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Safety News You Need: Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

Jun 26, 2020

Transportation incidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. Semi truck trailer driving on wet roadTo prevent these incidents, organizations need to train drivers and maintain their vehicles. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools to help keep drivers safe on the road.  

  • To keep your fleet safe, an organization needs to develop policies and procedures, hire, train and manage drivers and maintain vehicles. Keeping these eight factors in mind will help ensure your program is effective. Read more
  • Distracted driving was involved in more than 2,800 fatal incidents in 2018, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Learn more about the many distractions drivers face on the road and how to avoid them. Read more
  • Driving behavior should change based on road and weather conditions. Driving too fast in certain conditions and situations can be disastrous. Share these five tip with drivers to help them operate safely in various driving situations. Learn more
  • Driving while fatigued can lead to dangerous driving behaviors. Understanding the signs of driver fatigue and employing tactics to remain refreshed and alert, can help protect employees in your organization’s fleet. Read more
Related Links
Fleet Safety for Safety Professionals and Fleet Managers
Fleet Safety Webinar
ASSP TR-Z15.3-2019 Technical Report: Management Practices for the Safe Operation of Partially and Fully Automated Motor Vehicles
    

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