Our culture of constant connectivity puts fleet driver safety at risk as distracted driving continues to be a growing problem for fleets. Technology plays an inventive and necessary role in the development of our society, but the resulting incidents of distracted driving are not a problem we need to accept as a necessary cost of
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Although the worst of the pandemic looks to be behind us, the effects of ongoing global crises are still presenting unprecedented challenges for fleets. Supply chain issues that began during the pandemic, arising partly from a mass shortage of fleet drivers, are expected to persist through 2022. With a returning workforce of fleet drivers and
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 the integral role that technology plays in distracted driving – both as a problem and a
Giving Fleets the Freedom and Flexibility They Need in a Distracted Driving Safety Solution: Presenting Evvy Multi-Passenger
Evvy Multi-Passenger Is the Latest in a Series of Product Features Customized for Fleets We at Motion Intelligence work with our customers – fleets of all sizes – to fine-tune our product to their specific needs. As the people who use and depend on our technology, we are listening to what fleets need out of
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.
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
2021 Year in Review: Top Issues Impact Fleets and Safe Driving — Teen Drivers, Nuclear Verdicts, and the Supply Chain Crisis
The United States is currently facing a 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 has
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 stand to face as a consequence of distracted driving and marks a raise 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
Technology plays an innovative and necessary role in our development. However, issues like distracted driving are not problems we need to accept as a necessary byproduct of our tech-driven society. Distracted driving can be eliminated, but it will require that we first understand the root of the problem: addiction. Studies have proven that we “reach
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,
Commercial fleets may soon be required to implement certain safety practices and technologies with officials pursuing federal safety regulations. Many fleets, hoping to ensure compliance with any regulations and ease a transition to mandatory action, are voluntarily adopting safety solutions. Now is the perfect time to get your fleet ready for these changes by strengthening
Tech Solutions for Tech Problems: CJ Meurell on 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. CJ Meurell, Motion Intelligence’s CRO, is at the forefront of transforming the conversation around distracted driving by centering technology addiction as the root cause. CJ delivered a presentation about mobile device addiction at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference
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
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.
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.
Motion Intelligence, a leading producer of distracted-driving prevention solutions, announced availability of the Evvy App and MotionIQ Evvy Manager Dashboard on the Geotab Marketplace, a go-to source for organizations seeking to better manage their fleets.
We think defining a policy is the most important step in getting your entire fleet on the same page about safe driving behaviors. While a policy alone is not always a deterrent, having a clear mobile device and cell phone policy in place helps set expectations for driver behavior on the job and ensures drivers
FAQ: If we are already using in-cab cameras, why would our fleet need a distracted-driving prevention app?
While in-cab cameras are terrific at recording events inside a vehicle and providing records for fleet managers, they do not prevent distracted-driving accidents caused by drivers’ unsafe use of their mobile devices while behind the wheel. This is why fleet managers need a more comprehensive, preventative solution.
FAQ: What should a fleet do about drivers who don’t want to put a safe-driving app on their personal phones?
By Chief Revenue Officer CJ Meurell; Chief Technology Officer Robert Azzi; and Major Accounts Executive & Sr. Sales Engineer James Curnel The biggest concern we hear from our fleet customers is that drivers who use their personal phones on the job are worried about privacy risks with adding an app on their phones. We get
Motion Intelligence launched its new business entity in Shinjuku, Japan, under the leadership of its Japan Country Manager, Shinji Uchida.
Motion Intelligence’s distracted-driving solution is more advanced than the competition, offering better customization, innovation and integration.
Fleet driver safety is put at risk with our modern culture of constant connectivity — distracted driving is a growing problem for drivers and fleets. Fleet managers should protect their brand by building an intentional safety culture — and the Motion Intelligence software solution can help.
Japan has passed new traffic laws with stricter penalties for distracted driving, and Motion Intelligence is teaming up with Mizuho to increase fleet safety and protect citizens.
“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.
The Motion Intelligence solution prevents distracted driving, which will help keep everyone safer.
Motion Intelligence is on the road toward expanded expertise and improved market access after adding new members, including industry and tech experts, to its Board of Advisors. (photo source)
Cell phone use while driving is on the rise, especially among teens, but so are insurance premiums. Parents, drivers and insurance companies are coming together to balance safety, fun, and opportunity.