As a fleet manager, you know that there is a big difference between setting safety policies and ensuring those policies are enforced. At headquarters, you can oversee vehicle maintenance and upgrades. But out on the road, your drivers make the decisions about how they drive and the safety policies they adhere to.
Sharing the road with semi-trucks, also known as big rigs or tractor-trailers, can be an intimidating experience for many drivers. These massive vehicles, often weighing up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, demand respect and cautious navigation.
Texting and driving, a form of distracted driving remains a risky behavior that endangers the lives of employees and other road users, ruins organizational reputation, and disrupts business operations.
Topics: Fleet Safety
As a business owner, guaranteeing the optimal performance of your vehicles is paramount. Proper maintenance of these vehicles through regular inspections safeguards your company against legal obligations and helps avert harm and injuries to your employees.
The moments immediately following an accident can be overwhelming. Oftentimes, people feel shocked, confused, disoriented or even guilty. These intense emotions can make it difficult to think clearly or know what to do.
Each season has its unique challenges for fleet drivers who are out on the roads every day. In the summer, the common road hazards are not just from the weather, but also from people.
Tire safety is one of the simplest and most important elements of your fleet maintenance routine. Every driver, fleet mechanic, and fleet manager should know how to check the tire pressure, treads, and sidewalls of each tire to ensure safety on the road.
Smartphones have transformed modern society. We are more connected, more informed, and also more likely to check the darn things a few hundred times a day.
In a commercial fleet, safety is paramount. You want your drivers safe, your vehicles safe, and for your fleet to be the subject of zero damage on the road. To accomplish this, however, it's important to build a company/fleet culture of safety.
Managing a modern commercial fleet, one of the biggest challenges is balancing the use of technology and focus on driving. After two decades of increasing in-vehicle technology, studies have shown that even a hands-free phonecall can create a risk-level of distraction for drivers.