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Fleet Safety and Driver Safety: Technology, Maintenance & Hiring Practices

Safety problems seem to plague some motor carriers while others always have smooth sailing. So what separates these struggling fleets from successful ones? The answer is simple: prosperous fleets make safety a top priority. Implementing a culture of safety, however, isn’t always fast or simple. Here are some of the ways that top fleets […]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Fleet Safety and Driver Safety: Technology, Maintenance & Hiring Practices|

Want Guaranteed Results? Try “How’s My Driving?”

“How’s my driving?” bumper stickers are a common sight on commercial vehicles. Even so, these are not just a gimmick; they are part of a safety program designed to improve driver behavior and get unsafe drivers off the roads. Such programs allow motorists to report erratic or sloppy driver behavior. However, the purpose of […]

By |December 26th, 2017|Driver Monitoring, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Want Guaranteed Results? Try “How’s My Driving?”|

Key Benefits of Trucking Telematics

Technology in the trucking industry is a proliferating force, focusing on improving safety and saving money. Many would be more surprised to learn a truck lacked telematics technology than to hear a company equipped its trucks with the latest telematics GPS tracking tools.

Robust GPS tracking solutions provide insight into:

Driver behavior and overall fleet […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on Key Benefits of Trucking Telematics|

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|