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The two key pillars to fleet safety are spec’ing the asset to ensure a vehicle is safe and managing driver behavior. Both are effective safety strategies, but there are limitations and constraints to an asset-focused fleet safety program.

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10 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving

Known as ‘the new drunk driving,’ distracted driving claims thousands of lives each year. Here’s how work truck fleets deal with distracted driving temptations.

Are You Loading Your Box Trucks Safely?

When the truck stops, safety doesn’t. Consider floor weight reinforcement, slip prevention, cargo management, and ramp safety strategies to avoid injuries and workers’ comp claims.

How to Hire Great Drivers

A decline in the volume of driver applications doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice hiring best practices. Here’s how to ensure potential drivers are the best fit for your company.

Can’t Find Qualified Drivers? You Have Options

In addition to taking advantage of a new military pilot program, fleet operators can proactively hire through apprenticeship programs, greater community visibility, and internal motivation.

How to Introduce Drivers to Telematics

To ease the process of introducing a telematics system, fleet operators need to set up an on-boarding process that includes training, discussions on how the systems work, and how they can be beneficial to both management and employees.

BMW's Ultimate Driving Experience

BMW invited AutomotiveFleet.com to its Ultimate Driving Experience, a six-city tour providing driving training and a showcase for the 2017 540i that reached dealer lots in March. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

How to Combat Driver Complacency Caused by Lower Fuel Prices

The prolonged drop in fuel prices shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future, which is positive since lower prices are making a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures. However, there is the risk that prolonged lower prices will result in driver complacency to being energy conscious with less focus on fuel-efficient driving.