Author Archives: Alan Mann

About Alan Mann

Driver risk scoring/coaching/cell phone distraction avoidance/driver behavior expert.

The Science Behind Cell Phone Addiction

Key Takeaways Cell phone addiction is purposeful by design. Technologists have been highly effective at creating an addictive environment for cell phone users. Cell phone misuse is vastly underestimated. Studies have shown that driver distraction — especially cell phone distraction … Continue reading

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Why Companies Face Significant Fleet Insurance Challenges

Every commercial fleet has a significant problem now and a growing problem in the future regarding the availability and cost of fleet insurance. This problem continues a negative pattern many years in the making. If you are fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Speeding for Commercial Fleets

Key Takeaways on Cost of Speeding for Fleets Fleets should be focused on minimizing the impact of excessive speeding in a commercial vehicle, which negatively impacts fuel efficiency as well as driving risk and accidents, and ultimately, the availability and … Continue reading

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Reducing Fleet Fuel Costs with Speed Management

Fleet fuel efficiency is defined as “a measure of how much a vehicle will convert energy in fuel to kinetic energy to travel”. The opportunity for fleet fuel management is that driving at lower speeds, especially as speed exceeds 50 … Continue reading

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Safety Solutions for Fleet Vehicles

There are many viable safety solutions for fleet vehicles to improve driver behavior and lessen the probability of an accident.  All of these fleet safety products can help to varying degrees and at differing price points.  To get the most … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Crisis Solutions for Improving Fleet Safety

Global Supply Chain Issues and Fleet Management Knowing the technology assistance is out there is one thing, but it does little good if that technology is not deliverable to the fleet. That is exactly what is happening now.  Global supply … Continue reading

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3 Approaches to Commercial Driver Safety: Stop, Warn or Coach?

A comparison of in-vehicle driver safety technology “True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.” – Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback With increasing accident rates, increasing accident settlement costs, … Continue reading

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Safe Driving Tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

During the month of April which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we should be reminded that a significant portion of on-the-job fleet accidents are directly attributed to driver distraction. In a recent report from Property Casualty 360, it is stated … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why Fleet Drivers Should Be Using Company Provided Cell Phones

Why the corporate cell phone improves security and driver fleet safety With the rapid proliferation and expanded use of cell phones, employees are typically having greater and greater access to privileged company information.  The security of confidential company information may … Continue reading

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What do Nuclear Verdicts Mean for Fleets and the Fleet Insurance Ecosystem?

Upward-trending nuclear verdicts should be very concerning to the entire fleet insurance ecosystem around commercial auto/trucking, in addition, of course, to the fleet itself. Across the country, we are clearly seeing a tremendous increase in negative financial judgments, often with … Continue reading

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