Walmart Employees Taking Part in Delivery on Commute Home

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Volunteer Walmart associates can sign up to deliver products to customer's homes on their way home from work. Yesterday, President and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, Marc Lore, announced that Walmart is testing another method of quick product delivery - their employees on their commute home. This new program further blurs the line between on-the-job and off-the-job driving and materials handling. Volunteer Walmart associates can sign up to deliver products to customer's homes. These deliveries will occur after-hours and on their commute home from work. Employees can choose the size, weight, and quantities of…

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Uber Driver Killed in Illinois

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How much customer service does it take to stop a homicidal passenger? A 16 year old is facing charges of killing her Uber driver after attacking him with a knife and machete. She had just stolen the weapons from Walmart before Nelson, the driver, picked her up. Within a few minutes into the ride, Wasni, the teen, began to stab Nelson. Police were able to use Uber on Nelson's phone to see that "Eliza" (Wasni) was his most recent customer. Wasni had taken two other Uber rides that same evening,…

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Stay Safe on the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

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Stay Safe on the Road and Prevent Accidents The National Safety Council is urging everyone to be extra cautious this Memorial Day weekend, because their goal is zero deaths. However, they estimate that 409 people may die on the roads during this upcoming holiday. It is the highest estimate the NSC has had since 2012 for this holiday, and is 12% higher than it has been for the previous 6 Memorial Day weekends. Additionally, the NSC also estimates that 47,000 people may face serious injury during this time. Lets work…

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Small Business Fleet Safety Tips

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You don't need a fleet of thousands to benefit from fleet management. Employees are the fundamental wheels that drive small business to success. The NHTSA stated that 94% of accidents in the US are a result of driver error. Therefore, there is high return on investment when you ensure your employees arrive and depart in a safe, efficient manner. Small Business Trends put together 10 tips for driver safety when managing your fleet. Don't Ignore Technology - Distracted driving is just behind speeding for contributing factors in car crashes, costing employers $8.2B dollars…

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Families of Distracted Driving Victims Plead to Florida Lawmakers

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Florida is one of four states with secondary laws for texting and driving. During a House Government Accountability Committee workshop, people affected by distracted driving spoke with lawmakers. Family members, state and police officials, and lobbyists all made comments. One father, Demetrius Branca, urged lawmakers to move distracted driving from a secondary offense to a primary offense. Branca lost his 19-year-old son in a crash involving a distracted driver back in 2013. He has frustration with lawmakers who fail to see the importance of distraced driving laws. “Picking out a…

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Uber Drivers Ruled as Employees in Brazil

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The debate that drivers should be employees rather than contractors is one that has been discussed among drivers online. A judge in Sao Paulo ruled that a driver using Uber is an employee rather than an independent contractor. Uber is working to appeal the decision made by Judge Eduardo Rockenbach Pires. Judge Pires ordered Uber to reimburse the driver $25,000, or 80,000 reais. This includes compensation for holidays, contribution to a severance fund, and 50,000 reais in "moral damages" based on attacks from taxi drivers who were upset with Uber's pricing model.…

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Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention

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Driving Drunk Affects Everyone Cinco de Mayo is a night of fun here in the US, but it's also a night of danger. Driving drunk not only affects the person behind the wheel, but others on the road as well. Crashes on and off the job have far-reaching financial and emotional effects on employees, their coworkers and families. Creating a culture of safe and socially dependable driving is essential for reducing deaths and casualties on our roads. This calls for major changes in the attitudes and driving behaviors of all drivers, not…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month – April 2017

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While many distractions exist when driving, cell phones are a top distraction. Other distractions can include tending to passengers in the back seat, eating, putting on makeup or grooming, adjusting the radio, and checking your GPS. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the United States. Distracted driving involves anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and your mind off of driving. This risky behavior is not only dangerous for yourself as the driver, but for everyone else on the road, as well. The…

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Work Zone Safety Awareness Week 2017

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Florida Department of Transportation is holding several safety awareness events during this week. April 3rd through April 7th is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. The Florida Department of Transportation is asking motorists, "What Drives You?" Steve Martin P.E., FDOT District Five Secretary said "Think about what drives you every day – your family, career, life experiences...We need drivers to do everything they can to stay safe on our roads so they can enjoy the things that matter to them." This may be a reminder for drivers to be safe,…

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Uber, Lyft Drivers: How Fair is the Fare?

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False claims and ratings from passengers can adversely affect the driver and their overall rating. Many Ridesharing Drivers have expressed their thoughts and feelings online in forums; discussing wages, surge hours and pricing, seeking advice, or just looking to vent. While having a vocal and supportive community is important, where is the support from their platform of choice? Both Uber, Lyft drivers have support pages on their websites and social media accounts that speak with people about their issues. Despite that, many drivers are still having difficulty reaching an actual…

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