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The Distracted Dilemma

Despite growing evidence that operating a vehicle while using mobile devices, even hands-free, also poses significant danger, the amount of distracting technology is actually increasing. What technologies are truly necessary and how can you train and incent drivers to use them safely?

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Five Tips for Wet-Weather Driving

As they navigate through unpredictable weather patterns, drivers across the United States should turn their attention to the rubber that meets the proverbial — and also very literal — wet road.

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Latest Trends in Windshield Replacement Technology

A top fleet trend in vehicle glass replacement is self-service scheduling. Nearly 40% of Safelite retail customers scheduled appointments online in 2016, up 10 points from 2015. Most want to do so using their mobile phones.

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Tips to Expedite Roadside Assistance and Towing Calls

Fleets should consider ways to increase uptime and driver safety, while reducing costs for the top roadside assistance incident types, which involve towing, jump starts, and tire changes.

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How Top Fleets Manage High-Risk Drivers

These fleet professionals were able to improve driver safety by adapting their safety policies to an ever-changing industry.

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How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety

Regularly monitoring tire pressure, brakes, windshield wipers, and vehicle recalls can help make a vehicle a safer place to do business.

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The Value of a Fleet Accident Packet

The document provides fleet drivers with a method to effectively report details related to an automobile accident, which can help prevent issues regarding liability.

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Global SafeDrive Alliance Addresses Global Fleet Safety

The Alliance allows multinational companies to come to one provider to manage their entire global fleet from a single platform. It is comprised of The CEI Group, CEPA SafeDrive, and VVCR.

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Driver Behavior Improves, ARI's Driver Scorecard Shows

The second annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey, with data provided by ARI, followed up on the results from the inaugural benchmark. This year, ARI provided data from 80,000 vehicles.

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The Importance of Banning Phone Use in Your Fleet

Despite varying state laws, fleet drivers should consider the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Drivers who use a cellphone while driving are just as likely to crash as someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%.

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Will Commercial Fleets Embrace Autonomous Vehicles?

The safety and productivity gains of autonomous vehicles are appealing, but fleet management companies don't expect fleets to become early adopters of the technology.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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