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Leveraging technology to calculate insurance risk, improve the bottom line

Leveraging technology to calculate insurance risk, improve the bottom line

This is the second of a two-part series that looks at commercial truck insurance and how carriers can influence their insurability and affect their rates.

Part 1, “Rise in truck crashes, large payouts, expected to boost insurance renewal rates this year,” can be found here. While some decry mandated electronic tracking as counter-productive, others like Doug Schrier, vice-president of product and innovation at Transflo, believe that ELDs can improve a fleet’s bottom line in the long run. If so equipped, ELDs can go beyond simply logging driver hours to keeping track of driving habits including speeding, hard braking, hard cornering, rapid acceleration and improper lane changes.

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Rise in truck crashes, large payouts, expected to boost insurance renewal rates this year

Rise in truck crashes, large payouts, expected to boost insurance renewal rates this year

This is the first of a two-part series that looks at commercial truck insurance and how carriers can influence their insurability and affect their rates. Read Part 2, “Leveraging technology to calculate insurance risk, improve the bottom line,” at this link.
Beware and prepare. Tractor-trailer insurance rates saw an uptick this year, brought on by a rise in truck crashes and massive settlements and judgements.

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3 Productive Tips that will keep your Team energized in 2020

3 Productive Tips that will keep your Team energized in 2020

A more productive team can be next year’s competitive advantage

Office burnout is a real slippery slope with harmful effects. But what is it exactly? According to the World Health Organization, it is defined as a “state of vital exhaustion.” It is more popularly classified as chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

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The Top Occupational Safety and Health Issues for 2020: An Employer’s Guide

The Top Occupational Safety and Health Issues for 2020: An Employer’s Guide

While forces affecting the workplace change rapidly—an aging workforce, new work arrangements, and state adoption of medical and recreational marijuana laws—regulatory changes move at a slower pace.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) usually is at the forefront of workplace safety and health developments. NIOSH Director John Howard, MD, this fall unveiled a new “Future of Work” initiative.

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Protect Your Time at Work by Setting Better Boundaries

Protect Your Time at Work by Setting Better Boundaries

Your late afternoon meeting scheduled for an hour has crept over the 75-minute mark with no clear end in sight. You know you still have a time-sensitive email to send off, and now you’re going to have to make the choice between leaving late or pulling out your laptop after dinner. On the outside, you’re polite, participating in discussion and responding thoughtfully to your coworker who is running the meeting. But on the inside, you’re annoyed. This person just took a giant step over your time boundaries.

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How to Drive in Winter: 12 Hacks from the Pros to Master Travel in Snow and Ice

How to Drive in Winter: 12 Hacks from the Pros to Master Travel in Snow and Ice

Ice and snow can certainly make travel in the wintertime a treacherous experience. So it’s important to be armed with helpful information to get you safely through the snow season. We decided to gather advice from the professional drivers from three very different disciplines. From the racing world, we spoke with world record holder, stunt driver and star of Top Gear USA Tanner Foust. Alex Debogorski, fan favorite of the TV show Ice Road Truckers, lent us his wisdom from more than 40 years of over-the-road winter hauling. And to get a perspective from someone who tunes the chassis’ of Chrysler’s most potent machines, we spoke with Erich Heuschele, manager of SRT vehicle dynamics and 20-year ice racing veteran. Here’s what they had to say about winter driving.

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