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Trump Reverses Obama’s Fuel Economy Rules for Cars

Vowing to end the “assault on the American auto industry,” President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration. Today’s target is a big one: the fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks. These rules are hardly an ideal […]

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Posted in: Carbon Footprint, Fleet Management, Government Regulations

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U.S. DOT advances deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology

Proposed rule would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication on light vehicles, allowing cars to ‘talk’ to each other to avoid crashes. Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The […]

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Posted in: Driver Safety, Fleet Management, Government Regulations

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NHTSA Reports 53.2 Million Auto Recalls in 2016

Automakers recalled a record 53.2 million vehicles last year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2016, there was a total of 927 recalls, according to NHTSA. That means there was an average of 2.5 recalls per day and 145,753 vehicles affected daily. The recall of Takata Corp. […]

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Posted in: Driver Safety, Fleet Management, Government Regulations

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Safety Tip: When is OK to Honk the Horn

When is it appropriate to use your horn? Generally, you should only honk the horn when reasonably necessary to insure safe driving. Here’s some advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles that you may want to pass along to fleet drivers: Horn, Headlights, and Emergency Signals Use Your Horn Only when necessary, to avoid […]

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Posted in: Driver Safety, Fleet Management

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IRS: When to Begin Filing 2016 Taxes

“The most common tax filing mistake that drivers make is not filing their taxes at all,” says Jim O’Donnell, CEO and founder of Trucker Tax Service. “I don’t know what the percentage is but it’s absolutely massive on drivers who don’t file at all. They come off the road, finally have a chance to be […]

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Posted in: Fleet Management, Government Regulations, Improve Revenue

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Flood Safety Tips for Driver’s

Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories nearly every day of the year. If you know what to do before, during, and after a flood you can increase your chances of survival. Turn Around Don’t Drown® Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other […]

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Achieving Fleet Safety Goals

To help reduce the growing costs incurred by traffic accidents, fleets need to do more than simply set safety goals. Achieving and maintaining these goals requires the understanding and commitment of employees and the constant measuring of results. That is all easier said than done. Traffic accidents caused by your drivers’ actions may seem few […]

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Posted in: Driver Safety, Fleet Maintenance

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How AT&T’s 2G Network Removal Affects Fleet Communications

AT&T’s announcement that it is shutting down its 2G network by the end of 2016 may cause headaches for fleet managers. While AT&T’s decision to sunset its 2G network is sure to be disruptive, the good news is that fleet managers, thanks to their GPS and telematics providers, will most likely experience few major issues. […]

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Locate Fixed and Movable Fleet Assets: Asset Guard

Protect and track your valuable equipment Networkfleet’s Asset Guard allows you to protect and manage every asset in your fleet, including trailers, generators, heavy duty equipment, sheds and more. Asset Guard is an ideal solution for managing assets that will be deployed for long periods outdoors or in other harsh environments. By using this easy […]

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Posted in: Asset Management, GPS Tracking

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ELD Mandate Ruling Upheld

A federal mandate requiring nearly all U.S. truck operators to use electronic logging devices to track duty status has been upheld in court, meaning the December 18, 2017, compliance date remains effective. The mandate, however, will not apply to drivers of vehicles built before the year 2000 — a change made from 2014’s proposed version of […]

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