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11 Tips for Driving in Inclement Weather

From blizzards to thick fog to thunderstorms, hazardous weather happens in every season, and it can pose a serious risk to all drivers. When the weather turns nasty, the safest choice is often to stay off the road altogether, but hanging up your keys isn’t always an option for fleet drivers.

Adverse weather can lead to reduced visibility and decreased steering ability and traction, as well as increase the amount of time and space it takes to come to a complete stop. Seasonal maintenance can help your business’s vehicles safely navigate whatever weather conditions the season has to offer, but the most effective way to stay safe during perilous weather is to adjust your expectations and driving behavior accordingly.

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Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Winter is hard on your business’s vehicles. Between road salt, blizzards, and frigid temperatures, harsh winter weather can take a toll on everything from your vehicle’s body to its internal components and even the interior cabin. Mid-season maintenance can help your vehicles withstand winter, but when the snow melts, a spring check-up is the best thing you can do to keep your business running smoothly until the mercury drops again.

To help reduce fuel consumption, improve driver safety, and increase the lifespan of your vehicles, we’ve created a checklist of essential springtime vehicle maintenance tasks. Whether you pass this list on to your drivers or use your GPS tracking system to create automated maintenance reminders, these tips can help keep your fleet vehicles in top condition all season long, even if your business doesn’t operate in a wintery climate.

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How To Limit Pothole Damage & Keep Your Vehicles On the Road

Drivers, rejoice! Spring is nearly here. But when the snow (finally) stops falling and the temperature begins to rise, there’s a new hazard to keep your eyes open for: potholes.

Potholes form when moisture collects in the small holes and cracks in the road surface. When this moisture freezes in cold temperatures, it expands; when it thaws, it contracts. This process of expansion and contraction weakens the road surface and leads to breakage that, when combined with the weight of passing cars, can lead to potholes.

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What is a Fleet Safety Policy & Why Does Your Business Need One?

Seat belts save nearly 12,000 lives and prevent 325,000 serious injuries every year. Fleet managers will agree that driver safety is paramount, but how do you maintain a safe workplace when your employees work in the field?

Fleet managers can’t keep their eyes on their employees at all times, so they often rely on GPS tracking devices to see how drivers are acting on the road. However, the key to creating a lasting culture of safety in your workplace is to formalize a fleet safety policy and clearly communicate these expectations to every employee.

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7 Mid-winter Tune-up Tips to Keep your Vehicles Running Smoothly All Season Long

The days might be getting longer, but we’re still firmly entrenched in the icy, snowy, slushy depths of winter.

Fleet drivers don’t have the luxury of staying off the road when the snow is falling. Driving in inclement weather can be stressful for drivers, but it can also be hard on your vehicles.

Routine maintenance is the key to keeping your vehicles operating smoothly and safely all season long. With GPS tracking devices, it’s easy to make sure your drivers complete routine maintenance on a regular basis by simply inputting maintenance schedules and creating automated text message or email alerts. Maintenance schedules can be created based on miles travelled, hours of use, or scheduled dates. Continue Reading

How to Address Unsafe Driving Habits in 5 Simple Steps

Addressing unsafe driving habits can be an awkward experience for both business managers and drivers, but disciplining (or rewarding!) your drivers is an essential component of any effective fleet safety program.

It can be tempting to avoid confrontation by turning a blind eye to common, unsafe driving behaviors like speeding and harsh braking, but these habits can lead to collisions and other moving violations that can be extremely costly to your business. Continue Reading