Join your peers at the only conference focused exclusively on employer road safety
October 9-10, 2019 Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
- Honorable Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” — Road Safety Challenges and Future Solutions
- Sergio Rojas, Holistic Health Coach, Functional Movement Specialist and Certified Nutrition Specialist
Integrating Wellness Initiatives Into Your Employee Road Safety Program, Including Real World Cost Implications
- David L. Harkey, President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute
Vehicle Technology in an Ever-changing Fleet World, Including the Latest OEM Technology Advances
- Faye Caldwell, Attorney at Law, Caldwell Everson PLLC
Employer Cannabis Legalization and Policy Development: A Best Practice Employer Road Map
REGISTER NOW — early bird pricing through June 30th!
With next-level telematics technology, enterprise fleets now have more insight than ever to truly understand where processes break down and to take greater control over variable expenses, including fuel.
Learn how connecting and monitoring actionable data on fuel consumption across vehicles, drivers, and fuel card purchase behaviors can drive fuel-efficiency and measurable operational improvements.
REGISTER NOW to attend this free webinar: Thursday, June 20th at 11am ET / 8am PT.
Ty Bennett | Leadership, Influence & Customer Relations — September 17th at 8:30-9:30 AM
Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership-based leadership, Ty Bennett’s presentation will share proven strategies and techniques to increase the commitment of your people through the power of influence, leadership and customer relations.
In this powerful and insightful presentation, Ty Bennett expertly breaks down the psychology behind customer service and your organization’s growth and retention. From every level of leadership to every level of your team, the culture and communication you foster equate either to customer relationships for life – or a revolving door.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Anthony Sasso, head of TD Equipment finance, said there’s a chance that lease finance rates will fall further by the end of this year, driven by concerns over a possible slowdown in the U.S. economy.
Sasso said for the most credit-worthy lease customers, equipment financing rates are generally linked to the ICE Swap Rate, a financial index that coincides with movements in interest rates on U.S. Treasurys.
By Art Liggio, CEO and President of Driving Dynamics
If advanced-driver-assist system (ADAS) technologies are installed on all vehicles, it can potentially prevent more than 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths each year according to a report by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
However, it also warns that many drivers are unaware of the current safety limitations. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes that lack of understanding or confusion about the proper function of these ADAS technologies can lead to misuse or overreliance, which could result in deadly crashes.
According to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council in 2017, more than 30 percent of the respondents mistakenly believed their vehicles were so advanced, that “my car pretty much drives itself.”
Many drivers have already relegated responsibility to maintain active control of their vehicles to these systems which highlights the concern—overreliance on technology without proper knowledge or training. Based on the statistics above, it shows that drivers are unaware of what triggers these systems, how to react once initiated and the elevated risk levels when the technology is activated.
By Fred Fakkema, Vice President of Compliance at Zonar
Editor’s note: The fleet industry is facing a growing shortage of talent in a number of areas, from managers with fleet experience to repair technicians and truck drivers. Here, one industry insider takes a broad look at how fleets can counter that trend and attract the talent they need.
Between a rapidly aging workforce and turnover rates of close to 90 percent, the American Trucking Association estimates that the U.S. trucking industry could face a shortage of 175,000 drivers by 2026.
Industry experts have cited many reasons for this state of affairs, including long hours, complex new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standards and regulations, and the perception of trucking as an outdated industry by a younger population.
But as a former Washington State Patrol trooper, I have seen the need for digital transformation and updated regulations, and the considerable difference they can make when properly implemented.
International Fleet World
By Natalie Middleton
Governments and cities are being warned not to focus solely on the eco benefits of electric vehicles as latest research finds hybrids could provide the most effective means of reducing CO2 in the immediate term.
According to Emissions Analytics, a focus on battery electric vehicles is crowding out a more effective program of mass hybridization based on available resources.
“Put another way, given the urgency of the need to reduce CO2, paradoxically BEVs may not be the best way to achieve it with their supply chain, production capacity, infrastructure and customer acceptance challenge,” the firm says.
Read the article at International Fleet World