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Author Archives: Jennifer Guerrini
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule effective date is around the corner – are you ready? Being “ready” means not only installing devices but also allowing time for drivers to get comfortable with the new technology. Continue reading
Commercial drivers are logging more miles, and more miles will lead to more collisions. Although reducing collisions will take a joint effort between truck manufacturers, government regulators and the trucking industry, trucking companies can take some immediate steps to help improve driver safety. Continue reading
Whether you are in the position of protecting a fleet of company cars or utility vehicles, or an executive’s prized car collection, mitigating risks against vehicle theft and/or vandalism is a high priority. No one wants to encounter a disheartened … Continue reading
Keeping high-value vehicles (HVVs) out of harm’s way presents numerous challenges, but it is well worth the time and money. Whether it’s an executive fleet, a group of utility vehicles or bloodmobiles, or a CEO’s personal collection, these vehicles are … Continue reading
It’s Drive Safely Work Week—a great time to remind your employees of the dangers of drowsy driving. A factor in 21% of fatal crashes,1 drowsy driving can be just as deadly as driving under the influence of alcohol or other … Continue reading
A partner at a consulting firm picked up his rental car in the middle of a downpour. His preferred model wasn’t available, so he quickly settled on an unfamiliar car. Driving to visit a client, he accidentally accelerated too quickly, … Continue reading
Smartphone games have captured the attention of millions of players this summer. New augmented reality (AR) games place life-like figures and objects in players’ camera screens as they walk with their smartphone in their hand. But these games’ popularity may lead … Continue reading
Pedestrian fatalities continue to be a serious problem. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed — the highest number of fatalities in the last five years, according to the 2012 “Pedestrians” Traffic Safety Facts, the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes.
The extended cold snap in the United States, and icy conditions in parts of the country unaccustomed to such weather, has heightened the awareness of winter fleet safety.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement, and more than 1,300 people are killed annually in accidents taking place in those conditions.
Tired drivers represent significant risk for commercial fleets, prompting initiatives to help drivers, dispatchers, and family members understand sleep’s critical role in reducing accidents. Although many people associate fatigue concerns with long-haul trucking, even a local delivery run can be … Continue reading