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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Raising Awareness, Creating Solutions, Protecting Fleet Drivers

In a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate preventable deaths and injuries, April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In recognition, Motion Intelligence is strengthening our mission to raise awareness of technology’s integral role in distracted driving – both as a problem and a solution. The Motion

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Why Younger Fleet Drivers Need Safe-Driving Technology to stop driving and texting

The supply chain crisis and nationwide driver shortage has resulted in a new federal apprenticeship program that will train drivers as young as 18 to drive multiton big rigs across state lines. The news has sparked concerns about the potential dangers associated with putting these younger drivers behind the wheel of such large vehicles with long driving hours. The program requires the young adults to complete 400 cumulative probationary hours with an experienced driver sitting passenger. This is great news for safety, but no matter the amount of training, distracted driving is an issue that requires active intervention after these young drivers finish their training.

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Top 4 Reasons to Prioritize Safety Technology Investments in 2022

From rising consumer prices to empty shelves to fleet driver shortages, the effects of the supply chain crisis are continuing to be felt in communities across the globe. Further compounding the problem is the latest surge in COVID-19, tightening the workforce availability across industries. One of the biggest obstacles remains a shortage of fleet drivers

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2021 Year in Review: Top Issues Impact Fleets and Safe Driving — Teen Drivers, Nuclear Verdicts, and the trucking supply Chain crisis

The United States is currently facing a trucking supply chain crisis. The phenomenon is rippling across the economy, weighing on growth and pushing up prices for consumers. Despite funds being directed toward alleviating the problem and inland facilities being converted into container yards, trucking remains a major bottleneck compounding the crisis.  The American Trucking Association

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Protect Your Fleet from $1 Billion Nuclear Verdicts by Addressing Technology Addiction with Proven Solutions to Prevent Distracted Driving

A recent record-breaking $900 million dollar nuclear verdict has set a new precedent for what fleets can face as a consequence of distracted driving and marks a rise in insurance premiums. Combined with potential new federal safety regulations, it is important now more than ever for fleet safety managers to take proactive steps to install

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Help Your Drivers Improve Safe Driving Behaviors: Announcing Our New Evvy Scoring & Rewards Program

The use of mobile devices while driving is a dangerous habit rooted in technology addiction. In a society driven by technological innovation, mobile device addiction is a problem that must be confronted with a solution that doesn’t negate the importance of technology or reduce our use of its beneficial connectivity.  Motion Intelligence’s distracted driving app,

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Tech Solutions for Tech Problems: Solving Smartphone Addiction with a Distracted Driving App

Despite fleet companies creating mobile device policies and installing in-cab cameras, accident rates continue to rise. Motion Intelligence is at the forefront of transforming the conversation around distracted driving by centering technology addiction as the root cause. Motion Intelligence gave a presentation about mobile device addiction at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), an

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You Don’t Have to Choose Between Driver Retention and Fleet Safety: A Distracted Driving Solution That Fleet Managers — and Drivers — Can Trust

In the crunch of this driver shortage, does it feel like you must choose between keeping your employees from using their phones unsafely while driving and keeping them as employees, period? Maybe you’ve experienced driver push-back when implementing other safety tools, like in-cab cameras? Maybe you’ve even heard an employee say, “If you ask me

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3 Tips to Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Distracted driving is a big problem — especially for commercial drivers who are on the road for long stretches of time. Accidents cost fleets in the United States about $2 billion annually, and insurance penalties for distracted driving have risen more than 10,000% over the past decade. Additionally, in the U.S. in 2019 alone, more than 3,000 people died in crashes involving distracted drivers with hundreds of thousands more people sustaining injuries.

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Putting a Focus on Fleet Safety

We’re sharing answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from fleet managers. Every April, the National Safety Council, the National Highway Transportation Association, and others participate in Distracted Driving Awareness Month by highlighting the disastrous impacts of distracted and dangerous driving behaviors.

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Motion Intelligence Distracted-Driving Solution Featured and Recommended by The Safe Driver

“I would highly recommend [Evvy] to any fleet manager or family of drivers. It was helping to mold the attitude of the younger drivers in my family and to change their cell phone habits behind the wheel,” says Scott Marshall, Director of Training for Young Drivers of Canada and publisher of the respected site, The Safe Driver, of the Motion Intelligence distracted-driving solution.

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