Distracted Driving Awareness Training for Dickinson Employees

DickinsonFleet Apr 24th, 2017 Company News

DFS Online Training CenterWe’ve been talking a lot about distracted driving here lately, and for good reason. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. But truth be told, distracted driving deserves extra attention ALL the time; especially throughout the transportation industry. It’s that big of a deal. And it’s THAT important to the safety of ALL of our employees and clients.

That’s why we have partnered with SafetyServe.com to provide us with the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Online program. We are making completion of this online course mandatory for all of our employees AND we’re taking it a step further by offering incentives to those that complete it first.

Safety has been and continues to be a top priority at Dickinson Fleet Services. Understanding the statistics that show cell phone usage results in thousands of deaths each year and that using a cell phone makes people four times as likely to crash only echoes this safety focus.

The other eye opening piece to distracted driving is that fact that:

– 47% of drivers believe it is safe to send a text either manually or via voice-dictation systems.

– 45% say they feel pressure from employers to check email while driving; however, 44 percent say they have crashed in the last three years while they were either commuting or traveling for business.

Education is the first step in changing this way of thinking and that’s why Dickinson Fleet is offering the following incentives to our employees for completion of this training.

First two Mobile PCs to complete the course will receive $1,000.00 to their P&L. Each technician will also receive a $25.00 gift card.

DFS Large shops – Indianapolis, Doraville, Pennsburg

First shop to complete the course will receive $1000.00 to their P&L. Each employee of the shop will also receive a $25.00 gift card.

Other DFS Locations – Cincy, Allentown, Houston, Dallas, Holland, Orlando, Tampa, Miami

First shop to complete the course will receive $1000.00 to their P&L. Each employee of the shop will also receive a $25.00 gift card.

We have no doubt that this training will make an impact. It’s eye opening information and encouraging our employees to pause for a moment to give it their full attention is a top priority. While April is the official Distracted Driving Awareness month, our employees and clients can expect this topic to be a focus all throughout the year.

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Dickinson Fleet is the nation’s leader in mobile truck maintenance and repair. We currently have 230 mobile trucks equipped with state of the art technology visiting our customers nightly in nearly every major city in the country.

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