Trevose, PA, July 2, 2013 — Inconsistent fleet safety policy enforcement and lack of senior leadership support are common pitfalls to avoid in creating a fleet safety culture, according to CEI’s Brian Kinniry.
Mr. Kinniry, the company’s manager of risk and safety services, is quoted in the cover story of the June issue of Automotive Fleet, “9 Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating a Safety Culture.”
The article points out that effective fleet safety policies must be regularly updated and internally consistent. “In addition to the policy itself being consistent, it needs to be consistently enforced, and in a timely manner,” Mr. Kinniry pointed out. “Always treating drivers the same way for the same violations helps protect the fleet sponsor from liability. holding drivers accountable as soon as possible after their…violations is vital to changing driver behavior,” he noted.
Senior management must also make clear to employees that safety isn’t a secondary consideration, according to Mr. Kinniry. “All employees need to know that senior management views fleet safety…has a major impact on how well [the company] performs,” he said.
To see the full article, please visit: http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/article/story/2013/06/planning-to-implement-a-safety-program-avoid-these-9-pitfalls.aspx
Trevose, PA, August 9, 2012 — The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced today an enhancement to its online DriverCare Risk ManagerTM application designed to raise fleet drivers’ awareness of their safety record.
Called “My Driver Center,” the enhancement is a boldly redesigned fleet driver home page that immediately shows drivers their risk rating and how it compares to the ratings of the entire fleet driver workforce.
“ We believe that accident prevention programs are most effective when drivers are aware of all of the events contained in their driving record, including how they compare to their peers as well,” said Brian Kinniry, CEI manager of risk and safety solutions. “Drivers need to have a clear understanding of how their record relates to fleet policy and how future events could affect their health and safety in addition to their employment.”
The new home page has been redesigned so that after logging in, fleet drivers see an array of clickable icons for every feature of the DriverCare Risk Manager application. The biggest icon is a pie chart that shows the percentage of drivers in each of a fleet’s three or four risk categories, with the one the driver is in highlighted. Continue reading “CEI Raises Drivers’ Awareness of their Safety Record with New DriverCare Risk Manager™ Home Page”
Trevose, PA, August 7, 2012 – Requiring new fleet drivers to take safety training is one of the ten best ways to reduce fleet accidents. That’s the message Brian Kinniry, CEI manager of risk and safety delivers in the latest issue of Fleet Financials magazine.
Requiring new fleet drivers to take safety training was one of three of the ideas Mr. Kinniry offered in the article entitled “Driver Training Improves Safety & Bolsters Bottom Line,” in the July/August issue of the magazine.
“Before new employees get behind the wheel, they should know what the company’s safety policy is and be familiar with the vehicle with some level of behind-the-wheel training and online training as well,” Mr. Kinniry said. He explained that the practice ensures that new drivers know that the employer places a high value on driving safety and helps eliminate bad driving habits before they take root.
Additional best practices Kinniry cited include the assignment of remedial training with 24 to 48 hours after the fleet becomes aware of a traffic ticket or accident, and involving field managers in the delivery of driver training and monitoring of their direct employees driving behavior.
For the full text of the article, visit: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ff_20120708/index.php?startid=28