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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|

It Can Wait–Facing a Victim of Distracted Driving

Most of us have done it – glanced at the phone while driving to see if a text was returned. Or responded to a message because it’s OK to do so at a red light, right?

Wrong!

Watch this compelling video as young drivers light-heartedly confess to distracted driving and why they think it’s […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education, Videos|Comments Off on It Can Wait–Facing a Victim of Distracted Driving|

Master Filmmaker’s Take on Texting and Driving

Werner Herzog has traveled over much of the planet making his 60 films: From Peru and Brazil for his feature film Fitzcarraldo, to Alaska and Antarctica for his documentaries Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World.

His films are deep and probing, eschewing the fast and frenzied cuts common in many contemporary […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, Online Driver Education, Videos|Comments Off on Master Filmmaker’s Take on Texting and Driving|

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|

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|

Predictive Modeling to Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover

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 |October 13th, 2015|Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Predictive Modeling to Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Driver Turnover|

Top Ten Ways To Prevent Cargo Theft

You may be familiar with the adage that says, “Freight at Rest is Freight at Risk.” Indeed it is. The FBI estimates cargo theft costs companies $30 billion yearly. At one time, warehouses were the prime targets, but today many thieves target trucks—even when they’re parked in secure carrier lots. For professional cargo thieves, […]

By |October 9th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Top Ten Ways To Prevent Cargo Theft|

Autonomous Trucks And Driver Safety

The promise of a future with autonomous trucks took another step forward as the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles cleared Daimler Trucks North America to operate the first licensed autonomous commercial truck on a public highway. Those in favor of autonomous vehicles claim their use will result in fewer collisions and improved fuel mileage. […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Autonomous Trucks And Driver Safety|

Speed and Weather: Key Contributors to the Two Largest Truck Collisions of 2015

It’s more than halfway into 2015, and we’ve already seen some devastating collisions involving large commercial vehicles. Let’s review two of them in greater detail.

On January 9, 2015, a snow storm with whiteout conditions in Battlecreek, Michigan, led to several pileups on both the east and westbound lanes of I-94. The resulting collisions involved […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, How's My Driving, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on Speed and Weather: Key Contributors to the Two Largest Truck Collisions of 2015|

What Is The Difference Between A Truck Collision And A Truck Accident?

“Collision” and “accident” sound like interchangeable terms; however, there is a significant difference in meaning when it comes to commercial driving safety and legal liability. To better understand the nuances at play here, let’s start with some definitions. Simply stated, “accident” denotes a non-preventable incident for which the driver has no responsibility. “Collision” refers to […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Driver Monitoring, Driver Safety, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, Online Driver Education|Comments Off on What Is The Difference Between A Truck Collision And A Truck Accident?|