By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Summary of Statistical Findings (DOT HS 812 381), every day crashes that involve a distracted driver kill nine plus people and injures more than 1,000.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is the perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your drivers about the types of distracted driving and how best to avoid them.
When drivers understand the behaviors that contribute to dangerous distractions, they gain valuable insight which puts them on a road to positive change and self-improvement behind the wheel.
With two recent sizable strategic acquisitions, it’s a time of growth and change at Auto Driveaway.
Automakers would sell 140,000 fewer cars per year under President Trump’s proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The findings contradict arguments from the Trump administration that the new pact with Canada and Mexico will increase the number of cars that are built in the U.S. Changes to the percentage of a car's parts that have to come from one of the three countries to qualify for duty-free treatment, known as rules of origin, "would lead to an increase in U.S. automotive parts production, partly offset by a small decline in U.S. vehicle production," the report said.
Read the article at The Detroit News.
One of the most anticipated events at the annual NAFA I&E is the FMC panel. In Louisville, Kentucky last week, CEOs from the five leading US fleet management companies offered sage advice to fleet managers who wish to elevate the influence they have within their companies.
That counsel and other highlights from the conference are presented in At NAFA I&E 2019: Making a Strategic Business Value Case is the Most Critical Skill Fleet Managers Need to Cultivate.
One of the initiatives that created a great deal of buzz at I&E is the launch of NAFA Communities. NAFA CEO Phil Russo tells us about it in this video clip
A heartfelt thank-you to the 40+ industry leaders the FMW team interviewed at the conference. We remain inspired by the collegiality and talent within our fleet industry.
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According to a survey by Mini USA, nearly two out of three American consumers believe the best use for a battery vehicle was for commuting, or as a city car, with a daily range of 75 miles being sufficient.
Analysts point out that demand for battery vehicles, especially all-electric models, has only taken off with the appearance of products that can get 200 miles or more between charges.
The Mini survey could help manufacturers justify the need to continue offering federal tax credits as the Trump Administration is proposing the incentives of up to $7,500 be eliminated in the coming year. Mini is preparing to enter the electric vehicle market.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.