Driver Safety

Trucking Safety Practices in a Back to School Environment

Now that school is in full swing across the nation, truck drivers need to adjust to the increased traffic and congestion on the roads. In addition, they also need to remain vigilant and keep an eye out for school buses, teenage drivers, and children walking to and from school. The following are several suggestions […]

What Are the Most Common Risky Driver Behaviors?

When various agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) release their driver safety reports, they often pull their findings from accident statistics. Their intent is to inform fleet managers of the leading causes of accidents so they can gear their safety policies toward addressing the top risks. The most common risky driver behaviors reported […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Company Hotline, Driver Safety, Driver Training, How's My Driving|Comments Off on What Are the Most Common Risky Driver Behaviors?|

5 Steps to Improved Driver Safety

Trucking consistently tops the charts for one of the most dangerous jobs in America. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), police reported 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Of those, 104,000 resulted in injuries and 3864 resulted in fatalities. However, while driving commercial vehicles comes with several risks, it’s also […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Improved Driver Safety|

Improving Driver Safety and Accountability

Commercial transportation safety is a multifaceted issue. It’s not just the responsibility of drivers or fleet managers. Implementing a culture of safety is a team effort that involves every employee in a trucking company. From 2015 to 2016, fatal accidents involving trucks increased by 3%. In almost three-fourths or those incidents, some form of […]

By |July 24th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, How's My Driving|Comments Off on Improving Driver Safety and Accountability|

Protecting Your Drivers from Road Rage

Truck drivers make their living by being on the road. However, this exposes them to enraged drivers more often than the average motorist. Drivers who make decisions while in a rage are dangerous to themselves and the drivers around them. Truck drivers who prepare themselves for these challenging situations can protect themselves and their […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on Protecting Your Drivers from Road Rage|

Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover with Predictive Modeling

Can predictive modeling improve fleet safety and reduce driver turnover? Let’s begin with a definition. Predictive modeling is a process used to create a statistical model of future behavior. Predictive analytics is a form of data mining concerned with forecasting probabilities and trends, and can be used to help a wide variety of businesses […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover with Predictive Modeling|

This Is What Happens When Trucking Companies Ignore the FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues out-of-service notices to drivers and trucking companies that commit egregious or numerous safety violations. However, not every company takes the message to heart and tries to flout the transportation agency’s orders. Ekam Truck Line, LLC, a Georgia-based trucking company, attempted just such a maneuver after the […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, GPS Telematics, Transportation Regulatory Compliance|Comments Off on This Is What Happens When Trucking Companies Ignore the FMCSA|

Leveraging Fleet Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents and Boost Safety

Trucking accidents cost the transportation industry billions each year. While the cost of fatal crashes has remained about the same over the years, statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show the overall cost of all large truck and bus accidents has increased each year.
Using Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents
Before recent technological […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, GPS Telematics|Comments Off on Leveraging Fleet Telematics to Reduce Trucking Accidents and Boost Safety|

How to Minimize the Likelihood of Hazardous Driving Through Job Oversight

Fleet managers can only do so much to prevent dangerous driving. While they can hold training, outline rules in a company handbook, and establish clear disciplinary procedures, this is not always enough. Fleet managers cannot be in the vehicle with all of their drivers at all times. When drivers violate too many rules or […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training|Comments Off on How to Minimize the Likelihood of Hazardous Driving Through Job Oversight|

What You Need to Know About Seat Belt Safety

Tackling seat belt usage among commercial drivers is a long-term goal for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Their plan of attack has included providing encouragement, issuing stern warnings, and enforcing mandates. While the numbers fall short of the 100% compliance goal, the data is encouraging. In 2007, a meager 65% of commercial drivers […]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Seat Belt Safety|