Posts by Annette Mcleod

ICE vs. EV

When comparing conventional engines with electric vehicles, which option offers the more compelling TCO? Buying an electric vehicle (EV) is expensive. However, with an increased focus on reducing carbon footprints and the future pointing to a reduction in fossil fuel consumption making them more desirable, analysts say that EV and…

Weather Woes

Are your drivers ready for what’s coming? Oh, Canada! Floods, freezing, potholes, unseasonably hot and cold temperatures and bright sunlight. It can be difficult to prepare your drivers for weather conditions that change every 15 minutes. Emergency kits Make sure every vehicle is equipped with an emergency kit that includes…

Benefits of a Ban

A ban on cell phone use while driving will reduce injuries and fatalities, as well as boost productivity. In a recent Travelers insurance online poll by Harris Poll, four in 10 drivers said they used their cell phones while driving, often because they felt they had to always be available…

Crash Ratings Matter

Do your research before making a purchase decision. Cost is often a deciding factor when buying new fleet vehicles, but of course you want to keep your drivers safe. Spend a few hours on the Internet and you can make the best decisions within any budget. The US government’s National…

Forbidden Fruit

How to prevent inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. As amply illustrated by the ubiquitous appearance of sexual harassment issues in the news over the last few months, even the mildest incidents can poison a work environment. As in most matters, prevention is better than scrambling for a cure, and the…

Performance vs. Perception

Are ‘China’ and ‘UHP’ mutually exclusive? Is it fair to say that Chinese-made products often compete on price alone? Perhaps. Yet when it comes to high-performance and especially ultra-high-performance tires, cost isn’t necessarily a factor. Nobody racing a Ferrari is scrimping on tires. It makes it hard to compete in…

The Truth About Turbo

The pros and cons of all that extra power. The allure of turbochargers is that they can boost horsepower without a significant increase in weight. They do this by using otherwise-wasted engine exhaust to spin a turbine connected to a compressor that forces more air into the cylinder, which in…

Zero Tolerance Now!

Make your distracted driving policy clear. The problem of distracted driving has escalated along with the proliferation of our beloved handheld multimedia devices. From the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to the Sureté du Québec and the CAA, statistics are coming from everywhere that say distracted driving is now…
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