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Safety First with Terminix

Terminix® With almost 10,000 fleet vehicles, pest control company Terminix has taken safety incredibly seriously. All vehicles combined travel almost 250 million miles per year, which creates a breeding ground for accidents. Luckily, Craig Torrance, Vice President of environmental health and safety and service, says safety is a core value. “Priorities change, but [...]

Safety First with Terminix 2017-11-28T16:53:13+00:00

Understanding the Reasons Behind the ELD Mandate

BrightFleet is dedicated to making the roads safer. That commitment led to the creation of the defensive fleet driver risk-mitigation training, which is a program that teaches people the importance of driving safely. As we reported on BrightFleet, driving behavior contributes to over 90% of vehicle collisions and wasting up to 33% of fuel consumption. [...]

Understanding the Reasons Behind the ELD Mandate 2017-11-27T19:46:15+00:00

Florida’s Seat Belt Usage at All-Time High

Florida’s Seat Belt Usage on An All-Time High: To not be totally critical here, we would like to refer to a press release by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), on October 17th 2017, regarding a research study that they conducted. According to the results of the research study, the rate of statewide usage of [...]

Florida’s Seat Belt Usage at All-Time High 2017-11-10T15:52:30+00:00

Be Prepared: Hurricane Tips

With Hurricane Irma on its way, it is vital that everyone prepares a disaster kit and a checklist in case of emergency. By starting early, you can avoid the chaos that occurs at grocery stores when a hurricane is coming. Here are some basics to keep stocked at your home: Water - Keep one gallon of water [...]

Be Prepared: Hurricane Tips 2017-11-22T17:54:21+00:00

Driver Safety Tips for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The AAA foundation released tips for drivers during the solar eclipse. With monumental events like the eclipse, it is important to be prepared for anything that can happen. Keep these tips in mind if you are going to be traveling during this once in a lifetime experience. Do not attempt to view the eclipse [...]

Driver Safety Tips for the 2017 Solar Eclipse 2017-11-22T17:55:25+00:00

What is Missing in Most Employer HR Wellness & Benefits Programs?

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 [...]

What is Missing in Most Employer HR Wellness & Benefits Programs? 2017-11-01T13:47:44+00:00

Texting and Driving Victim’s Family Pushing to Make a Difference

Put your cell phone away! Lavon Reese, a 24 year old Florida State University student, was killed in a high-speed, distraction affected crash. The driver of the vehicle, Ashli Harvey, was driving 89 mph and texting. She was sentenced to three years in prison after entering into a plea deal. Reese's family has focused on [...]

Texting and Driving Victim’s Family Pushing to Make a Difference 2017-11-10T15:52:39+00:00

Successful Approaches for the Development of a Safety Culture

The U.S. Domestic Scan Program has released a report that documents factors and conditions which lead to a strong safety culture within a transportation organization. The report also provides examples of specific actions taken by transportation organizations that supported successful implementation of their safety programs. The U.S. Domestic Scan Program was developed by the American [...]

Successful Approaches for the Development of a Safety Culture 2017-10-31T21:04:34+00:00

Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do

The decision to get behind the wheel or stay on the road despite feeling drowsy can be deadly. A drowsy driver is an unsafe driver. A lack of sleep negatively impacts performance. It slows reaction time, impairs judgement and situational awareness, increases lapses in attention and risk taking as well as the potential to micro [...]

Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do 2017-10-31T21:04:34+00:00

A Guide to Developing an Effective Policy for Mobile Phone Use

The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate The National Road Safety Partner Program in Australia has released a report that outlines how and why to develop a policy for mobile phone use in motor vehicles. If you have yet to create a mobile phone policy, or if it's been a few years since [...]

A Guide to Developing an Effective Policy for Mobile Phone Use 2017-10-31T21:04:35+00:00