The TRUCE Blog

How to Successfully Manage Fleet Driver Safety

Fleet Driver Safety Management is all about implementing and sustaining a safe driving culture in a business. Of course, the responsibility for safe driving comes down to the employee behind the wheel, but a safe driving program or a fleet safety policy is only as...

The Best Fleet Driver Safety Tips for Fleet Managers

Let’s assume your safe driving policy is in place. It’s a comprehensive, all-inclusive policy that adheres to the National Safety Council’s recommendations for an organization-wide policy prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Its a best-practices policy...

The Next Wave of Workforce Performance and Safety

The Importance of Context in Successfully Enforcing Mobile Device Usage Policies When the iPhone first launched, it was with the slogan “This Changes Everything”. Prophetic words. As we look back, while smartphones may not have changed everything, there is no doubt...

Everything There Is To Know About Distracted Driving Apps

Cell phones have quickly become essential tools in the modern world, keeping us connected to every aspect of our hectic lives. However, their use has without doubt also played a major role in the increase of distracted driving incidents worldwide. According to the...

Top 5 Distractions to Concern H&S Managers in Commercial Driving

All companies with commercial vehicles on the road need to come to grips with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)* regulations in relation to distracted driving. The first step for any health and safety manager is to identify the most common...

Top 5 “Must Haves” in a Commercial Distracted Driving Policy

Distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of workplace deaths in the U.S., accounting for over 40,000 deaths in 2016, which is a 14% increase from 2014 the largest increase in more than 50 years. Driver distraction is a significant contributor to truck crashes, and...

Create A Safe Driving Culture: Beyond Changing Hearts and Minds

Recently I had lunch with friend who spent more than 20 years as a safety and health executive for a Fortune 100 company in the trucking industry. As part of his former role, he oversaw the fleet drivers for the company, ensuring their compliance with things like...

Ten Reasons to Stop Distracted Driving: A CEO Perspective

Over the past few years, technology has completely changed the way that people lead their lives. Mobile devices and the internet has made the business world more connected than ever; however, this does not come without its risks. Distracted driving has occupied the...

Need a Nudge?

When it comes to decision making, humans can often be irrational and illogical. I'm sure most of us would admit we've been that way on occasion, but never about things that are important. Untrue, says Richard Thaler. The renowned American economist and Nobel prize...

The Target Is on Your Back

The good news about having branded vehicles is that people know about your company. It is the face of your company to the public. That is also the bad news if your drivers are distracted behind the wheel. Distracted driving in commercial fleets is a well-known...

Where Does Worker Safety Start and End?

Where does worker safety start and end? You hire employees that are vetted and seemingly lower risk. You train the employees extensively, including safety training as a part of your comprehensive safety program. You develop and publish corporate safety policies,...