When a text message alert pings a driver’s phone, the impulse to pick it up and read it is automatic. However, that brief glance away from the road can prove lethal for the drivers who earn their living behind the wheel. Texting while driving is bad enough for passenger vehicles; however, for drivers operating […]
Improving fleet safety is a top priority for fleet managers. When a fleet imbues itself with a culture of safety, drivers are less prone to taking risks and accident rates decrease. A fleet’s overall safety also affects its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score, so it behooves drivers and managers alike to adhere to best […]
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 […]
The need for driver safety is always present, but the challenges and risks skyrocket during the school year and holiday seasons. No community is exempt, either. From dense inner cities to sprawling suburbs, school buses and holiday travelers increase transportation risk. With more buses and more pedestrians comes increased congestion and chaos. Commercial drivers […]
Improving fleet safety should be a carrier’s top priority, but it is not always a simple matter to address. Carriers and fleet managers cannot hope to reduce risky behaviors if they do not know which of their drivers are at risk. By investing in risk management programs, fleets can identify unsafe drivers and correct […]
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 […]
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?
Watch this compelling video as young drivers light-heartedly confess to distracted driving and why they think it’s […]
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 […]
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.
*Cell phone use statistics from NHTSA study, 2013
*Population statistics from […]
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 […]