Developed with Safe Fleet, paper delves into latest and best solutions for optimizing fleet safety
MONTREAL, Canada – October 18, 2016 – FleetMind Solutions, in collaboration with Safe Fleet, today published an industry white paper entitled: “Fleet Safety Best Practices: Learning from Other Industries”. This white paper looks at fleet safety trends from other industries to glean insights into the latest and best solutions toward optimizing fleet safety.
“Fleet safety is a number one priority for all sorts of fleets—public transit, emergency, work and industrial, military vehicles and more,” said John Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “While fleet functions may differ, they share many commonalities in terms of safety requirements. Understanding how other industry verticals employ solutions to mitigate risks and improve safety can be beneficial to all.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities in the
U.S. jumped 7.7 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. Further data indicates that 94
percent of crashes are tied to human error or faulty decision-making. Significantly, many reported incidents are “struck by” accidents, which involve pedestrians being struck by a moving garbage or dump truck. According to statistics, nearly 30 percent of such accidents are due to vehicle reversing without adequate visibility, blind spot checking or warning sounds.
“Every fleet manager thinks about safety non-stop,” said Martin Demers, Vice-President of FleetMind Solutions. “This white paper identifies key pain points and how these are being addressed by various fleet types. For waste fleets, understanding how other vertical markets have tackled their safety issues can help inform improved safety initiatives and approaches.”
“Fleet Safety Best Practices: Learning from Other Industries” is available for download at: http://www.fleetmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FleetMind-FleetSafetyBestPractices-WhitePaper.pdf
FleetMind Solutions is the award-winning technology leader for connected smart truck solutions for waste management fleets. FleetMind develops the industry’s most advanced fleet management solutions specifically for waste and recycling environments. FleetMind systems have been successfully installed in thousands of vehicles across North America to link waste and recycling fleet operations to their drivers and vehicles in real-time to ensure optimal productivity, safety, sustainability, profitability and customer service. FleetMind is now a member of the Safe Fleet family. For more information, visit: www.fleetmind.com. To learn about the portfolio of brands owned by FleetMind’s parent company, Safe Fleet, visit: www.safefleet.net.
About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military. With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.
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