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 Fleets Can Prevent Distracted Driving

It’s no secret that Americans are distracted. Between all of the electronic devices, notifications, and people vying for our time, it can be difficult to disconnect and focus. But when we’re driving, distractions can be dangerous, even lethal. That’s why fleets must do what they can to reduce distracted driving. 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. Read More

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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