Procedural Knowledge – Those are big words!

I recently reviewed a paper, “How Students Learn — and How We Can Help Them,” by John F. Kihlstrom, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. While reading the paper, I was educated on a term – Procedural Knowledge. It was defined as, “knowledge of skills and rules, how to do things, which can be represented…

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Distracted Driving is Here to Stay, Unless…

If you pay any attention to the media – print, TV, radio, or online, you know that Millennials are constantly evaluated and compared to other generations. This recent radio interview on Wisconsin Public Radio is no different. This interview highlighted a recent study – AAA Survey Finds Young Millennials Are Biggest Offenders Of Distracted Driving…

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Driver Behavior, Looking Back to Move Forward

Early use of Red Light Cameras may have not taken driver behavior into consideration, however we can use its history to move forward. Many of you may have witnessed these while driving or perhaps seen TV specials associated with such cameras and the revenue ($500 per violation) they bring to a city versus the actual benefit associated…

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Wearables + driver behavior = too much?

More and more articles are focusing on tech companies proposing wearables as potential solutions to the high number of accidents experienced on our roadways by influencing driver behavior. Smartwatches are able to monitoring driver behavior and provide navigation. Taps on the wrist permit the watches to alert drivers when they are speeding or notify the driver…

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Driver Behavior Has a Big Brother – Technology

My presence at Geotab Connect 2017 was a great view through the window of innovation within the realm of driver behavior and telematics. Driver behavior is influenced by a multitude of factors. As a result, numerous technologies have, and are being developed to assist in influencing better behavior. Multiple Geotab marketplace partners were on display…

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Winter Weather and Poor Driving Behavior

Winter is upon us, which requires our fleets driving behavior to adjust. According to the folks at safewinterdriving.org, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 killed every year on snowy, slushy or icy pavement. The associated costs of snowstorms to states is as much as $700 million per day in both direct and…

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Why NOT to Wait for the ELD Mandate

On December 10, 2015, the FMCSA announced the long awaited decision regarding the required use of an electronic logging device to keep records of duty status. Now that the ELD mandate has been published, the next steps are to move toward compliance, right? Not necessarily. For some carriers, the passing…

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