The most hazardous time of year is nearly upon us. The time when slippery roads and bad visibility magnify every mistake. If you don’t have a plan to reduce collisions and injuries this winter, we have a plan to help you prepare.
Did you know drowsy drivers are just as dangerous as drunk drivers? Read insightful stats and tips to help drivers recognize and manage fatigue.
Many people believe their bodies can adapt to chronic sleep loss. Some even think working long shifts on little sleep is a sign of toughness. But recent research by the National Institute of Health (NIH) proves the opposite is true. Missing just two to three hours of sleep creates the same impairment as being legally drunk. The study also mentions the most terrifying phrase we’ve heard in a while, “involuntary microsleeps.”
How much did your fleet spend on winter weather incidents last year? Probably more than you’d like. The average cost of a single fleet vehicle crash is $70,000. When you factor in that icy pavement causes over 150,000 annual crashes, the numbers add up fast.
With the EDLT deadline quickly approaching, we’re hearing a lot of questions from schools who want to comply with ELDT while also adapting their training due to the pandemic. These are the seven biggest questions we get about the upcoming ELDT requirements and On Ramp™, SambaSafety’s interactive training system for CDL schools.
Hiring and training drivers the old-fashioned way is expensive. Manually pulling MVRs and deciphering violation codes takes 20+ minutes per applicant, and onboarding new drivers is time-consuming and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.
Are your drivers aware of the most hazardous areas in residential neighborhoods? Not everyone knows where to expect black ice or why you should never walk across a snowy front yard.
There’s an old saying that goes back to the 12th century, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” It was true then and it’s true now. Just because you've put a driver in front of a computer and had them log into a training program doesn’t mean that he or she is now trained.
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