial when used under proper road, climate and traffic conditions. It enables you to maintain a safe speed without keeping your foot on the gas pedal thereby reducing driver fatigue during a long trip. While there are benefits it is important to know when it is appropriate to use the system.

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