Human error is a major cause of collisions. According to a survey, there are at least 7.277 million car accidents in the United States annually. That works out to about 19,937 crashes daily and 831 accidents hourly. But with the invention of automatic emergency braking, collisions have been reduced.
When it comes to your fleet, the safety and security of your drivers and passengers are paramount. That's why creating an effective safety program for your fleet is important. You know that accidents will happen, but you can limit the frequency and severity with an effective safety program.
Seat belt laws are often confused with seat belt usage statistics, but the two are different. Seat belts provide safety for both drivers and passengers, so it is important to understand the seat belt data from their perspective as well.
Reverse parking is the safest way to park your car, but it's often overlooked. It's easy to think that if you're going to be in reverse anyway, then why not just park facing forward? However, there are some important reasons why reverse parking is safer than facing forward:
We are all familiar with the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but there is something we do far more frequently than can be just as deadly: texting while driving.
Every year, thousands of drivers are involved in car accidents, whether it's something as minor as getting into a fender bender or something as serious as getting into an accident that sends someone to the hospital.
The emergence of the dashboard camera, or a dash cam, in short, has been one of this century's remarkable contributions, thanks to technology. The astounding footage caught by dash cams across the world has become a source of entertainment on the internet. However, that is just scratching the surface of what is possible.
By 2021, 37 deaths were caused by faulty airbags recalled in over three million cars. Earlier, a GM flawed ignition switch caused 124 fatalities. These deaths happened both before and after the recall.
Most growing fleet companies that rely on qualified drivers complain about struggling to find and hire reliable drivers. The following tools and tricks can magically increase your team's number of qualified drivers.
Successful trucking organizations do understand that operational efficiency usually depends on many factors, and drivers' motivation is one of them. Efficient operations in a company require not only top-quality equipment, seamless systems, productive and effective processes, but also experienced and properly appreciated drivers.