Trucking fleets haven’t had the easiest ride in recent years, with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reporting a 10% increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses between 2016 and 2017. In light of the losses these commercial auto accounts have experienced and the tightening insurance market for this segment, risk mitigation has become increasingly important.read more
A recent study showing workers injured early in their employment are more likely to file future workers compensation claims than other workers has experts weighing the root cause of repeat claims.read more
Before the sun even set on summer, Flu season 2019–2020 reared its ugly head early with a confirmed flu-related death in California in early September. Although the normal flu season runs from October until about May, the stage is already set for a longer, and potentially bad, flu season.read more
Using machine learning, a system that can tap into the full array of data uploaded by a connected vehicle can do a better job of reading the true, current state of a vehicle’s systems, thus avoiding a situation where those problems put a vehicle out of commission.read more
With operator error contributing to nearly all motor vehicle crashes, employers are looking for new ways to incentivize good driving and track dangerous driving. With telematics, this is becoming much easier.
Calling the number on the “How’s My Driving” bumper sticker is not the only way employers can remain informed on their drivers’ safety. With the recent growing technology in telematics, employers can track, evaluate, and reward employee driving tendencies.
In our digital economy, employees are fighting burnout, embracing mindfulness, commuting across virtual spaces and challenging every assumption we have about work. Many organizations are looking inward to discover the perfect equation that keeps work-life balance in check—while keeping employees productive and efficient, writes Donna Kimmel, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Citrixread more
Small or large businesses, wealthy or middle class families, phishers and other nefarious types are out for their data. That is a key takeaway from two new reports out just in time for October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and according to two new reports both consumers and businesses need to be more vigilant about protecting their data. First, AppRiver has released their Q3 Cyberthreat Index for Business and the data shows that most small businesses (72%) have experienced attempted phishing attacks within the three months leading up to the study date.read more
Basic employer interventions such as educating workers about the importance of sleep and sharing strategies to improve it may result in better sleep habits, increased productivity and reduced absenteeism, a recent review of research concludes.read more
Collision Mitigation Systems, Telematics and Cameras Can Help Fleets Reduce or Possibly Eliminate Costly Losses, Experts Say
As the trucking industry grapples with a litigious environment and many motor carriers struggle to manage ever-rising insurance premiums, safety technologies have captured the attention of the insurance industry. Collision mitigation systems, telematics and onboard cameras can help fleets reduce or possibly eliminate costly and catastrophic losses, industry representatives said.