Beyond speed limiters, part 3: managing drivers with an Internet of Things

A wearable Internet of Things system can interact with drivers if risky behaviors occur - such as exceeding the posted speed limits or when they become distracted. It can also rate driver performance over time to make them more aware and engaged based on specific driving conditions or scenarios. Cool stuff! Read the source article [...]

Beyond speed limiters, part 2: a connected throttle

As FMCSA leaves open top speed limit decision before mandating speed limiters, SpeedGauge and MAGTEC ask why settle for one single speed limit. Connecting international speed limit data to the control system means the speed limiters that have been around since the 90's are now adjustable. Read the source article at ccjdigital.com

By | November 14th, 2016|Drivers, Management & Ops, Technology|0 Comments

Telematics can play crucial role in fleet safety

ORLANDO, Fla. — Telematics can be utilized to improve fleet safety, but employers need to make sure that they pay attention only to telematics data that can help improve their employees’ driving, experts say. Telematics provides constant real-time data on driving processes and failures. GPS satellites obtain information from connected vehicles and telematics service providers [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Drivers, Insurance, Retail, Technology|0 Comments

How to Create an In-House Fleet Safety Program – Article – Automotive Fleet

There are certain responsibilities that make up a fleet manager’s mission: choosing the right vehicles for the job, equipping them properly, building and enforcing a formal fleet policy, and ensuring a fleet’s vehicles are properly maintained and dependable. But, none of these is more important than safety — providing an environment where safe driving is [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Drivers, Manage Campaigns, Retail, Technology|0 Comments

Small Fleet? Still Need a Safety Program

As a small business owner with a few commercial motor vehicles, you may not think you need a program for safety. But however small your fleet, implementing a safety program can help prevent crashes and keep your drivers safe on the road. Distribute a comprehensive set of enforceable safe driving policies to all employees who [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Drivers, Insurance, Management & Ops|0 Comments

SAFED Van Driver Training Courses

SAFED courses have a proven track record in reducing fuel consumption, improving vehicle sympathy and reducing risk. When drivers take on board the simple driving techniques they can save on average 10% on your fuel costs. If your drivers continue to drive in the safer more efficient manner then in the longer term you will [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Drivers, Management & Ops|0 Comments

Trak Global Group launches Appy Fleet app for improved driver safety

Drivers can download the app and use all the road safety features for free, while managers can use the Appy Fleet Manager portal to monitor and manage the behaviour of their workforce behind the wheel. The Appy Fleet Driver App turns each employee’s smartphone into a GPS data-gathering device, which also can be placed into [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Drivers, Technology|0 Comments

Sharing the Road With Truck Drivers – Videos – Safety & Accident – Automotive Fleet

Here are six tips to help your fleet drivers share the road safely with drivers of big commercial trucks. Driver Solutions produced the video. For additional tips from American Trucking Associations, click here. Read the source article at Automotive Fleet

By | October 26th, 2016|Drivers, Management & Ops|0 Comments

Awesome Driver Wins DHL’s Safe Driving Rodeo – Top News – Safety & Accident – Top News – Automotive Fleet

Chicago-based courier Roger McGowan was awarded $5,000 for winning DHL's six-month safe-driving competition that culminated in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. The Safe-Driving Rodeo Competition, which was overseen by driver training vendor Smith Systems, began in April with 180 DHL Express drivers. Nine finalists competed in a freeway and street driving competition in Dallas on [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Drivers, Insurance, Management & Ops|0 Comments

The ELD Mandate: Might Actually Be Good News for Drivers

1 of 2 - See also "The ELD Mandate: How should fleets adopt it?" Coyote Managing Editor, Stephen Jones interviews Ken Noe, a senior driver for Martin Transportation Systems, along with Martin Safety Supervisor, Dale Dunaitis, and Jim Park, Equipment Editor at Heavy Duty Trucking. As the ELD mandate approaches in December 2017, understand how different [...]