Despite being flat, crashes are still a problem for fleets, and data reported for the 2017 calendar-year has identified some of the biggest obstacles.
Drug use, and marijuana use in particular, has increased in recent years. So much so, that it has overtaken alcohol use as the leading cause of vehicle fatalities.
A survey of close to 150,000 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia found that nearly 4% of respondents reported they had fallen asleep while driving at least once in the previous 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Albuquerque, N.M., recorded the highest rate of vehicle thefts in the U.S. in 2017 as vehicle thefts increased 4.1% across the nation, reports the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Each year, the bureau analyzes thefts reported to law enforcement and releases a top 10 list with its "Hot Spots" report.
This year’s conference comes with a new date and location. The seventh annual conference will be hosted at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nev., which is located a few miles south of the Las Vegas strip, on Oct. 29-31.