May
26
Fleet Safety Metrics:  Lagging Indicators vs. “Nagging” Indicators

By: Jim Ramirez

In his blog titled Measurement: Friend or Foe, world renown thought leader and recognized expert on management, Aubrey Daniels, Ph.D., wrote, “Measurement changes nothing unless it is associated with meaningful consequences to those being measured.”  This is especially true for fleet safety metrics, where the ability to influence driver behavior is the biggest challenge facing fleets.  Incentivizing driver behavior can help any fleet reduce their risk, including the risk of distracted driving. However, as Dr. Daniels put it, be aware of which metrics are friend or foe.  

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May
02
Preventing Distracted Driving Among your Professional Sales Force

By: Jim Ramirez

A good friend once told me, “everyone in the world is in sales, they just don’t know it.” Regardless of what anyone does for a living, they are in the business of selling themselves, their skills, their services and convincing others that they are needed.
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Apr
24
Investing in Fleet Safety Technology: Distracted Driving and Telematics

By: TextNinja

Using the PERCEPT-CON™ Program to Help You Decide

When it comes to new (and potentially unproven) fleet safety technologies, there is really only one question: should I make the investment? Moreover, management is asking if this technology is not only the right fit for their fleet risk, but also for their company culture. At TextNinja, we help managers answer those questions through our one-of-a-kind telematics Perception Continuum (PERCEPT-CON™) program. Read more

Mar
18

By: TextNinja

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Every year around this time safe driving becomes a topic of discussion. Particularly, the issue of distracted driving by cell phones. Many people, especially if they work for a company that has fleet vehicles, will notice the topic come up on a work newsletter or see a news story segment on tv. But does anyone know why April became the month the country rallies around raising awareness about this issue? Read more

May
30
Get the Most Out of Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode

By: Chris Smith

Last September, Apple addressed criticisms, lawsuits, and their moral responsibility regarding distracted driving by adding a new Do Not Disturb While Driving mode to the release of iOS 11. Although it’s effectiveness as a full solution to distracted driving has been questioned, the feature gave a much needed boost for widespread distracted driving awareness. Understanding the basic setup and features of Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving mode (DND mode) could help you make the right decision to stay safe on the road. Additionally, learning about technology that integrates with the feature will allow you to effectively change your distracted driving habits and get the most out of Do Not Disturb mode. Read more

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