Safety & Accident

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April 2017, Government Fleet - Feature

Traffic Safety Initiative Reduces Officer Crashes

Photo courtesy of OCSD

By Thi Dao

To combat injuries and fatalities from auto collisions, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in California set out to change its safety culture through a traffic safety initiative.

Tags: Driver Safety, Police Vehicles, Sheriff's Office

March 2016, Government Fleet - Feature

5 Ways to Improve Efficiency

The Port St. Lucie Police Department plans to have Derive Efficiency calibrate its current vehicles that are MY-2013 and newer. Photo courtesy of City of Port St. Lucie

By Thi Dao

From adding in-vehicle technologies to incentives in the shop, here are five ways fleets can improve driver, vehicle, and operational efficiency.

Tags: Driver Safety, GPS Insight, Propane Autogas, Idle Reduction, Lytx, Worthington Industries, Derive Efficiency

October 2015, Automotive Fleet - WebXclusive

Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Judicious use of the accelerator can result in significant fuel savings. Photo via Wikipedia.

By Paul Clinton

Hypermiling techniques can deliver impressive fuel economy and cost savings with lower fuel usage, but the driving techniques used by hypermiling hobbyists often run counter to a fleet's primary goal to increase safe driving and reduce higher-risk driving.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Eco Driving, Driver Safety, Fuel Economy, Diesel Engines

June 2015, Automotive Fleet - Feature

Grappling With Glare

By Adam Pringle

Whether driving during a sunny day or a traffic-filled night filled with bright headlight, drivers can take a number of steps to both prevent glare from happening and manage glare on the road.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Volvo, AAA, NHTSA

March 2012, Government Fleet - Feature

New Ways to Bolster Fleet Safety

A City of Mobile, Ala. driver goes through driver training as part of the City's safety program.

By Shelley Mika

Driver safety programs are integral to a well-run fleet, but sometimes the traditional means only go so far. From driver training to incident recording, fleets discuss the successes and challenges of their safety programs.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Cell Phone Use

January 2011, Government Fleet - Feature

Incentivizing Drivers to Conserve Fuel

Polk County, Fla., affixed decals to the rear of its vehicles to alert fellow motorists that County drivers observe 55 mph speed limits.

By Bob Stanton

Fuel is the No. 1 fleet operating expense. Polk County, Fla., achieved favorable results by addressing one of the main, yet overlooked sources of rising fuel consumption — the driver.

Tags: Polk County, Fuel Management, Driver Safety

January 2009, Work Truck - Feature

Reducing Risk with Driver Assessment Programs

By Staff

Fleet drivers pose potential financial, safety, and liability risks. Managing those risks begins before an employee driver is hired and involves all stakeholders in the development of a driver assessment program.

Tags: Risk Management, Driver Safety

March 2008, Work Truck - Feature

Onstar Enhances Fleet Driver Safety & Productivity

With the push of the OnStar button, drivers can obtain turn-by-turn directions, summon roadside assistance, or initiate a vehicle diagnostics check.

By Cheryl Knight

Available on 27 GM truck, van, and SUV models, OnStar helps keep fleet drivers on the road and heading in the right direction. In the event of an accident, help is summoned automatically or is just one button-press away.

Tags: OnStar, Driver Safety, Vehicle Diagnostics, General Motors

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