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Safety Programs with Monetary Incentives May Encourage Under-Reporting of Incidents

August 22, 2016

Do fleet safety incentives “dis-incentivize” the reporting of safety incidents, especially if employees are monetarily rewarded for achieving a low rate of incidents? Under the umbrella of these monetary-based safety incentive programs is not just cash or bonuses, but also award merchandise, award trips, paid days off, and upgraded vehicles or availability of driver amenity options. The question is whether they are potentially counter-productive to the intent of fleet safety programs?

Tags: Incentive Programs, Driver Scorecard, Recognition, Driver Behavior

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, August 22, 2016 10:28 AM | » Comments(0)

7 Reasons Why Vehicle Condition Should Not be Part of an Employee's Annual Job Review

June 18, 2016

If an employee threw trash all over the office floor, scratched the paint off the walls, broke the light bulbs, left holes and dents in the wallboard, and skipped routine maintenance on the copier until it overheated and broke, no manager would tolerate this abuse. Yet, that is exactly what some companies tolerate when drivers abuse their company-provided vehicles.

Tags: Resale Value, Driver Behavior, Fleet Policy, Vehicle Abuse

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2016 7:19 PM | » Comments(3)

How to Combat Driver Complacency Caused by Lower Fuel Prices

April 25, 2016

The prolonged drop in fuel prices shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future, which is positive since lower prices are making a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures. However, there is the risk that prolonged lower prices will result in driver complacency to being energy conscious with less focus on fuel-efficient driving.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, Emissions

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, April 25, 2016 8:47 AM | » Comments(1)

The Danger of Lower Fuel Prices

December 5, 2014

The recent drop in fuel prices has been as breathtaking as earlier run-up in prices. If sustained, these reduced fuel prices will begin to make a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures.

Tags: Tires, Driver Behavior, Fuel Costs, Personal Use

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, December 5, 2014 7:55 AM | » Comments(1)

Modifying Driver Behavior: The 'Last Mile' in Greening a Fleet

September 2, 2011

If you are constrained by equipment limitations, the "last mile" to achieving corporate sustainability objectives is modifying driver behavior. This is possibly the greatest opportunity available to fleet managers to green their fleets.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Eco-Driving, Green, Sustainability

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

The Best Green Fleet Strategy is to Reduce Fuel Consumption

June 15, 2011

If you want to green your fleet by reducing emissions, you need to decrease fuel consumption. Up to 30 percent of a vehicle's fuel efficiency is impacted by driver behavior. The way an employee drives make a big difference in the volume of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted by a company vehicle. Every unnecessary gallon of diesel burned creates 22.1 lbs. of CO2. The quickest way to reduce fuel consumption is to modify employee driving behavior.

Tags: Sustainability, Driver Behavior, Fuel Efficiency

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:49 AM | » Comments(0)

The Weak Link in Corporate Sustainability is the Driver

November 9, 2010

Despite a slow economy, many companies (especially multi-nationals) remain fully committed to achieving self-imposed sustainability targets, which invariably include their fleet operations. However, many fleet programs place a greater focus on modifying the "asset" versus modifying driver behavior.

Tags: Sustainability, Driver Behavior

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:05 AM | » Comments(3)

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