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  • 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

  • [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

  • Fuel prices are still at record highs for the second time in three years. Couple that with the American economy still struggling to recover from its worst downturn since the Great Depression, and individuals, small businesses, and corporations alike are scrambling to save money in as many ways as possible, including reducing fuel consumption. One method of cutting fuel costs is to change one or more components on the vehicle to lighten the engine's workload. Wal-Mart uses lower-profile tires on their freight trucks to reduce the rotational inertia of the wheels, according to this Environmental Leader article. This can reduce fuel consumption by 2-5%. Another way to conserve fuel is to use GPS tracking devices that guide drivers on routes

  • According to the most recent OSHA Safe Driver study - drivers make over 200 decisions per mile, and the decisions your drivers make on the road have a serious impact on your overall fleet operations. With new technology augmenting the driving experience (arguably for better or for worse) it still remains up to the employees behind the wheel making thousands of decisions per trip that will mean the difference between another unremarkable journey and a potential disaster for your company. With this blog I intend to discuss topics related to fleet safety and risk reduction, benefits of continuous driver improvement programs, opportunities for cost reduction and improved efficiencies, methods for reducing liability exposure, and new technologies that can help fleet

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