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Coordination is Key to Responding to Snow Emergencies

The City of Westminster, Colo., learned valuable lessons during a December 2006 storm event that severely tested the City’s emergency response and fleet maintenance teams. Teamwork and training were critical to a successful response.

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Gaining Control Over Driver Accident Rates

Dave Vance, Fleet Response’s director of safety services, studies driver and crash incident data to identify causes and establish preventability.

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Safety Starts Before an Accident

GM keeps vehicles on the road with all-wheel drive, StabiliTrak, and traction control, and makes sure vehicles stop with anti-lock brake systems.

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Safety Program Protects Employees and Bottom

AmeriFleet’s unique business model incorporates driver safety performance into overall job evaluation. The company also ties bonus dollars to safety. New-hire training is a vital part of the model’s success.

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Reducing the Risk of Rollover Crashes

Highlighted are the causes of rollover crashes and ways to prevent them. Driver education is critical.

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10 Things Drivers Should Do in Case of an Accident

Government and National Safety Council statistics report that millions of Americans are involved in traffic crashes each year. Here are 10 steps for your drivers to follow when they find themselves in a crash incident.

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Accident Management Costs Hold Steady

The average fleet claim severity for 2006 was $1,869.87, an increase of $48.81 over 2004. Also experiencing a slight increase in 2006 was the percent of accidents deemed preventable.

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10 Ways to Improve Fleet Safety

Many companies use methods such as videos and behind-the-wheel training to get the safety message across to drivers. Motor vehicle record (MVR) checks and incentives are also effective.

Driver safety has been a priority for UPS throughout its nearly 100-year history. In 2007, the company will invest $38 million in safety training.

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What UPS Can Teach Fleets About Driver Safety

The delivery company, celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, has made safety a core value, investing $38 million dollars and 1.3 million hours on safety training in 2007 alone.

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Using Data-Centric Predictive Analytics to Improve Driver Safety

Current tactics to analyze driver risk are reactionary, targeting drivers with already-proven unsafe behaviors. New data sources provide more comprehensive metrics for intelligent forecasting of high-risk drivers.

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