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Fleet Safety

When a driver reports being in an “accident,” it implies that no one is at fault. And if no one is at fault, it can’t be prevented. But the truth is that most crashes (a more apt term) are caused by specific driver actions or behaviors.

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Uptick in Staged Accidents Target Commercial Vehicles

The COVID pandemic has created a spike in fraudulent claims targeting vocational trucks by instigating staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the company if it is self-insured.

NTSB to Deliver Opening Keynote for Fleet Safety Experience

In “Anatomy of a Crash,” Rob Molloy, highway safety director for the National Transportation Safety Board, will present data and analysis based on multiple investigations of medium- and heavy-duty truck crashes and discuss the NTSB’s investigative process.

Solera Acquires eDriving and has Pending Acquisition of Omnitracs

Solera Holdings, Inc. announced on June 2, 202, that it has acquired eDriving, a global digital driver risk management service provider. eDriving complements Solera’s existing fleet assets including the recently-announced pending strategic acquisition of Omnitracs, which includes its SmartDrive business,

Geotab Challenges Fleets to Reduce Speed by 1%

If targets are met, the telematics provider will donate $25,000 to Together for Safer Road’s Vision Zero Technology Fund that helps equip essential and not-for-profit fleets with safety technology.

Ergonomically Designed Equipment Reduces Workers’ Comp Claims

Ergonomics must be high on the fleet manager’s “radar screen” because it can significantly impact the bottom line by reducing workers’ comp costs, improving driver productivity, and reducing fatigue-induced operator errors that can lead to preventable accidents.

How Often Should You Conduct Safety Training?

Realizing the benefits of accident reduction will only occur with regular reinforcement of safety best practices. Here are tips to communicate your safety message, from daily emails and monthly meetings to meaningful special events.

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