Keeping Construction Workers Safe From Vehicle Crashes

Approximately 60% of construction firms that work on highways reported experiencing vehicles crashing into their work zones, according to new data collected from a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS. Compare this to the same survey in 2017 where 44% reported motor vehicle crash incidents in their construction work zones. Despite ongoing efforts to curb dangerous driving actions, these behaviors are still rampant and are making the work of construction companies more dangerous and difficult than it already is. Read More

How Dash Cam Technology Protects Your Truck Fleet

A recent survey from J.J. Keller asked fleet managers to identify top contributors essential for an ideal work environment, to which respondents said having drivers that make safety-driven choices was extremely important. 1 Understandably so, since road safety risks are an inherent danger for fleet operators. And with these risks comes an increased likelihood of litigation against the fleet if vehicle crash incidents are to occur. Whitney Somers, an attorney for Cokinos Young whose practice specializations include transportation litigation, has experience in defending trucking fleets. Read More

8 Ways Truck Fleets Can Curb Fuel Costs

After 2020 saw some of the lowest fuel prices of the last several years, the cost of regular gasoline and diesel fuel has been on a notable upswing since the start of 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 1  Because fuel prices are so volatile, fleet managers need to take extra care in managing this aspect of their business. Here are eight solutions fleets can take advantage of to keep fuel spend down.

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The Distraction of Eating & Driving for Truck & Van Drivers

Discussions on the issue of distracted driving tend to focus on the most prevalent problem: cell phone use. However, fleets that are looking to combat driver distraction in their operations effectively would be remiss to not address another problematic driver distraction: eating and driving.

So, before autonomous cars arrive and allow fleet drivers to easily munch on the go in their work vehicles, fleets should consider how detrimental eating and driving can be regarding the safety of their drivers and vehicles.

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