As part of Vision Zero, training efforts from the US Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, Bureau of International Containers, and Taxi & Limousine Commission have included over 150,000 New York City drivers.
With the coordination of the mayor’s Office of Operations, these efforts continued with a two-part virtual Fleet Safety Forum on June 24 and July 1. These sessions have involved up to 100 companies including waste management, for-hire vehicles, school bus operators, non-profits, and public fleets.
The workshop discussed best practices in safety such as telematics, automatic braking, truck side-guards, and cameras. The workshop also focused on ways to make training impactful, memorable, and how best to change behaviors. Trainers discussed how to make dramatic openings, the role of emotions, the use of data in training, and the effective use of video. Recordings of both sessions, along with videos and presentations, are available here.