CEI’s Ken Latzko to Speak on Innovations in Preventing Fleet Accidents at NAFA I&E 2016

Trevose, PA , April 15, 2016 – Cutting edge methods to change fleet driver behavior to prevent accidents is the focus of a presentation Ken Latzko, senior director of sales for the CEI Group, Inc. , will make to attendees at the NAFA Institute and Exposition in Austin, TX, on Wednesday, April 20, at 1:15 P.M., Central Standard Time.

Mr. Latzko will be part of a two-member panel addressing “The Root Cause of Crashes: Actions Fleet Managers Must Take.” The other panel member will be Phillip Moser, vice president at Advanced Driver Training Services.

Mr. Moser will open the presentation by analyzing several real-life highway collisions to demonstrate their underlying causes, and discuss the role of driver training and fleet safety culture in reducing fleet accident rates.

Mr. Latzko will discuss how technology and the principles of human behavioral science are helping to create new ways to make fleet drivers safer, better drivers. Among the innovations he will discuss are crash prevention technology, autonomous vehicles, telematics and predictive analytics.

About CEI

CEI, a fleet driver management company, is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers.… Read more

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CEI Highlighting Its Advanced Fleet Safety Capabilities at RIMS 2016

Trevose, PA April 6 2016 – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will showcase its latest advances in fleet safety and risk management – including integrated telematics, continuous driver monitoring and predictive analytics – at the Risk Management Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA, next week. CEI will be exhibiting in Booth #301 at the San Diego Convention Center, April 10 through 13.

“With accident rates rising, it’s more important than ever that fleets have the sharpest tools available to identify who their high-risk drivers are and to intervene with them as soon as they reach that level,” said Brian Kinniry, CEI’s senior director of strategic services.

Fleets often face a “Big Data” challenge when they adopt telematics systems which, in addition to helping fleets track and schedule vehicles, generate safety-related data, such as speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking events, Mr. Kinniry said. “CEI overcomes the challenge by importing that data into a fleet’s safety program, so it’s readily available for remedial action in driver files,” he explained.

CEI’s new predictive analytics model is a departure from standard fleet driver risk assessment methods, Mr. Kinniry said. “The model takes in more types of data and a longer driver history, and resembles the way in which auto insurance companies assess risk and set premiums for drivers,” he said.… Read more

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David Wallace, “The Safety Guy,” to Speak at CEI’s NAFA I&E Booth

Trevose, PA March 25, 2016 – Nationally renowned safety expert David Wallace will be the featured speaker at The CEI Group Inc.’s booth at the NAFA Institute and Exposition in Austin, TX, next month.

Mr. Wallace, an assistant prosecutor and pioneer in traffic safety, founded one of the country’s first Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor program. He will speak on “The Four Steps to Creating a Traffic Safety Culture at Work” at 11 am on both Wednesday, April 20st, and Thursday April 21nd at CEI’s Booth # 501, and will be available to meet and greet visitors and answer questions before and after his talk. Mr. Wallace is affiliated with the Justice Speakers Institute.

CEI will be stressing throughout the event that fleets can reduce their accident rates by as much as 35% and save millions of dollars year with the right safety culture and systems that focus on changing driver behavior. Supported by case studies, CEI will also demonstrate that it’s possible for fleets to reduce their net accident repair expenditures by nearly 80%.

“With accident rates and traffic fatalities rising, and the epidemic of distracted driving showing no signs of weakening, it’s more important than ever that fleets adopt the most powerful safety culture and tools to prevent traffic accidents,” said CEI’s Ken Latzko, senior director of sales, who will lead CEI’s conference team.… Read more

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Global Fleet Safety Veterans Share Optimistic Outlook at CEI’s Global Fleet Driver Management Workshop

Trevose, PA, March 13, 2016 – Global fleet safety performance can be significantly improved by uniform adoption of driver assessment methods, training and procedures for intervention with high-risk drivers, in spite of driving cultures that vary from country to country.

That was the consensus that emerged among the fleet professionals from around the world who attended CEI’s Global Fleet Driver Management Workshop in Philadelphia, PA last week to share their experiences and offer insights into to create and manage a global fleet safety program.

The three-day event was held at the Hotel Sofitel and drew guests and speakers from across North America, Europe and Latin America. Among the fleets that were represented included AkzoNobel, BristolMyers Squibb, Ecolab, Merck, Mondelez International, and others.

“The case studies presented by the speakers confirmed that while there may be obstacles to establishing a unified approach to fleet safety, they can be overcome when corporate fleet executives take the right steps,” said workshop host Wayne Smolda, President and CEO of the CEI Group, Inc. The key, he said, is demonstrating that a program has had success in saving lives and reducing accidents in a major country, and adapting that paradigm to each country in which a multinational fleet operates.… Read more

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CEI Awarded I-Car Gold Status for Excellence in Auto Collision Appraisal

Trevose, PA, March 2, 2016 – The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has earned Gold Class designation for excellence in automobile collision repair appraisal expertise from the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), a non-profit education and training organization, the company announced today.

I-CAR says Gold Class status is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry, and has been awarded to only 10% of the industry’s repair shops. I-CAR was founded in 1979 as a non-profit alliance representing the six segments of the collision industry, including repair, insurance, manufacturing, education, suppliers and related industry services.

CEI provides accident repair management services to automotive fleets all across North America. The I-Car designation was earned by CEI’s Quality Control Department, lead by Greg Neuman, which consists of 15 licensed physical damage appraisers who review every repair estimate for savings on parts, labor and ensuring that the repair is safe and meets industry standards.

To earn Gold Status, appraisers must take courses in the latest repair techniques and technology in I-CAR’s professional development program and pass a rigorous series of tests. The courses cover every aspect of collision repair, including repairs on hybrid vehicles, advanced materials like aluminum and high-strength steel, safety restraint systems, electrical damage, refinishing , identifying loss recovery potential, and assessing and repairing damage due to hail, theft and vandalism.… Read more

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