North America News - September 2014

Feds test how stoned is too stoned to drive

A small group of volunteers spent much of the last year getting drunk and stoned on marijuana furnished by the federal government before getting behind the wheel.

Car Culture: Give dumb drivers a pass

One of summer’s greatest joys is the reduced volume of freeway traffic during morning and evening rush hours.

With Labor Day looming, however, the congestion will amp up and for at least...

AAA driver safety tips for the coming school year

HUNTINGTON -- As students across West Virginia start the school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity, school bus presence and bike and car traffic...

Safety and Cost Reduction Go Hand in Hand

It seems to be an ongoing theme in the industry today: Fleet management has changed dramatically over the years. Fleet managers are now information managers now managing suppliers, which can make...

Technology drives culture change for drivers

DALLAS, TX. A panel discussion here at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference examined some of the ways technology – including in-cab camera systems, performance scorecards and automated...

Finding Lost Dollars in Your Fleet Budget

The search never ends. Fleet managers spend much of their time combing budgets and expense categories for savings. Using the old engineering “80-20” rule, they rightfully focus where the money is...

A Question of Safety, Not Just for Professionals

When asked recently what the fastest racing car drivers in the world have over the rest of us in highway safety skills, several Formula One drivers responded that they try to avoid accidents by...

New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tires screech. There is little time...

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