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

Webinar on Hiring the Best Fleet Drivers with Predictive Analytics

Driver recruitment and retention is a HUGE problem for the fleet and trucking industry. Pre-employment behavioral assessments and analytics have proven to predict which applicants will perform at a high level and stay while allowing fleets to avoid safety risks.

Attend this webinar to learn how predictive analytics can help you instantly identify the safest, most valuable drivers in the applicant pool.

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Pay and Safety Affect Truck and Van Fleet Driver Retention

With a freshly revived economy, businesses are doing their best to attract new talent to the workforce. But for fleets, holding on to existing drivers is equally important. So far in 2021, average driver turnover at large trucking fleets was at 92%, while at smaller fleets, it was 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations’ latest employment report.

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How Positive Coaching Can Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Drivers have a difficult job. They spend hours of their day navigating traffic and dealing with other drivers while focusing on arriving at their destination quickly and safely. The pressures of job productivity can lead to bad driving habits like speeding, hard braking, and aggressive acceleration and potentially cause accidents. Luckily fleets have tools that can help identify these bad driving habits and address them. Video telematics systems can monitor the vehicle, and the driver and systems like the GPS Trackit solution can assign a score to evaluate how a driver is performing. Read More

Preventing accidents is crucial in fleet management. When it comes to preventing injury, liability and lawsuits, it’s important to have as many useful safeguards in place as possible.
Dash cams can serve as a vehicle “black box” if they’re recording during an incident. Telematics can help reduce accident rates. We’ll examine several ways you can use GPS tracking and telematics to create a safer fleet.

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What Is the Correlation Between Speeding, Hard Braking and Higher Accident Rates?

Accidents are often preventable through the right mix of training, education, and tracking. Over a 10-year period there was a 12-percent increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalities in 2008 to 4,761 fatalities in 2017 according to a report released in 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Trucking accidents can be costly, both in terms of money and lives lost. Ensuring the safety of your fleet drivers and the community you serve should always remain top-of-mind. Accidents are costly and can be a major issue, so make sure you’re doing everything in your power to reduce the chances of incidents.

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