By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
Failing to continuously monitor a driver’s motor vehicle record (MVR) is risky and could end up costing a company millions of dollars.
For the company unknowingly employing a suspended driver, ignorance of a violation may prove to be very costly.
The below case study provides a good example of a company learning this lesson the hard way. This fleet’s driving policy required employees to self-report suspensions of their driver’s licenses.
When its unlicensed driver caused an accident with serious injuries, the jury punished both the driver and his employer − even though the company argued that the driver did not self-report that his license was suspended.
Ten more practices also found very effective
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Taking steps to combat driver fatigue has the greatest effect on reducing fleet crash rates, according to a recently published study of 70 U.S. fleets conducted by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).
Calculations of the raw results by Fleet Management Weekly showed that fatigue risk management practices were associated with crash rates that were as much as 77% lower than fleets that didn't rely on them.
By Mike Sheldrick, Senior Editor
The fleet sector is being saturated with apps...but not all of them provide an effective way to engage with drivers.
That’s according to Chevin Fleet Solutions –a leading global provider of fleet management software –whose Global Marketing Director, Will Wycks, has warned that the fleet industry needs to consider the effectiveness of mobile apps if they are looking to enhance business functions.
“A large proportion of apps are extraordinarily limited in terms of scope, with some that are little more than skins acting as a means to contact suppliers and other third parties," Wycks says.
Registration is now open for the AFLA Canada 2020 Fleet Summit, which is focusing on North American Best Practices & Benchmarking for anyone who has responsibilities within the Canadian fleet marketplace.
The preliminary program is outlined on the AFLA website here, and you'll see that they are covering topics such as Understanding the Differences Between the Canadian and U.S. Fleet Markets, Achieving Sustainability Using Fleet Electrification without Breaking the Bank, and Order-to-Delivering Issues - just to name a few.
As an added bonus, you can catch the Canadian Auto Show before you head out of town, as it opens the next day, February 14, 2020.
Register now to attend AFLA Canada 2020 Fleet Summit from February 12-13, 2020!
Yuwen Wang was out for a walk and a taste of fresh air during a break from her job as a scientist at a New Jersey fragrance manufacturer.
Alexandra Mansonet was behind the wheel of a black Mercedes-Benz, headed to work as chief executive of a nonprofit in a city that had once lauded her as civic leader of the year for her extensive work with troubled youth.
Their lives collided with devastating speed, leaving the woman out for a walk fatally injured. On Friday, a jury found the driver guilty of vehicular homicide in a case that was believed to be the first time a New Jersey jury was asked to apply a 2012 law that places texting while driving on par with drunken driving.
Read the article at The New York Times.