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Fleet Safety Awards Presented

July 14, 2015

Pam Sederholm (left), AALA executive director, poses with Chad Fay at the Fleet Safety Conference. Photo by Mark Campbell.
Pam Sederholm (left), AALA executive director, poses with Chad Fay at the Fleet Safety Conference. Photo by Mark Campbell.

During a Tuesday presentation at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Chad Fay, director of Fleet Operations for NPL Construction Company, received the annual Fleet Safety Award. 

Additonally, Jack Hanley, the executive director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), received the Lifetime Fleet Safety Award for his tireless work advocating fleet safety throughout his career.

Over the past year, Fay spearheaded the installation of telematics devices across the NPL fleet, and was able to create custom reports for each of the company’s 2,400-plus drivers. Concurrently, he developed in-house training videos for specific driving behaviors. He also instituted a defined program to address negative behaviors. The goal was to see a 20-percent improvement on the first-month baseline numbers.

During 2014, harsh acceleration events per 1,000 miles dropped from 8.1 in January 2014 to 1.3 in December 2014, an 84 percent improvement. Speeding more than 10 percent over the posted limit improved from 11.8 events per 1,000 miles in January 2014 to 5.4 in December 2014, a 54 percent improvement. Excessive speeding dropped from 1 incident per 1,000 miles to 0.1 incident per 1,000 miles, a 90 percent improvement.

NETS Executive Director Jack Hanley (at podium) accepts his Lifetime Fleet Safety Award, while AF Editor Mike Antich looks on.Photo by Mark Campbell
NETS Executive Director Jack Hanley (at podium) accepts his Lifetime Fleet Safety Award, while AF Editor Mike Antich looks on.Photo by Mark Campbell

Hanley became the executive director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in February 2008. As executive director, Hanley was responsible for leading NETS' road safety efforts. These included the annual Strength in Numbers road safety benchmark survey, the annual Drive Safely Work Week campaign, marketing the Novice Driver's Road Map, and NETSWork, NETS' monthly enewsletter. In addition, Hanley represented NETS on the UN Road Safety Collaboration, the principal steering committee for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 initiative.

Prior to his work with NETS, Hanley spent 30 years with Monsanto Company. His career included assignments in sales and marketing, global project management, business management, and strategic change. Following his early retirement, Jack returned to Monsanto as a consultant and provided project support to various Monsanto teams. One project, in particular, developed and implemented Monsanto’s global vehicle safety program.

For more information about the Fleet Safety Conference, visit the event page here.

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