Without consistent on-going driver training your employer becomes a prime target for negligent entrustment lawsuits
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
Consider your fleet safety program as it relates to driver safety training. Has it changed in recent years to be reactionary and narrowly focused on a small group of drivers?
Check with your corporate training department and they will likely share that effective training must be proactive, not reactive, and supplemented with a steady flow of relevant training to support your training goals.
This year’s AFLA conference in Orlando has a very timely rock and roll theme: Right Now.
BMW Group and Daimler AG have announced plans to headquarter their proposed joint mobility company in Berlin, with the two companies officially having filed for this venture with the European Commission. The overarching goal of this initiative is to innovate and advance solutions for modern mobility areas such as ride-sharing and its booking and payment, correlated apps, parking, and electric vehicle charging.
“Our vision is to create a major global player for seamless and intelligent connected mobility services together,” said Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management at Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “As a hub for creativity and innovation, Berlin is exactly the right location for our plans.”
Read the article at The Drive.
New tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on auto parts from China will hit carmaker profits, cut sales and threaten to "start a downward cycle" in the critical industry, analysts said unanimously Tuesday. In addition, if you're in the market for a new car, you probably should get to a dealership soon, because prices are going up.
"It's going to be felt by Americans and it's going to be a big deal," said Peter Nagle, senior analyst at IHS Markit. "Tariffs are taxes on consumption. Eventually, costs will be passed down to the consumer. This will drive vehicle costs higher. It also includes a lot of body shop equipment."
Read the article at Detroit Free Press.
Tesla Inc’s Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.
The agency has been investigating crashes involving other Tesla models, which have raised questions over the functioning of the automaker’s auto-pilot system.
Read the article at Reuters.