YourMechanic offers a powerful value proposition for fleets: repairing vehicles where they are, in a highly cost-effective manner.
By Bernie Kavanagh
We know business people can be notoriously resistant to change, so picture the following scenario for a moment:
Arriving at work, Fran Fleetkeeper scans a large board with dots on a map. Some of the dots are green. Some are red. Some are blinking. These are her company’s vehicles, and she notices some are missing while others are clustered too close for optimal efficiency.
But Fran won’t be pinging her drivers. Instead, she taps her phone to implement “Driver Area Eight,” a navigation overlay that directs vehicles in that area to destinations that better serve her operation.
Alertdriving®, a technology company that provides digital driver risk identification, mitigation and monitoring solutions to organizations with road risk exposure, has launched a new micro-learning platform to better serve its global partners and customers.
Clients can build custom driver safety training programs that include individualized driver learning plans using content from one of three distinct training curriculums: the Professional series that consists of full 15-minute lessons and a comprehensive knowledge assessment, the Essentials series that covers core safe driving topics in 5-minute lessons, and the Express series that features narrowly focused 1-minute snippets.
By Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Many organizations struggle with the question “what is the proper role for our managers?”
But there are different types of managers found in most organizations. Some managers are formal and distant with their employees. Other managers are friendly and enjoy close relationships with workers. But who’s to say which is right?
Managers who are overly close with their employees clearly risk being taken advantage of, if not downright ignored. On the other hand, managers who are distant and rigid risk alienating their workers while creating unnecessary tension in the workplace.
Perhaps the best way to consider the proper role for managers is to look at the qualities managers must have in order to be effective at supervising others. The following are a list of the top six qualities and skills that many experts believe are the foundation for effective management.
Tracy Caldwell has joined Driving Dynamics as its risk and safety services consultant.
Reporting to Debbie Balestra, Driving Dynamics V.P. of client relations, Tracy is primarily responsible for DrivActiv™ eLearning sales, creation of custom client safety policy lessons and administration of the company’s learning management system and motor vehicle records service.
She also manages enrollment logistics for the company’s behind-the-wheel driver safety training courses and conducts products demonstrations of company’s various web-based services.