• 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 America will conduct inspections on these vehicles to identify out-of-alignment brakes and any other brake system violations –– operations leaders of fleet businesses also should use this time...

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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 of an impact on drivers of large trucks and buses – after, all, this week is when law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on these vehicles to identify out-of-align...

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  • Get Your Drivers Back to Safety for Back to School

    Posted 25 August 2016 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 them (or maybe sobbing about their credit card statement after all the school supplies and new clothes they had to buy). For fleet businesses, this means something else: the need to have drivers be ext...

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  • Harsh driving Costs

    Drivers Behaving Badly: How Harsh Driving Affects the Bottom Line

    Posted 19 July 2016 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?  Even people who do good things as well as bad ones (which is the overwhelming majority of humanity in general, to greatly varying degrees, of course) are more likely to be remembered for their bad behavi...

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    Bad Driving = Bad for Business

    Posted 07 July 2016 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 behind the wheel of a company-owned a vehicle with a business’s company name, logo and phone number smack dab on the back for all to see. It is absolutely vital that your drivers know what is expec...

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  • Dog in Van

    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 all the animals in tow.   The pooches spent a frigid night in the van before a hair salon owner noticed one of them shivering in its window the next morning. The thieves apparently abandoned the ...

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  • Tire Safety

    National Tire Safety Week: 4 Tips to Keep Your Treads on Track

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Remember the Rotor – that most debilitating of carnival rides? You know, the giant cylinder that spins like a mother and pins riders to the sides with the sheer power of physics — no seatbelts required. It’s fun at first (at least for some people), but by the end of the ride, almost everyone is worn out and ready for the incessant whirling to be over. It takes a toll — even though it lasts just a few brief moments. Now think of your fleet’s tires. They basically spi...

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  • Fleet Driver Safety

    Changing the Safety Culture, Driver by Driver

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Safe workers are more likely to be productive and happy workers. But when employees interact as frequently with the public at large as a fleet does, the need for safety becomes much more important. For companies that deploy fleets, driver safety is a matter of public responsibility. Simply instructing drivers to “drive safely” is great, but is it effective? It’s better to narrow your focus to the driver level and make individual impacts that can add up to big results.  Cr...

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  • Sleeping Fleet Driver

    10 Ways to Stay Alert Behind the Wheel

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Let’s set the scene: It’s been a 12+ hour day of going from job-to-job in less than ideal weather conditions. You’re hungry, tired, and losing focus quickly. As you climb into your truck to make the somewhat long journey home, your thoughts turn into daydreams of being in your PJ’s, sipping a cup of hot chocolate, and crawling into your oh-so comfortable bed. Then…WHOA! You swerve into the other lane nearly missing an on-coming vehicle. Your hands shake, your heart...

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  • Weather Ready Fleet

    Continuity & Safety - 3 Ways to Keep Your Fleet Severe Weather Ready

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    In order to balance both cost and driver safety, you must establish a business continuity strategy for severe weather. These plans will protect your bottom line, as well as the personal health of your drivers. Here are three keys for keeping drivers on the road without putting them at risk:   Be Proactive About Maintenance Before your driver travels in less-than-ideal conditions, you need to make sure your vehicles are prepared. Staying ahead of required maintenance, including jobs related ...

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