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How to Curb Aggressive Driving

As fleet telematics companies that promotes safety and compliance for all of our customers, USA Fleet Solutions partnered with Geotab helps companies identify aggressive driving and correct the risky behavior, allowing them to increase the safety of their employees while reducing cost and risk within the company. By tracking parameters such as speeding, harsh cornering, […]

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3 Ways to Save Money with Fleet Safety Management

Nothing is more important than the safety of your fleet. But did you know that running a safe fleet can also save you money? Ensuring that your drivers follow company policies, obey the laws, and avoid idling can drive productivity and maximize profit. Here are at least three areas of fleet safety management that impact […]

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The Psychology of Driving

Why do accidents occur? Reckless driving? Unforeseen circumstances? Unfamiliar territory? Whatever the reason, the open road reflects life by placing us in situations where we are forced to act and react in particular ways. Our past experiences and upbringing not only shape our worldview, perceptions, biases, and emotional tendencies, but ultimately, our driving habits as […]

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Telematics System Integration for Fleets

Geotab collects and provides the appropriate data to support trucking management software such as the following data types, which are dedicated to the safe operation, preventative monitoring, and maintenance of commercial vehicles. Data types include GPS position, odometer (to support PM schedules and warranty management),vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR), and engine fault codes. Transportation Management Systems […]

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Winter Prep Tips for Fleets

Trucking fleets are already at greater risk for an accident, but winter weather increases that risk even more. Knowing how to prepare for a winter trip, and how to handle icy conditions, will keep your fleet drivers safe through the coldest months of the year. Before Fleets Hit the Road You most likely already have […]

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Sharing the Road with Farm Equipment

The weather is warming and this is the time of year when farmers return to the fields to plant crops, which sometimes requires driving some large farm equipment on public roads. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has teamed with the Pennsylvania State Police and other agencies to promote safer driving practices on rural roads. Here’s some advice […]

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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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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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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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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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