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Transportations Tips: How to Protect your Drivers this Winter

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer on 12/20/21 5:19 PM

Winter weather brings so many challenges, especially to those in the transportation industry.
The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  
 for your fleet’s tractors, and keeping your equipment safe is also important – as we outlined in a previous blog.

What about drivers' safety?
Drivers are facing increased danger during this time of the year. Fleet managers should focus on ways to prevent incident expenses involving drivers that rise due to poor visibility, slippery sidewalks, and overall lack of preparation. These factors put your drivers at risk of preventable injuries.

It is important to ensure that your drivers know how to assess each stop, scan for potential hazards, and proceed with caution. Winter safety training is especially important for fleets that want to minimize injury-related expenses.

Did you know?
During the winter months, drivers are working longer shifts, and changes in weather conditions from snow to rain cause surfaces to be more slippery. This can turn one small misstep into a catastrophic mistake or injury.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations

NPTC Driver Safety Letter June 2019

Posted by Katerina Jones - Sr. Director on 6/13/19 9:05 AM

stop. trains can't.

We all need to take greater care at highway-rail grade crossings. A highway-rail grade crossing is an intersection where a roadway crosses railroad tracks at the same level or grade. Such crossings may be encountered on both public and private roads. There are more than 250,000 such crossings in the U.S. Although the highway safety picture has improved considerably over the last decade, still too many people are killed and injured every year at grade crossings. Of all the highway-rail grade crossing incidents annually, around 500 involve trucks or tractor-trailers. This translates to an average of about 10 per week. 

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations

Latest Fleet Advantage Survey Shows Vast Communications Challenges Between Truck Fleet Operations & Finance Departments

Posted by Katerina Jones - Sr. Director on 7/12/18 11:11 AM

Finance and Operations Not On The Same Page Regarding Focus Of Fleet Cost Management and Procurement

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management announced today its latest industry survey showing where there’s a significant lack of communication between fleet operations and finance departments within many organizations with a private fleet.

Where Is the Lack of Communication?

The online survey shows private fleet management personnel highlighting several obstacles when trying to communicate fleet operational needs with finance departments. Signifying this lack of communication, 37.5% of fleet executives cited the inability of their finance departments to clearly communicate the company’s financial metrics and goals to the operations department as the largest communications struggle. An additional 34.4% said finance doesn't understand the benefit of investing in newer equipment; and 31.3% said finance doesn't understand various operating costs associated with the fleet.

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Topics: Lease vs Buy, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations