Distracted driving accounts for a high proportion of fatal car crashes and the sad truth is that most of these fatalities result from easily preventable causes.
The way we manage our companies is changing. Old methods are proving to be less effective and result in more loss than the new management tools available to us today.
Talking to the average semi-truck driver, you'll find that they're used to driving up to 3,000 miles a week. While you might only need to have your drivers moving supplies a few hundred miles a week, responsible drivers can take on those miles without incident. If you're looking to recruit the best drivers out there, you need to weed out distracted and reckless drivers from the talent pool.
Is your company consider switching to a mobile worker? There are many benefits of allowing your employees to work remote. Yet many managers seem to get intimidated by the idea of free-roaming employees.
While it's been a problem since the arrival of the first automobile, distracted driving has only gotten worse in recent years. This is due, in large part, to the many forms of modern technology which surround us.
In July of this year Kent Police caught 37 drivers using their mobile phones. In the same month the RAC’s research showed only 60% of drivers would stop using their phones while driving voluntarily even if they knew these could cause accidents. The RAC says “it was surprised the figure was not signifciantly higher given that consequences can be so severe in terms of the impact on human life."
To find out more about this read “Overcoming the Mobile Phone Menace with an App” an interview with Romex’s Sales Director, Steve Arscott in the September issue of the award-winning Roadway Magazine, the journal of the RHA Road Haulage Association.