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CEI to Present Its Government Fleet Accident Management Services at FLAGFA’s 2014 Fall Conference

Trevose, PA, August 28, 2014 – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will demonstrate its government fleet accident management services at next week’s Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) 2014 Fall Conference, the company announced today.

Kathi Croze, CEI’s national sales manager for the government fleet market, will represent the company at the three-day conference at the Trade Winds Islands Resort in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. The conference will be held from Wednesday, September 3, through Friday, September, with its trade exhibit on Thursday afternoon.

CEI provides accident management services to a growing number of government fleets across the United States, including, in Florida, the City of Gainesville and Sarasota County. Ms. Croze will present the company’s services for government fleets, which include collecting all accident documentation and imagery; 24-hour assignment of damaged vehicles to pre-qualified repair shops; auditing of all repair estimates for potential savings; monitoring and expediting repairs; pursuit of damage recovery from third-party drivers, and online access to real-time repair program data and program reports.

“Government fleets that outsource their accident repair programs find they manage their time more efficiently, reduce vehicle downtime, stretch the taxpayer’s dollar, streamline and digitize their data and documentation, and have fingertip access to in-depth analytical reports,” said Ms.… Read more

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Avoid These Pitfalls When Creating a Fleet Safety Culture

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… Read more

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Truck Fleets Missing Opportunities to Cut Accident Costs, CEI’s Luann Dunkerley Tells Executives

Trevose, PA, January 27, 2012 – The trucking industry may be missing opportunities to reduce the cost of accidents by millions of dollars.  That’s the message Luann Dunkerley, CEI’s manager of business development for truck fleet services, told a gathering of private truck fleet executives in Jacksonville, Florida last week.

 Ms. Dunkerley made the remarks at a meeting of the National Private Truck Council Institute’s safety committee on Friday, January 20. A veteran of the trucking industry, including a career of more than 20 years at Ryder System, Inc, Ms. Dunkerley was named to the Institute’s board of governors last year.

 Ms. Dunkerley said that even among the most advanced truck fleets, a significant percentage of collision repair expenses aren’t traced to documented accidents.  “A number of fleets don’t track incidents for small damages, but they can add up to a big number,” she said, citing the example of one major fleet that doesn’t track damages below $325.

 

According to figures released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2009 property damage-only collisions cost commercial vehicle operators $5 billion, or about $15,000 per accident. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” she said.

 Dunkerley said that keeping cumulative records of minor damage, like broken mirrors or cracked bumpers, could alert fleet managers to change to equipment more resistant to damage.… Read more

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CEI Employees Gave $1,500 for Children’s Holiday Gifts

Trevose, PA, January 20, 2012 – Employees of the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) raised more than $1,500 in cash and gifts to make the recent winter holidays brighter for disadvantaged area children.

The donations included $835 in cash and more than $700 in new toys, dolls, games and electronics to Bethanna, a children’s charitable organization based in Southampton, PA. It was the fifth year that CEI employees played Santa Claus for children supported by Bethanna, including orphans, adopted and foster children. For more information about the charity, visit www.bethanna.org.

CEI employs some 200 people at its Bucks County, PA headquarters. CEI’s “Fish Team,” a volunteer employee activity committee, collected the gifts through its annual “Project Good Cheer,” featuring raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a grab-bag of holiday wish lists from Bethanna children themselves.

About The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI)

CEI 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 900 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.… Read more

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