Several articles in this week’s issue center around the crucial need for fleets to have a strong driver policy and to enforce it with rigor.
Paul Atchley, PhD, eDriving’s Brain Scientist Advisor, writes that a jury awarded a plaintiff $15 million in a case in which a truck driver, talking on his cell phone, crashed into a stationary car and critically injured the driver. Clearly a case of distracted driving, but how could the driver’s company have mitigated this disaster?
Mark Boada pens a comprehensive piece delineating the myriad issues surrounding marijuana and driving, and how a fleet might enforce a policy in the wake of the trend toward more liberalization of marijuana laws.
Serendipitously, NAFA is presenting a webinar, sponsored by Donlen, delving into these issues, on Wednesday, December 4th. Check out: Driver Policies, the Good, the Bad and Ugly.
And speaking of NAFA, registration is now open for NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo – April 6-8 in Indianapolis. Register before January 31st and save a cool $200!
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