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Live Webinar: Wednesday, October 23 — 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern
Topics: Effectively managing a global fleet can be challenging, and implementing a safety program can prove to be even more challenging. Remote locations, varying laws, access to data and solutions can all be a struggle. In this session, you will learn from industry experts on how to effectively create and implement a global fleet safety strategy to reduce crashes and ensure a safe environment for your employees. This session will cover topics including predictive and preventive strategies for safety, as well as journey management and lone worker solutions for safety.
NAFA Lobbies for Rollbacks and Four Other Fleet-Related Issues
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
President Trump’s tariffs, launched last year to protect American industry and punish China for unfair trade practices, are now hurting fleets and jeopardizing road safety.
That was the word last week at NAFA’s DC Fly-By, its annual meeting of its Government Affairs Committee. Twelve members of the committee spent two days in the Washington D.C. area to hear presentations by executives from industry and auto industry trade associations, Congressional staffers, and a representative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Vehicle Technologies.
Driving Dynamics Inc. has announced its selection as a 2019 Top-20 Health & Safety Training Company by Training Industry Inc.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition for the third year in a row. This award validates that we continue to meet the highest standards in our industry with a breadth of training offerings, online courseware, course enhancements, and new coaching programs,” said Art Liggio, CEO and President of Driving Dynamics. “By ensuring our courses are constantly updated to address risks and challenges today’s fleet drivers face, we have helped numerous organizations achieve significant reductions in their crash rates.”
Read more of the Press Release.
By Scarlett Liriano Cepin, iGeneration Youth
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is one of the largest police forces in the United States. But its Fortwo smart car is one of the smallest police cars on the road.
“When I first wanted to get smart cars, the quote was, ‘The vehicles look wimpy,’ but sometimes wimpy is good,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert Martinez of the New York Police Department’s Support Services Bureau. “They’re approachable, and they’re a friendly-looking vehicle.”
Read the article at MSN
By John Wysseier, CEO and President, The CEI Group, Inc.
If you operate in a mature industry like ours and you’re not feeling threatened by disruption, chances are high that your company could be left behind.
It may take years, but with more than 70 percent of all businesses worldwide facing a serious threat of disruption, your company’s viability, as it exists today, is in question.
If you think I’m telling you that the sky is falling, consider this: the average tenure on the S&P 500 stock index of the most successful U.S. companies shrank from 33 years in 1964 to 24 by 2016 and is forecast by Innosight, a global consulting firm, to shrink further to just 12 years by 2027.
But the destructive power of disruption is nothing new; as long ago as the 19th century, economists called capitalism “creative destruction”. What is new is the accelerating pace at which it’s happening.
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
What’s the first road safety lesson you remember receiving?
Mine – delivered over and over again by my parents and teachers in elementary school – is “Look both ways before crossing the street.”
Kids, of course, are impulsive and often oblivious to roadway hazards. They chase balls, pets and other kids, and jump out into the street from between cars. But by the time we’re teenagers, though, most of us have learned to heed the lesson. Then, we go for our drivers’ license, and the lesson is expanded: “Always look both ways before crossing an intersection.”
This lesson is so fundamental, that it’s nothing short of shocking for this observer to learn that red light-running deaths have hit a 10-year high.
By Michael Sheldrick
Only the most quotidian fleet manager might not dream of the possibility of an autonomous, or even better, a self-driving car.
Not only might TCO be sliced, by various features, imagine the productivity boosts that could result from what in effect would be a rolling office.
But that dream suffered a serious set back last week when Tesla again pushed the boundaries of this still-nascent realm by introducing Smart Summon, a feature that turns the car into a robot valet, bringing it to its owner.
Forgive the cliche, but what could go wrong? Almost everything, it turns out