Archive for the ‘Vehicles & Equipment’ Category

Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

August 2nd - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

On the evening of February 3, 2015, a driver of a Mercedes SUV passed through the hamlet of Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County, twenty miles north of the Bronx. For reasons unknown, possibly to avoid a traffic jam, she strayed from her normal route. The skies were clear and visibility was good for a typical… Read more

How to Prevent School Bus Accidents

October 5th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

In spite of our best efforts to make them the most highly visible vehicles on the road, unfortunately, the School Bus is still involved in all too many accidents. More times than not, the accident is the fault of the ‘other driver’. A school-transportation-related crash is a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a… Read more

Fleet Telematics Support Vehicle and Driver Safety

August 9th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way: The average crash costs an employer $16,5001 A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001 Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1

Heavy Equipment Safety

July 26th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

Operation of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers, and bulldozers, can create hazardous situations when operated in proximity to other equipment and workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of construction industry fatalities involve heavy equipment. Hazards include workers being: Struck by moving equipment Crushed between equipment and other… Read more

Tire Safety Tips: Driving Safely and Legally on the Road

May 24th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

While the dangers of winter driving may be behind us, the hot summer months ahead have their own dangers. Depending on the climate, the time between mid-May and early October is when drivers will be seeing more and more treads lining the interstates. Tire blowouts are one of the most dangerous occurrences for drivers of… Read more