Author Archives: Alan Mann

About Alan Mann

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

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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Using Fleet Insurance Deductibles to Improve Safety

Fleet safety technology will lead to improved driver behavior and lowered accident rates.  Both fleets and fleet insurers would like to see safety technology implemented, but the key question often is who should pay for it? The answer, logically enough, … Continue reading

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How to Manage Fleet Speeding Without Speed Governors

What is a Speed Governor? A speed governor is a device that is to regulate and limit the top speed of a vehicle. Speed governors control the speed of an engine based on load requirements providing automatic limitation of speed. … Continue reading

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Using Commercial Fleet Insurance Deductibles to Improve Driver Safety

Fleet safety technology will lead to improved driver behavior and lowered accident rates.  Both fleets and fleet insurers would like to see safety technology implemented, but the key question often is who should pay for it? The answer, logically enough, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time and Space on Fleet Safety

Basics of Driving Safety At the most basic level, the one beginning concept that all technology and training ought to focus on is to make the driver continually have an awareness of maintaining a safe amount of time and a … Continue reading

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Strengthen and Enforce Your Fleet’s Cell Phone Policy

NLRB ruling helps but middle ground needed to mitigate cell phone usage liabilities while maintaining fleet operational efficiency Cell phones are ubiquitous, ingrained into our personal and professional lives, and clearly have the ability to provide significant improvement in driving … Continue reading

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A Key Tool for Commercial Auto Profitability

While AM Best reports that commercial auto insurers’ losses exceeded $4b in 2019 (continuing 10 years of worsening underwriting results), creative insurers are seeking to use technology to identify targeted insureds instead of just trying to price their way to … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Distraction Avoidance Technology is a Natural Fit for Workers Comp

From a workers compensation point of view, the most dangerous place for workers to be is in their commercial vehicle. A significant percentage of workers comp claims are related to auto accidents. While 5% of all workers comp claims are over $500k, … Continue reading

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Restarting Fleet Safety in 2020

As restrictions are slowly removed and fleets increase their levels of activity, it is important to keep a commitment to fleet safety, perhaps first emphasizing simple, low-cost solutions that can be implemented easily, require no incremental hardware, and require little … Continue reading

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