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December 12, 2017 - Press Release

Driving Dynamics Wins Award for DrivActiv Microlearning Library

Driving Dynamics Inc. has been named as a 2017 award recipient in the twenty-ninth annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) competition, the fleet driver training company announced.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, Driving Dynamics, Awards

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

Tags: Winter Driving, National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota to Update Active Safety Tech by Mid-2018

The second generation of the Toyota Safety Sense package will feature an updated pre-collision system that can help detect a collision with a bicyclist in front of the vehicle during the day. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota’s second generation of its Safety Sense package will start rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018.

Tags: Toyota, Driver Safety, Advanced Safety Technology, Toyota Safety Sense

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, State Farm

November 15, 2017 - Press Release

CEI Group Names Four Vice Presidents

(from upper left to right) Bensel, Denmyer, Latzko, and Villella

The CEI Group has promoted four individuals to vice president who have been "major contributors to the success that both CEI and Element have realized over the past few years," according to the company.

Tags: CEI Group, Promotions, Safety

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

Seat belt use by truck and bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

Tags: Driver Safety, Seat Belts, U.S. DOT, FCMSA

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

Graphic courtesy of AAA.

AAA research finds that nearly one-third of 2017 model-year vehicles don’t include a spare tire as standard equipment.

Tags: AAA, Tires, Safety

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Tags: Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Emergency Kits, Safety, First-Aid Kits

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Daimler, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Vans

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

Tags: Winter Driving, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

November 6, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Audi A4, A5 Sportback Cars Recalled for Door Trim

Photo of Audi A4 Sedan courtesy of Audi.

The recall, set to begin this month, covers more than 31,000 vehicles.

Tags: Audi, Volkswagen, Recalls, NHTSA, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety, Luxury Sedans

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Three More Hyundai Cars Win Top IIHS Award

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport all qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: Hyundai, IIHS, Small Cars, Crash Tests, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Santa Fe, Headlights, Automatic Braking, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety, Hyundai Ioniq, Mid-Size SUVs

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

CEI Group Brings Back Wysseier as President, CEO

Wysseier

John Wysseier has returned to The CEI Group as president and chief executive officer more than a decade after he departed the collision management company, the company has announced.

Tags: C-Suite, Element Fleet Management, Safety, New Hire, CEI Group

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Adopts AAA Advanced Safety Tech Recommendations

Photo: Maverick Transportation

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, announced that its carrier members must use four truck-safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has concluded are critical to reducing large truck crashes and saving lives.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance, Safety, Air Disc Brakes, AAA, Hair Testing, In-Vehicle Video, Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

October 29, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Here's safety advice, provided by AAA Exchange, to help keep motorists and trick-or-treaters safe on Tuesday night.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, AAA

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Postal Service Using VR to Train Drivers

Photo courtesy of VDI.

The U.S. Postal Service has begun using a virtual reality-based simulator to train drivers in its Brooklyn, New York, and Tampa, Florida, districts, according to the company that provides the equipment.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, USPS, Virtual Driver Interactive, Virtual Reality

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Photo of Tom Camp courtesy of UPS.

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

Tags: Drivers, UPS, Michigan, Safety

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Photo by Xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Night Driving

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

Tags: AAA, Parking, Vehicle Damage, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Photo: Lytx

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

Tags: Coca-Cola, Video Event Recorders, LYTX, In-Vehicle Video

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. May Loosen Driverless Car Testing Rules

Photo of self-driving car courtesy of Waymo/FCA.

The state’s DMV releases new proposed regulations that would eliminate an existing requirement for a human driver behind the steering wheel.

Tags: Regulations, California DMV, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

October 10, 2017 - Press Release

Driving Dynamics to Offer DriveTech Assessment Tool

Driving Dynamics Inc. will offer a set of driver assessment tools to its North American fleet clients under an agreement with United Kingdom-based DriveTech International.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, Driving Dynamics

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Photo by Djmaschek/Wikimedia Commons.

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

Tags: Drunk Driving, Seat Belts, Pedestrian Safety, Speeding, Motorcycles, NHTSA, Road Deaths

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