[This article originally appeared on the Commercially Carrier Journal website November 23rd, 2016]
by Aaron Huff, CCJ
Managing driver safety and compliance can be a high-risk, time consuming process.
Staying on top of the data stream can be difficult with onboard computers and telematics systems pushing email alerts for every critical safety event – speeding, harsh braking, hours-of-service violations, and more.
A growing number of fleets also use video event recorders to capture additional data and risk observations.
Consumed by data, managers may not have enough time to remediate the risk that surfaces in their data by holding coaching and training sessions with drivers.
Press Release from American Trucking Associations a few moments ago.
ATA Congratulates Elaine Chao on Nomination as Transportation SecretaryFederation Looks Forward to Working with New Administration on Safety, Infrastructure
Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation.
“I had the privilege of serving with and working closely with Secretary Chao during my time at the Department of Labor, and I am extremely pleased that she will be taking on this new challenge,” Spear said. “President-elect Trump could not have picked a more qualified, experienced and dedicated individual to serve in this important role.
“From her experience as Deputy Transportation Secretary under President George H.W. Bush, Secretary Chao understands the issues we face as we try to keep America’s freight moving safely and efficiently,” he said. “We are eager to support her as our country and our industry work to improve our roads and bridges, improve safety, and harness the potential that emerging technologies have to continue to move our country forward.”
Spear served as Assistant Secretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2001-2004.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
Read about Ms Chao at http://elainelchao.com/
This week, Vigillo released its newest product in the CSA Daylight Suite, the CSA Driver Scorecard e-mails. Vigillo CSA Subscribers can now have Vigillo auto-send each of their drivers a monthly snapshot of their individual driver CSA Scores (DSMS).
Pushing information directly to your drivers is a great way to keep everyone focused on the impact each driver has on your carrier CSA Scores.
Contact your account manager to have this new service turned on for your account.