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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. Footage from a dashcam installed in the truck revealed that the driver was texting while driving just before the incident.
How to Improve Truck Driver Ergonomics for Long Hours of Driving
Keeping drivers safe and happy is a critical responsibility for fleet managers, and one major aspect is improving truck seat and cabin ergonomics. Read More
Covid Vaccine Mandate Brews Trouble in the Trucking Industry
Clearly there is no shortage of issues affecting the trucking industry. But foremost among them is the problem of driver shortages. Read More
8 Ways for Fleet Managers to Win Drivers Over to Fleet Tracking
With the current nationwide driver shortage, driver retention is very important. Using incentives for drivers to adopt telematics protocols is one way to keep drivers in the seats of their vehicles. Read More
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.
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
Fleet Managers Reinforce Your Driver Coaching Strategies
Coaching and educating drivers is an ongoing responsibility for fleet managers, making it crucial to continually know what your driver’s habits are as well as understand how the ever-evolving vehicle technology space is influencing their behaviors.