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  • Does your HR Wellness & Benefits Program address the most dangerous activity your employees do every day? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 76.4% of workers 16 years and older drove alone on their commute to and from work, and another almost 10% carpooled. As something that most do every single day, Driver Safety seems to be overlooked when it comes to other Wellness Programs. Most HR Wellness Programs focus on individual health, including healthy eating and regular exercise, and some incorporate financial and emotional wellness. ​ Recent studies have shown that workers stress over their finances while at work, and that stress carries on through their commute home. Over-worrying can dominate thought and cause distraction for your

    Aug 11,
    - by Michael
  • Behavioral therapists and child psychologists have long been preaching about the benefits of positive reinforcement for good behavior, both in school and at home. They insist that rewarding a child for a good grade, for example, will encourage the child to continue good behavior, as opposed to only punishing a child for a bad grade or bad behavior with hopes of ending it. Perhaps, though, this type of behavior modification works with adults too. If you're reading this blog, you're likely managing one or several company cars and their drivers, and you are looking for ways to keep running costs down and your employees safe. Have you considered positive reinforcement for your consistently safe and cost-effective drivers? Before we discuss

    Jul 27,
    - by Michael
  • The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report titled "Run-Off-Road Crashes: An On-Scene Perspective" that explores run-off-road (ROR) critical pre-crash event, assesses the reason for the ROR event, and examines associated factors present in the pre-crash phase of the ROR crash. Abstract: Run-off-road (ROR) crashes, which usually involve only a single vehicle, contribute to a large portion of fatalities and serious injuries to motor vehicle occupants. In this study, the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS) data collected at crash scenes between 2005 and 2007 is used to identify the ROR critical pre-crash event, assess the critical reason for the ROR critical event, and examine associated factors present in the pre-crash phase of the ROR crash.

    Jul 20,
    - by Michael
  • A recent decision by the California Supreme Court held that an employer's liability should not exceed that of an employee, reversing an earlier decision that had added some uncertainty to the tort laws that impact situations where an employer might be sued for negligence due to the actions of their drivers. The Supreme Court held in Diaz v. Carcamo that an employer's own liability should not exceed that of the employee's. If an employer admits vicarious liability for its employee's negligent driving in the scope of employment, the damages attributable to both employer and employee are coextensive. Upon admission of vicarious liability, the universe of defendants who can be held responsible for plaintiff's damages is reduced by one - the

    Jul 03,
    - by Michael
  • [Excerpts from the new "15-Passenger Van Safety White Paper" now available for download.] 15-Passenger Van Safety The 15-passenger van has been the subject of many studies over the years. It has beenscrutinized and closely examined for safety issues and its inability to handle certain situations and road conditions. Due to its design, it has been deemed one of the most unstable, most dangerous vehicles on the road. It is important to understand the dynamics of the 15-passenger van and what makes ita greater risk than most vehicles for accidents. A Brief History of the 15-Passenger Van Fifteen passenger vans were first developed in the 1970's as an alternative to buses so that small groups of people could travel together. Rather

    Jul 01,
    - by Michael

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