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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
  • Guest post by Michael Block Sometimes drivers take a "that will never happen to me" attitude and rationalize behavior that is considered to be dangerous or unwise. Distracted driving is now considered to be as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Texting while driving is considered to be one of the most risky things people can do behind the wheel, and most company and government vehicle policies prohibit it while on company time. Yet, millions of drivers continue to churn out text message after text message on their phones while in control of a moving vehicle, thinking "that will never happen to me." Well, it can happen to you, just like it happened to a

    Aug 24,
    - by Michael
  • Just as the motor insurance carrier commercials contend, accidents happen. But a crash is not an accident, and in 1997 the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a press release stating just that. To use the term "accident" falsely implies that the crash was out of human control. Since we can identify the cause of collisions, we can also identify the steps to take to avoid them. According to findings by the NHTSA, 12% of all collisions each year in the US involve large trucks - equal to about 5,000 crashes a year. Statistics show that on average a commercial truck driver will travel 10,000 - 12,000 miles more a year, increasing his or her chances

    Aug 17,
    - by Michael

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