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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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CEI Sponsors Mobile Application Program Guide for AFLA Annual Conference

Trevose, PA, August 28, 2012 — The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced today it is sponsoring the mobile program guide application for next month’s annual meeting and conference of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).   The event will be held September 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas.

“The theme of the conference is ‘Innovation,’ and sponsoring this innovative way to distribute AFLA’s guide book was an appropriate way to demonstrate our on-going commitment to creating new solutions for the fleet industry,” said Vincent Brigidi, CEI’s president and chief operating officer.

This year’s conference marks the first time that AFLA will offer an electronic version of its program guide, which AFLA executive director Paul Hanscom said typically is about 20 pages long.  “We’re going to provide the mobile app version and a paper version this year, but we hope to move to the electronic version exclusively in the future,” he said.

 About AFLA

The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association was founded in 1969 to promote growth, expansion, and professionalism within the commercial fleet management industry by providing education, networking, research, technical standards, representation, and advancement of member interests.

Today, AFLA has more than 300 member companies representing all industry segments, including: fleet managers and sourcing professionals; auto manufacturers and dealers; remarketers; fleet lease; management; maintenance and repair companies; safety, transporting, upfitting, and many other specialized suppliers.… Read more

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Match Fleet Safety Programs to Your Culture

Trevose, PA, August 22, 2012 — The most effective fleet accident management prevention programs are those are built to match their sponsor’s corporate culture. That’s the key piece of advice Vincent Brigidi, CEI’s president and chief operating officer, offers in a featured video interview  in the latest onlined edition of Fleet Management Weekly.

“Culutre matters,” says Mr. Brigidi, because safety needs to be driven by many stakeholders, including risk managers, fleet managers, HR, legal [and] the driver’s line manager, Mr. Brigidi says.  “Don’t force your culture into a safety program…Culture matters.”

New and improved safety program features and technology are important, “but if you are going to work against what you know is out there in your culture, you are going to find taht you are less successful than if you are working with [a supplier] who is adapting their technology and their program to what works best for you,” he explains.

Mr. Brigidi also comments in the interview on the some of the latest technology advancements coming from CEI. To see the entire video, visit http://www.fleetmanagementweekly.com/ and click on “Developing a Culture of Safety.

 

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CEI’s Brian Kinniry Cited by Fleet Financials on Best Practices to Reduce Fleet Accidents

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=28Read more

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