Managing the Safety of Large Truck Fleets

Motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. increased 16% through the first six months of 2021, according to new preliminary estimates released by the National Safety Council, which further exacerbates the need for fleets to address driver safety protocols in their operations. Read More

Record $1 Billion Judgement Against Trucking Company

In 2018, over 2,800 people were killed, and an estimated 400,000 people were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver, and 20% of those killed weren’t even driving – they were pedestrians. On average, truck crashes with injuries cost $200,000 or more. But in light of those statistics, this number feels low by comparison when we consider a case like the death of Connor Dzion and the billion dollar judgement against the companies involved. Read More

Dashcam Regulations In Each State

Navigating the rules about dashcams can be tricky, especially when it comes to the differences in state laws. As you’ll see, some states have very specific guidelines while others are quite open. As a rule of thumb, always make sure that a dashcam does not obstruct the driver’s view. While we have tried to keep this guide brief and accurate, this does not represent legal advice. Read More

Webinar: Tackling distracted driving with smart technology.

Smartphone-based distraction is a growing menace on our roads and highways. In 2019 over 3000 people were killed and an additional 424,000 people injured in vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, according to an NHTSA report. Join this webinar to learn how the smart technology from SafeDrivePod can reduce distracted driving accidents, by blocking cell phone usage while driving.
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Distracted truck driver causes accident captured by dash cam.

Truck Dash Cam Shows Distracted Driving Crash

A fleet truck driver in the United Kingdom was recently jailed for crashing into the rear of a vehicle on a highway that resulted in serious injury to its three occupants. (1) The driver was discovered to have been texting while driving just before the incident, which dash cam footage installed into the truck was able to show. Read More

How to Eliminate Fleet Fuel Fraud

An ex-employee for the city of Shreveport, Louisiana was recently sentenced to spend two-and-half years in federal prison for committing fraud by using city credit cards to illegally purchase gasoline. 1  This instance of fuel fraud took place over two years – from September 2017 to October 2019 – before the former employee was arrested for his crimes, which amounted totally to more than $400,000 of illegal fuel purchases. Read More

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

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The High Cost of Fleet Accidents — How to Avoid Them & Protect Your Company

One of the biggest challenges you face is knowing how your team and vehicles affect costs and safety in an unpredictable world.

The cost of even one accident with injury or death can be devastating to your business.
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