You do just-in-time business to business delivery, hauling trailers of dairy products to stores. Just like with any transportation company, it’s time-sensitive. All professional driver accidents cost you money on claims, extra time between hauls, and an opportunity cost for hauling more. They might even cost you a client. You set aside a certain amount of revenue to new driver training every year to avoid losses. While that’s money that could go into marketing to find new clients, you rest easier knowing you’re doing the best you can to protect your drivers. But guess what? Despite the training, your drivers
Speeding might be the most common law broken. We’ve all been guilty at one point or another and it’s a common place occurrence that’s practically expected of drivers. Most of us can’t stand to drive behind someone who is coasting anywhere near the posted speed limit. So what do we do? Either tailgate or zoom passed them. READ MORE
I tune into NPR’s 90.3 Ideastream every morning on my way into work. I know, big surprise, a recent Literature graduate from a liberal arts school listens to NPR. Regardless, as you may know, they give a Cleveland traffic update a few times each morning, which usually goes like this: Traffic is slow on east shore way. Traffic is at a standstill on the interbelt going into downtown. 77 north is backed up all the way to Brecksville. It reminds me that I’m lucky to only deal with little ol’ Macedonia, OH traffic.
What I always pay special attention to, though, is how
Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,867 U.S. citizens died from fatal workplace injuries in 2015. It’s a major decrease from the early 90’s when the BLS found that 6,632 workers died between 1993 and 1994. Still, there was a slight increase from 2014 to 2015 in worker deaths. The popular opinion is that stricter safety regulations and more advanced job-related equipment continue to increase job safety for these deadliest professions, but safety experts disagree. Maybe we’ve reached a turning point?
While regulations and engineering most likely had a heavy hand in making jobs safer from the 90’s until now,