Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving Near Railroad Crossings

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Jul 29, 2014
<p><strong><em>GM CEO Mary Barra, shown here at the company's annual shareholders meeting, has vowed to bring "greater rigor and a sense of discipline to our analyses and our decision making" on recalls. Photo courtesy of GM.</em></strong></p> What’s Driving the Recall Surge?

In a Q&A with Automotive Fleet, analysts from financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross provide insight into the ongoing surge in vehicle recalls.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving Near Railroad Crossings

Here's some advice, provided by nonprofit group Operation Lifesaver, aimed at promoting railroad crossing safety.

<p>(L-R) Fleet Safety Conference Chair Mike Antich, 2014 Fleet Safety Award Honoree Kristin O'Driscoll of Baxter Healthcare, and Pam Sederholm, executive director or AALA.</p> Baxter Healthcare’s Fleet Manager Receives 2014 Fleet Safety Award

Kristin O’Driscoll, fleet manager for Baxter Healthcare, was honored with the 2014 Fleet Safety Award at a lunchtime ceremony held on July 23 during the 3rd annual Fleet Safety Conference, in Schaumburg, Ill.

<p><em>Photo: Chris Wolski</em></p> First-Ever Fleet Safety Lifetime Achievement Award Given

Kathy Konicki, the retired director of associate safety at Nationwide Insurance, was the recipient of the first-ever fleet safety lifetime achievement award in recognition of her promotion of fleet safety at Nationwide and throughout the industry.

<p><strong><em>Photo of 2015 Sierra HD truck courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> GM Recalls 718K More Vehicles

The automaker announces six new recalls involving such models as the Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, GMC Sierra LD and HD, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The two largest of the six recalls involve seats.

<p><strong><em>2014 Ram 1500 photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.</em></strong></p> Chrysler Recalls 21K Vehicles Globally for Shocks, Struts

The recall involves Ram 1500 pickups, Jeep Cherokee SUVs and Chrysler 200 sedans assembled within a 16-day period earlier this year.

<p><strong><em>The 2015 Volvo XC90 features automatic braking when the driver turns in front of an oncoming vehicle. Image courtesy of Volvo Car Group.</em></strong></p> Video: 2015 Volvo XC90 Introduces New Safety Tech

The all-new all-wheel-drive, seven-seat SUV will feature a run-off-road protection package and auto brake-at-intersection capability.

<p>Mike Pitcher talks about how his company, LeasePlan USA, implemented a cell phone policy.</p> Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.

<p><strong><em>Photo of 2015 Volkswagen Golf courtesy of Volkswagen.</em></strong></p> Volkswagen Recalls Golf Sedans for Steering Problem

The recall covers Golf and Golf GTI cars built from Jan. 27-May 12 of this year.

Florida Governor to Test Automated Audi

Florida's Gov. Rick Scott will test a highly automated Audi A7 during a July 28 testing event to demonstrate the automaker's approach to "piloted driving," according to Audi.

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