Companies and businesses across Europe are having to rethink their fleet policies because of external factors which are introducing unprecedented levels of change.
That was the message from Thibault Alleyn, Global Consulting Director at FleetVision, the fleet and mobility consultancy arm of TÜV SÜD Group and sister company to Fleet Logistics, at a high-level conference in London recently.
Alleyn told delegates that external factors were forcing companies to rethink their approach to fleet. Ten years ago, he said, it was not uncommon for companies to have five-year-old fleet policies in place which were still relatively up to date.
Now, that was no longer the case due to four key issues: tax and legislation, the supplier offering, changes in doing business and employee mentality, said Alleyn.
Nauto released findings from a study of commercial drivers’ distracted driving behavior and found while nearly all drivers (99 percent) had at least one distracted driving event, behavior improved dramatically when Nauto Prevent In-Cab Alerts were activated within their vehicles.
According to the NHTSA, about nine people die each day as a result of distracted driving and another 1,000 injuries occur per day in accidents that reportedly involve a distracted driver. We believe this is an underestimation - based on our 2018 study, we found that over 70% of collisions involved distracted driving.
Read more at nauto.
Most electric cars need to be plugged in after they’ve traveled 200 to 250 miles, and charging them can take an hour or more.
A round-trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas could take 8 hours driving time, and over 5 hours of charging time.
Charging speeds and plug-in locations make the trip a bit challenging. The U.S. has about 24,000 public charging stations, with an average of fewer than three charging posts. Chargers are often much slower than advertised top speeds and some electric-car drivers have to carry multiple adapters.
Read the article at The New York Times.
The number of U.S. traffic fatalities in 2018 fell 1 percent despite the fact that Americans drove more miles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a preliminary report released this week.
And while it’s heartening to think that measures to improve safety may be working, the truth is a little harder to swallow — driver and passenger fatalities are down, but traffic deaths among pedestrians and bicyclists are up.
Read the article at Cars.com.
Optimism is the expectation of good things to happen and the belief that our behavior matters, especially in the face of challenges.
When you develop an optimistic mindset, you’ll be in a better headspace to manage burnout and depression. You’ll also increase your productive energy and will probably see more success throughout your career.
A recent study found that optimists have met more of their goals - both personally and professionally. Optimists are nearly twice as likely to meet their primary life goals.
Read the article at Fast Company.