• Riding the Storms Out (Literally): 10 Tips for Winter Driving

    Posted 07 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Winter isn’t coming. Winter is here. Right now we’re in the spirit-of-the-season, warm-and-fuzzy, drink-hot-chocolate-in-PJs-with-the-kids phase of winter, but those cute snowmen you made in December start to look like malevolently grinning evil spirits come mid-January, and any addition...

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  • (Don’t) Crash into Me: How Fleet Managers Can Identify & Hire Safe Drivers

    Posted 26 October 2016 by Stacey Papp

    If you’ve ever watched a nature show like “Planet Earth” or “Blue Planet,” then you learned that animals have a lot of weird, wonderful ways of identifying each other.  Ants wiggle their antennae at other ants, dogs smell other canines from a mile away, horses can...

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    Safety in the Age of the “Connected Truck”

    Posted 20 October 2016 by Stacey Papp

    The middle of the century was a great time to be alive – for starters, both television and McDonald’s were invented – but it was especially great if you were a science-fiction writer. The years between 1938 and the early 1950s are thought to be the “Golden Age” of sci-...

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    Safe Drivers: America's Most Wanted

    Posted 05 October 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Anyone who stayed in on a Saturday night in the late ‘80s and ‘90s – you know, in the years before we all had 1,000 channels, the Internet and Netflix – at one point, in the course of channel surfing, probably paused on one of the longest-airing Fox programs in the network&rs...

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    Stop Right There: Quick & Dirty Brake Maintenance Tips for a Fleet Manager

    Posted 12 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Brake Safety Week 2016! OK, so you probably haven’t been counting down the days or decorating your office to celebrate this most joyous time of year, but Brake Safety Week is still pretty important.  While the event itself has more o...

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    Them’s the Brakes: Keep Fleet Operations Moving

    Posted 12 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Whether you celebrate privately, or are getting ready to throw a full-blown all-night party (probably neither, to be honest), Brake Safety Week is here.  Although the promotional event is geared more to drivers of large trucks and buses –– law enforcement agencies across North Amer...

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    Get Your Drivers Back to Safety for Back to School

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    For parents with school-age children, August is a month that means one thing: the back-to-school chaos is high. Parents are either breathing sighs of relief and crossing off the calendar days like they’re prisoners marking their sentence, or sobbing about little Bobby growing up and leaving th...

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    Drivers Behaving Badly: How Harsh Driving Affects the Bottom Line

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    It’s more or less a fact of life that celebrities, politicians and even the Joe Sixpacks of the world who behave badly are more likely to make the national news than the normal ones – did anyone outside New York know who Anthony Weiner was before his unfortunate Twitter #fail?  Eve...

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    Bad Driving = Bad for Business

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    We’ve all been there – witnessing a reckless driver who slams on the brakes, lane hops on the highway, tailgates slow drivers and lays on the horn whenever others don’t move out of the way fast enough. What’s most shocking is the number of times these reckless drivers are beh...

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    Preventing Vehicle Theft: A 3-Point Checklist

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    In February 2015, on one of the coldest days of the winter, a doggie daycare van filled with seven pups was stolen from the streets of Chicago. The driver had left the van idling for just a few moments when, according to surveillance video, two men got in the vehicle and drove it away — with a...

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