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For the first time in the U.S., the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) have been surpassed by the chance of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose, which have risen to one in 96, according to new data from the National Safety Council.

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Fleet Crashes Flat Year Over Year

Despite being flat, crashes are still a problem for fleets, and data reported for the 2017 calendar-year has identified some of the biggest obstacles.

ELDs: Many Fleets Haven't Installed Them

A new survey of North American fleet executives has found that three in 10 fleets haven't bought mandatory electronic logging devices, with many relying on grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices to track driver logs.

How Fleets Can Avoid Staged Accidents

Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

Parked Vehicle Damage Leads Fleet Accidents

The largest majority of crashes for fleets in 2016 was the result of accidents that occurred while the vehicle was parked. Distracted driving may be a major contributor for this type of incident.

ARI Client to Explain How He Reduced Accident Rate

Red Hawk Fire & Security saw a 68% drop in the number of accidents year-over-year and saved $1 million in liability costs by leveraging their fleet data and implementing a proactive driver safety training program.

Ways to Reduce Preventable Accidents

While having a robust fleet safety policy will help prevent accidents from occurring for fleets, technologies, such as telematics, can help also greatly curb preventable accidents.

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.