Transportation drives economic and societal progress. As it has from time immemorial. This rings especially true when it comes to the heavy-duty equipment that drives big enterprises around the world. Only now, it’s all moving forward at the rapid speed of the continuous advancement of transformative technology that could change the entire road ahead in the near future. A recent government report shows that within only three to five years, innovative tech applications may begin to have significant impacts on entire transportation systems and any vehicle-propelled industries.
One thing is certain, one day your organization will be faced with litigation as a result of an accident that involves your fleet. The severity of the accident, where it occurred and the circumstances surrounding the collision will be analyzed to prove any negligence committed by you, the carrier and/or the operator.
John Cruickshank, an attorney with Alaniz and Schraeder, recently participated on a panel with Preco Electronics and shared his belief that “a lawsuit avoided is better than a lawsuit won.” It is with this belief that we put forth below our Top 5 Tips for avoiding accidents and litigation.
The countdown has begun for the New Year and at Preco we are excited to be looking forward to our next major tradeshow – World of Concrete.
World of Concrete takes place the first week of February in Las Vegas and has been the launching pad for many of the concrete and masonry industry’s most exciting announcements.
The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past and look towards the new year.
As we look toward the future, the role safety technology will play within the world’s heavy-duty industry will continue to grow at a rapid pace. A recent study of truck safety conducted by the Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team in Europe found that 90% of all truck safety incidents are due entirely or partly to human error. It went on to state that by 2020 more than 35 million trucks globally will be connected, and collision-avoidance technologies that can help eliminate cyclist and pedestrian deaths caused by driver blind-spots are likely to be legally required in many markets.
Tom Loutzenheiser joined Preco in April 2015 and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. In this role, Tom focuses on expanding partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and other strategic partners to enhance Preco Electronics’ growth and market leadership.
We recently sat down with Tom to discuss the future of safety technologies and how Preco is working with OEMs to provide companies with the proactive solutions they need to keep their fleets safe.
Every operator is responsible for their vehicle and the surrounding environment. Simply going through the motions, regardless of the industry, is no longer an option. The ramifications are significant and can result in loss of life, financial loss, and/or shutting down of the workplace.
These are the pressures of the job that an operator faces on a daily basis!
Preco has taken a number of steps over the past several months to better represent its leadership in the evolving collision mitigation market. Preco’s suite of solutions continues to save lives and play a critical role in the industry’s adoption of ADAS and/or telematics.