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AAA survey finds men are more aggressive behind the wheel
AAA Press Release
Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women.
The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving habits, such as running red lights. Overall, younger male and female drivers tend to be more aggressive than older drivers. With everyday stress already compounded by the pandemic and now the holiday season, which can elevate tensions on the road, AAA urges motorists to keep their cool and avoid dangerous driving habits.
Read the survey at AAA Newsroom
By Ed Dubens, CEO/Founder of eDriving
Today, data security and privacy compliance are among the most important considerations for practically every business.
For that reason, when reviewing Digital Driver Risk Management solutions, data security and privacy compliance are critical components of the assessment and planning phase, and can even be the deciding factor in whether a program is adopted or not.
How does this affect organizations looking to protect the safety of those driving for work purposes? It means that any company obliged to seek such approval for a new driver safety program, will need to justify the implementation of the program, and prove it complies with relevant data protection and privacy laws.
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, just announced the acquisition of eIQ Mobility, the leading software provider of mobility planning solutions based in Oakland, California.
“The conversion away from internal combustion engines could drive over one fifth of U.S. energy demand by 2050, and fleets are following passenger vehicles in this disruptive trend. The fleet market is expected to grow as fleet vehicles become available and our investment in eIQ Mobility gives us best-in-class insights into when and where fleet conversion is likely to be economic for our customers,” said Matt Handel, senior vice president of Development for NextEra Energy Resources.
“Our customers are planning for the future transition to electric or hydrogen mobility. Through the acquisition of eIQ Mobility, we will be able to offer our commercial, industrial, municipal and utility customers robust fleet assessments that inform infrastructure planning for renewable energy, load management and resiliency while helping them meet their environmental, social and governance goals.”
By John Round, AVP of Sales at Wheels, Inc.
Recently, we changed the clocks to standard time, and with the change came shorter days, colder temps and fewer hours outside.
I’m an early riser, so some of my winter dread was reduced by the sunny skies that came before 6 a.m. The early sunrise gave me time for my early workouts and kept me on schedule for my new routine of daily Team meetings and conference calls. However, eight months into the shutdown, combined with a looming Chicago winter, my outlook was turning gloomy.
Knowing that I was going to have some additional time to fill this winter, I started to look for projects that would fill my weekends. I found some great books, investigated new podcasts, and even attended a few free online classes. As they say, you can never get enough Excel training! My list of self-improvement projects felt good and gave me a sense that I was going to invest my time wisely over the next five to six months.
The following week, I was busy with my daily routine when I received an email from my alma mater asking if I would be willing to join their mentor program. My immediate reaction was, “I’m too busy. How could I take on a mentorship during the pandemic?”
By Holly Hill, Director of Sales, FLD Remarketing
Seated at a table with a group of seasoned fleet veterans at the 2018 NAFA Fleet Management Association convention, I was struck by how advanced the conversation was as my table pulled our chairs together for a spirited breakout discussion.
Despite striving to understand the “big picture” after 26-plus years in specialized fleet services, I suddenly felt oddly out of place among this small group of fleet pros from a variety of our industry’s different disciplines.
It wasn’t so much that they were discussing a topic – Total Cost of Ownership – that I knew nothing about. In truth, my entire career revolved around the biggest TCO factor – depreciation – so it was a familiar topic.
Leaning into the conversation to get a better handle on what our group was tossing back and forth, I began to realize I still had a lot to learn.
Deutsche Post DHL via Neckermann Strategic Advisors
A core assumption in the traditional automotive value chain is the behavior of the end user – those individuals at the very end of the value chain who, quite naturally, rely on an automobile for their transport needs. However, a range of megatrends – including urbanization, the sharing economy, and app-based lifestyles – along with external shocks such as the coronavirus have upended this long-standing model.
Published in October 2020 by Neckermann Strategic Advisors in collaboration with Deutsche Post DHL, ‘The New Value Chain in Auto-Mobility’ explores the shifting balance of power in the auto-mobility value chain and considers the crucial role of logistics in the development and transformation of the industry.
Questions Answered In This Report
- What are the most significant changes occurring in the auto-mobility industry?
- Which new players are arriving, and who will be the winners and losers?
- How can logistics transform to enable auto-mobility industry success?