Fleet Safety

Eyes (and Mind) On The Road and Hands On The Wheel

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January 9th, 2013

Anything that diverts your attention away from the main task of driving is a distraction. Basically, anything that takes your eyes/mind off the road or your hands off the wheel. This includes cell phone usage, eating, talking, listening to disruptive music, applying make-up, tending to children and navigation systems. Not Just Texting – Any Cell Phone Usage» Read Full Article

Fictitious Letters From Julie Weynel, Senior Procurement Officer – DOT

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March 27th, 2012

There has been another round of fraudulent letters issued to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contractors and potential contractors purporting to be issued by DOT.  This new string of letters appears to be from the “U.S. Department of Transportation Procurement Office” and signed by a fictitious name of “Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.” The letters» Read Full Article

Fleet Safety Essentials – It’s About The Driver!

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February 27th, 2012

Three key fleet safety elements all revolve around the driver: Distracted Driver Policies; Driver Selection and Defensive Driver Training. Distracted Driver Policies: Texting, talking on the cell phone and even use of hands-free devices produce higher accident rates than drunk driving. Developing an internal policy to restrict that type of behavior while your employees are» Read Full Article

School Transportation Issues are Tough Subject

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February 25th, 2012

Schools today walk a fine line between wanting to trim expenses, yet get their students to an event in a safe manner. R&R Insurance can assist Wisconsin schools in creating transportation plans and alternatives that meet the needs of the school and keep the students and staff safe. Learn more about transportation options with R&R Insurance» Read Full Article

School Bus Risk Management

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January 30th, 2012

The school transportation department of Redondo Beach, CA developed this list of thought provoking questions for school bus risk management. If your district suffers a serious school bus accident, be prepared to answer these types of questions: What Specific Steps Must a Person Take to  Become a School Bus Driver? Is there a specific initial» Read Full Article

Negligent Entrustment of a Vehicle

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March 8th, 2011

A legal aspect that your company should be aware of when hiring drivers is negligent entrustment. There is no law that states you have to check the MVR of any applicant. But there might as well be, because there is precedent law on the books that indicates if you don’t, then you may be held» Read Full Article

Dynamic Fleet Safety Programs

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August 20th, 2010

A fleet of any size (simply the use of vehicles in a company or organization), is an exposure which can generate losses for the organization in all four categories: property, human resources, liability and net income. Risk managers recognize the importance of well-designed and properly implemented fleet safety programs. The new twist is that new technology» Read Full Article