Driver Monitoring

ELD Regulatory Compliance, Device Accessibility, and Cost Effectiveness

Fleet owners can no longer afford to drag their feet with regard to electronic logging devices. Though a few narrow exemptions have been made for yard-move and change of duty status, the vast majority of the mandate goes into effect December 18, 2017. With less than two months remaining, drivers and fleet compliance managers need […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Driver Monitoring, Electronic Logging Devices, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on ELD Regulatory Compliance, Device Accessibility, and Cost Effectiveness|

Wake-up Call: Drowsy Driving

Deaths totaling 1,500. Injuries at 71,000.

This is the result of drowsy driving every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most shocking within those numbers is the fact that, in most cases, there was no evidence of braking by the driver.

If those numbers aren’t a wake-up call, consider this. In a recent […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Wake-up Call: Drowsy Driving|

Using Telematics and How’s My Driving Together

When television was invented, prognosticators were quick to predict the demise of radio. Who would listen to something when they could listen and see it at the same time?

But today, radio remains a strong media force because it delivers something that television cannot. It provides access to information not available to people with […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Using Telematics and How’s My Driving Together|

Sleep Deprivation and Vehicle Collisions

When measuring risk factors related to collisions, sleepiness is equivalent to alcohol intoxication, said Jeffrey Durmer, M.D., Ph.D., during his presentation to attendees at the February conference of the Direct Delivery Leadership Council in Atlanta. “More than 80 percent of people with sleep disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), do not know they […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Sleep Deprivation and Vehicle Collisions|

Why Your Highways Feel More Congested and Dangerous

At DriverCheck, we not only study transportation data, we show you how to use it to improve safety. Since originating the “How’s My Driving” industry in 1986, DriverCheck has expanded into on-line driver training, learning management systems, and telematics–leading in safety solutions for commercial fleets.
Sources
*Cell phone use statistics from NHTSA study, 2013
*Population statistics from […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Why Your Highways Feel More Congested and Dangerous|

Younger Drivers and Seatbelts

A few weeks ago, our blog focused on safety as it relates to the younger drivers in your fleet. Why? Because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drivers 18 – 24 years old have the highest rate of injury crashes.

How do you bring down injury rates among your younger drivers? […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Younger Drivers and Seatbelts|

Comments on DriverCheck’s New Video: How to Counsel At-Risk Drivers

Here’s a sampling of responses from viewers around the country.
“I have always dreaded having to counsel drivers. This video shows me that it can be a positive experience.”
“I never knew there was a ‘right way’ to change behavior. I asked all my fleet managers to watch it.”
“The video not only tells how to counsel […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Uncategorized, Videos|Comments Off on Comments on DriverCheck’s New Video: How to Counsel At-Risk Drivers|

Want to Improve Fleet Safety? Focus on Your Younger Drivers

One effective way to increase fleet safety is to focus on your younger drivers. Why? Because statistically, young drivers are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle fatality than their older associates. How much more likely? Let’s look at two groups of drivers.

The first is made up of male drivers below age […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Want to Improve Fleet Safety? Focus on Your Younger Drivers|

Free Video: How to Counsel At-Risk Drivers

Telematics alerts and How’s My Driving reports provide driver supervisors with a variety of opportunities to counsel their at-risk drivers. So why do many fleets neglect to do it? Good question, since driver counseling has proven to be a best-practice for reducing collisions and increasing fleet safety.

One answer is that most supervisors have not […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Videos|Comments Off on Free Video: How to Counsel At-Risk Drivers|

Ten Automakers to Add Automatic Braking

Ten vehicle manufacturers will add automatic emergency braking (AEB) as a standard feature on all new vehicles, according to the US Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The ten companies – Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Ten Automakers to Add Automatic Braking|