Insights

Over the decades we have amassed a library of resources, both internal and external, which help our team and our partners do their jobs with skill and confidence. Peruse these pages for current trends and thought leadership, our newsletters, and tips that we have found helpful over the years. And if you have any questions for us, we’re always here for you.

Distracted Driving: Laws and Liability

Driver Safety Posted by Jeff Malko, Vice President of Customer Experience on January 20, 2015

As it stands, 44 states have bans on text messaging while driving and 12 states ban any mobile phone use while driving at all. Some states have even gone as far as banning operating navigation devices while in a moving vehicle. It’s clear that this is an issue lawmakers are taking seriously. A look back at our blog about distracted driving safety statistics shows us why. Understanding the laws around distracted driving as well as your company's liability is the next step in ensuring you have a safe fleet on the road. 

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By The Numbers: Distracted Driving Statistics

Driver Safety Posted by Bob Belanger, Regional Sales Manager on January 16, 2015

Distracted driving is one of the most talked about aspects of fleet management and for good reason. Statistically speaking it’s one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine determined that the risk of an accident caused by cell phone use is on par with driving while intoxicated. 

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Driver Safety: Your Number One Priority

Driver Safety Posted by Bill Sihksnel, Regional Sales Manager on January 16, 2015

Driver safety is one of the hottest topics in fleet management. Not only does it have to do with the safety of drivers and ultimately the lives of people on the road, it can also have a huge impact on a company's finances. Driver safety is the responsibility of the company, and having a proper fleet safety policy is not only a moral imperative, it is also smart business.

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Driver Safety Training A Closer Look

Driver Safety Posted by Bill Sihksnel, Regional Sales Manager on December 4, 2014

The first 6 months of unsupervised driving are the most hazardous in a driver’s life. That’s why most states choose to implement graduated driver licensing systems which gradually introduce drivers to more and more freedom on the road as they gain experience. However, even experienced drivers can be at risk for accidents. Plus, over time some drivers will develop bad habits ranging from speeding to tailgating to red light running.

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3 Key Impacts of Driver Safety Technology

Driver Safety Posted by Bill Sihksnel, Regional Sales Manager on November 24, 2014

Onboard driver safety technology is one of the fastest changing aspects of fleet management and it’s affecting everything from accident reconstruction, to insurance rates, to safety policies. Two of the biggest names in vehicle technology are event data recorders and telematics. Knowing what technology is on-board your vehicle and how it can be used with regards to your business is an important aspect of managing a fleet. Below are some of the top safety concerns and the technologies that are influencing them.

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