How to Strengthen Your Fleet Safety Program

The nose of a white delivery truck on the left side of the picture, with a parking lot and a fleet of blue and green long-haul trucks in the background.If you’re a company that uses a fleet to conduct its business – whether it be for delivery or a service like waste management – you likely know how costly an accident or personal injury can be. If you don’t take the necessary precautions when it comes to your drivers and company vehicles, you’re putting your employees’ and business’s welfare at risk. That’s why it’s essential to foster a safe working environment by specifically designing a safety program for your fleet. Let’s review some must-have elements to strengthen your fleet safety program to protect yourself against liability from accidents. [Read more…]

Tips for When Your Car is Stuck in the Snow

The front end of a black car stuck in snow with a person using a blue shovel to clear the snow in front of the tires.For many residents, a blizzard often isn’t an excuse to stay in. With many people working vital jobs, it’s important to know how to free your car from a mound of snow. Veteran drivers in the northern US likely know a thing or two about freeing their vehicle in winter, but for new drivers or those new to the wintery climate, it’s wise to brush up on the topic before it happens to you. As this is an all-too-common occurrence in New England, let’s go over some tips for when your car is stuck in the snow. [Read more…]

Avoiding Car Accidents Through Situational Awareness

A man in a car adjusting his rear view mirror to enhance his situational awareness while drivingSituational awareness is a term that is thrown around a lot, but many people often don’t understand the true complexity of this safe-driving habit. The power of observation while driving takes practice. As your sensory perception builds over time, you’ll be able to pick up on anomalies in the environment that could lead to danger. Since this habit relies on a combination of personal experiences and your alertness, it may be difficult to imagine honing this skill. In this blog, we will provide some tips on learning to avoid car accidents through situational awareness. [Read more…]

Safety Tips While Driving with Pets

A dog in a cloth carriage restrained in the rear seat of a car using a pet leash, signifying keeping your pet safe while driving.Animal-lovers tend to think of pets as members of the family. Pet owners will often take their dog or cat along with them to the local groomer, pet store, or even on road trips. However, whereas humans can take precautions when driving, such as fastening their seatbelt, it’s much more difficult to impart the same level of safety for our pets. Seeing as animals can often be rambunctious and unpredictable, it’s best to become aware of some safety tips while driving with pets. [Read more…]

How Telematics Affect Your Auto Insurance

Car dashboard with neon interface communicating telematics affect on auto insuranceYour personal information is precious, so when insurance companies began introducing incentives for policyholders to install tracking devices – also known as telematics – in their vehicles, the public was justifiably wary. But if you can look past the myths of telematics, you can discover the benefits these devices provide to both drivers and insurance providers. Whether you are still suspicious or are looking to install one of these devices in your vehicle, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the ways telematics work and affect your auto insurance. [Read more…]

4 Rules for Sharing the Roads with Trucks

This time of the year brings a lot of traffic – it seems as though the roads become more populated every day. There are drivers rushing to get to work, those drivers tailgating the people taking a casual drive, and trucks carrying loads of inventory. Roads during the holidays are filled with trucks carrying gifts, food for grocery stores, or just more of their regular inventory. It is important that drivers in cars learn how to safely share the road with truck drivers. [Read more…]