There is a stigma in the vehicle tracking world called "Big Brother" which needs to be debunked. Many organizations have a fear of GPS tracking systems because they believe their drivers will hate it and view it solely as a way to keep tabs on them. When the reality is, telematics can be a valuable safety and efficiency tool.
Truck drivers have to navigate dangerous roads everyday as part of their job. But where are the most treacherous states to drive through? According to fatality rates and personal accounts, here are three states which made the list.
Are you looking to implement a driving safety program for the first time at your company? Perhaps you have been tasked with creating safety policies for your drivers? Or are you simply looking for resources you can provide your organization to build awareness around the dangers of driving?
Time to send your kids back to school. But wait! Safety should be your top concern as roadways become congested and speeders breeze through once abandoned school zones.
Here are some driving tips for staying safe during the school year:
Driving is the riskiest thing we do in a day and it's not getting any safer. According to The National Safety Council, we have reached our third straight year with over 40,000 traffic fatalities.
While there are many telematics GPS systems which can help improve risky driving habits while on the road, the work should really start before your drivers ever turn the ignition switch.
According to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 150 people are killed on the Fourth of July holiday. Almost two-thirds of those crashes are related to drunk driving. Don't be a statistic.
We worked with many professional in Fleet, Operations and Health & Safety to compile the following tips for how to approach your drivers on the topic of driving safety.
Motor vehicle related deaths are on the increase in the United States, with over 40,000 deaths per year and a 14% increase between 2014 and 2016 – the largest in 50 years. Costs are potentially catastrophic for businesses with associated average costs to employers of $128,000 for crashes resulting in injury and $4 million that result in death.
"7% of all drivers at any given time are using their phones while driving. A NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving at any given daylight moment." National Safety Council