3 Simple Steps to Avoid Hazardous Windshield Glare

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 16, 2015 10:32:50 AM

More than 1,000 fatal auto and motorcycle accidents caused by windshield glare occur every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether it’s caused by the sun or from oncoming traffic, glare is one of the most common issues drivers face, but the good news is that it can be easily avoided. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to reduce the eye squinting or straining caused by windshield glare:

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Weekly Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 12, 2015 10:57:00 AM

For this week's update on the Takata Airbag Recall, we are providing readers with a direct link to an excellent article published in Consumer Reports titled, "Everything You Need To Know About the Takata Airbag Recall."  This article provides a very detailed report that answers any question you may have about the defective airbags, and it provides specific actions that you should take if your vehicle is affected by the recall.  Read about it here. 


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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

The facts about texting and driving . . .

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 8, 2015 5:13:00 PM


Most of us have heard about the dangers of texting and driving, but the actual statistics are much worse than I ever realized.  Recent studies at Virginia Tech show that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to get in an accident. While texting may be the leading cause of deaths in teen drivers there are many variations of distracted driving such as:

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Developments in the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 5, 2015 11:38:00 AM

In the two weeks since the Takata Airbag Recall story first broke, there have been many new developments. As the various car manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continue to work together to find an effective solution; Fleet Services will provide weekly updates to keep our readers informed. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

Save on Vehicle Maintenance by Outsourcing Fleet Management

Posted by Sarah Huber on Jun 2, 2015 4:08:00 PM

Outsourcing Fleet Management to a professional fleet management firm is a practical solution for reducing the cost of maintaining and repairing your company's vehicles. At Fleet Services, we partner with a division of Leaseplan called Network to help our clients with vehicle maintenance, repairs, fuel management, and tracking vehicle maintenance history. All of these are factored into a vehicle's life-cycle cost 

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations

Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on May 26, 2015 2:15:00 PM

Last week, we highlighted the breaking story of the Takata air bag recall and the plan being developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to begin the coordination and repair of the recalled vehicles with deflective airbags. For this week's update about the Takata safety recall, click on "Read More" below . . .


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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

Largest Safety Recall in U.S. History! - Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on May 22, 2015 2:59:00 PM

A breaking story about the largest safety recall of any consumer product in U.S. history is still unfolding, and automakers are scrambling to come up with an accurate assessment of just how many vehicles are currently being driven with defective airbags that are potentially life threatening. Here at Fleet Services, our clients' safety and peace-of-mind is our #1 priority, so we are going to closely monitor the Takata safety recall, and provide a weekly update as new information comes available. As automakers and government agencies prescribe recommended actions for drivers of vehicles that are included in the recall, we will pass this information along to our clients and visitors of our blog site. 

Earlier this week, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, began to coordinate the process for the Takata airbag recall. The recall is due to defective air bag inflators, which may injur drivers when air bags are deployed due to an impact. The number of U.S. vehicles included in the recall has risen to nearly 34 million, but the count continues, and it may take a couple more weeks before automakers have a complete list of the makes, models, and the model- years of all vehicles that have the defective air bags.

For more information on the recall read the full article from the Detroit Free Press here: http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/05/19/nhtsa-takata-expands-airbag-recall/27587143/ 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Anthony Larsen on May 7, 2015 3:35:00 PM

The morning drive and traffic jams are a commuter's worst nightmare.  The stop and go traffic creates a number of problems, which include the wearing down of vehicle parts due to constant use, fuel and time consumption, and an increase in carbon emissions.  In the United States Environmental Protection Agency report from 2014, U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2013  states, "31% of total U.S. CO2 emissions and 26% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were the result of transportation."  Transportation emissions numbers will increase as society continues to depend on fossil fuels, unless we make the decision to change our ways.  Individual drivers and fleet managers should all consider ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  We've come up with 3 helpful tips to start today.

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Lowering Fleet Costs, Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety

What is "e-diesel?"

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 27, 2015 2:47:00 PM

The world's dependence on fossil fuels has had a negative impact on the Earth's environment for many decades.  Air pollution, oil spills, and drastic climate change are just some of the issues which result from our continued fossil fuel dependence. However, technological advances in alternative fuel sources are helping to lessen the need for fossil fuels and to improve the environment.  

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Topics: Maintenance Tips, Fleet Considerations, GreenTechnology

Spring has sprung . . . is your car ready for a road trip?

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Apr 2, 2015 4:56:00 PM


 Now that warmer weather is upon us, lots of folks are making plans to hit the open road!  Where will your travels take you? Across the Great Plains of the Midwest, through the mountains of Colorado, over rolling hills of the Northeast, or perhaps for a long drive along the Pacific Ocean?  To help make sure your car is up to the task, here is a list of the Top Five most important mechanical items to have checked before you embark on your journey. Wherever your travels may take you, your friends at Fleet Services wish you many miles of safe and pleasant motoring . . .

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Topics: Maintenance Tips

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