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

In 2019, there were approximately 5 million people involved in motor vehicle crashes that resulted in injury, a number that has stayed mostly consistent over the last five years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The data looked at varying degrees of injury but did not include fatalities. The data showed rear-end collisions made up the most significant portion of all the injuries overall, which is also one of the most common accident types for fleets.
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Skilled fleet managers excel at juggling a number of important tasks to maintain a successful operation, with safety being high on the list of essential duties.

Effectively managing safety is crucial as this ultimately means looking out for the well-being of company drivers, the general public, and your vehicle fleet. Integral aspects to thoroughly managing a safe fleet include monitoring driver behaviors as much as possible, whether this is done by managing real-time GPS data and video, regularly reviewing motor vehicle records, or utilizing a number of other important solutions and tools to support fleet safety.
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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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Fleet management video cameras or dashcams may be essential for protecting your fleet, but how can you get your drivers to accept it?

It’s easy to find driver comments online about dash cams. Some experienced drivers take pride in their safety records and feel the dash cam is an intrusion or a cause for stress. A few drivers mention how video can prove that the car driver is often at fault in an accident with fleet trucks. This video evidence can exonerate the professional fleet truck driver and reduce expensive insurance claims How can we answer driver questions and make it easier for them to see the value of dashcams in their fleet vehicles?. Read More