As a fleet manager, it’s important that you’re always promoting safe driving practices, but that’s often a challenge, especially if you run a big team. Unsafe driving habits like distracted driving should be fairly straightforward to address by putting a strict policy in place to ban them. Distracted driving accounts for 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities, according to a report published last year. Here’s the thing about distracted driving: it can and should be avoided. This is where the role of fleet managers comes in – to make sure that their drivers follow a strict safety protocol, while arming them with the tools and the tech that will help facilitate a safer experience on the road.
Every year, we attend the Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), the world’s gathering place for those interested in the business of consumer technologies. For 50 years, the conference has served as the global stage for next-generation innovations that are introduced to the market through more than 4,500 exhibiting companies.
Fuel efficiency is almost always top of mind for fleet managers, where minimizing fuel costs by focusing on safety and sustainability among drivers is paramount. Apart from driver behavior, there are other factors that affect fuel consumption. Below, we outline some best practices fleet managers can lean on to help them run more fuel-efficient fleets:
The National Safety Council (NSC) noted that, in 2017, the number of U.S. vehicle deaths topped 40,000, meaning traffic deaths remain a public health crisis. In light of this year's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we want to highlight some of the dangers of distracted driving and provide some tips around promoting safe driving for companies managing vehicle fleets.
The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the transportation and mobility industry is not new, specifically the optimization of self-driving technology. But, how will it affect fleet management? At Union Leasing, we embrace technology that helps us deliver more value as trusted advisors and improves the customer experience.
If you read up on the comparisons between drunk driving and drowsy driving, you’ll find they’re both equally dangerous. Both conditions slow reaction time, and affect memory and the brain’s ability to process information. Study after study confirms that exhaustion, like intoxication, impairs driving significantly.