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Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Top 5 Most Common Risky Fleet Behaviors Identified

Of 3 million events coached this summer, the following five risky behaviors were the most prevalent, with drivers not wearing seatbelts and unsafe following distance together accounting for 54% of the top five, according to Lytx Data.

September 16, 2020

Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Commercial Drivers Are Safer than Public Perception

Commercial drivers of light- to heavy-duty vehicles are involved in just 3% of severe crashes, even though 83% of American drivers say they are safer behind the wheel, according to new data from Verizon Connect.

October 10, 2019

Labor Day Road Deaths to Fall From Year Ago

Labor Day Road Deaths to Fall From Year Ago

Approximately 398 people could lose their lives and another 45,300 could suffer serious injuries on roadways over the Labor Day weekend, according to the National Safety Council's estimate, which is the lowest it has issued for the three-day holiday period since 2015.

August 27, 2019

Lytx Fleets Reduce Drowsy Driving by 39%

Lytx Fleets Reduce Drowsy Driving by 39%

Commercial fleets that used the Lytx Driver Safety Program reduced drowsy driving events by 39% and falling asleep behind the wheel by 66% from June 2018 to June 2019, according to new data released by the video telematics solutions provider.

August 27, 2019

Strong Safety Culture, Technology Help High-Risk Fleets Improve Safety
Daimler Vans Recalls Metris for Power Steering Problem
Ford Transit Vans with Supreme Service Body Recalled

Ford Transit Vans with Supreme Service Body Recalled

Supreme Corp. is recalling an estimated 99 2014 to 2018 service bodies that were added onto a Ford Transit van chassis because they may lack the required padded trim that protects occupants from a head impact.

May 10, 2019

Transportation Incidents Top Cause of Fatal Work Injuries

Transportation Incidents Top Cause of Fatal Work Injuries

Inspired by the labor shortages in the transport and construction industries, Teletrac Navman assessed if the relationship between compensation and the danger of the jobs within those fields could potentially be affecting the size of the recruitment pool.

April 4, 2019

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

72% of Commercial Drivers Admit to Distracted Driving

More than 90% of commercial drivers believe that reading a text while behind the wheel of their company vehicle is considered distracted driving, yet nearly half of those drivers say they have done it.

March 28, 2019

ATRI Study Looks at Legal Marijuana's Impact on Fleet Operations
Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.

February 13, 2019

Some Cities Passing Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Than States

Some Cities Passing Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Than States

Several cities are responding to what they view as lax state legislation by passing their own distracted driving laws. Three states in the nation still allow texting while driving and only 16 have adopted hands-free laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

February 12, 2019

FCA Recalls 660K Ram Pickups for Steering, Brakes

FCA Recalls 660K Ram Pickups for Steering, Brakes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 660,000 2013-2017 Ram 3500 pickups, 2014-2017 Ram 2500 pickups, and 3500 chassis cabs for a loose nut that can potentially cause a loss of steering control.

February 5, 2019

UPS Collaborates on Global Road Safety Initiative
SambaSafety Launches Driver Risk Monitoring Program

SambaSafety Launches Driver Risk Monitoring Program

SambaSafety has introduced Qorta, a national driver monitoring platform that offers federal and state safety data on drivers and combines it with analytics to help fleets stay on top of driver risk.

January 17, 2019