Safety Tips

Data shows that theft of cargo and equipment will most likely occur on a
weekend day . . . Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. Holiday weekends, like the
upcoming Memorial Day weekend, typically result in an even greater increase
in theft incidents. Included are some suggested tips for action items that
may assist in lessening the chance of becoming a victim of equipment and/or
cargo theft.

SAFETY TIPS

Senators Introduce Bill to Create New Financing Options for Infrastructure Projects

Republican and Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would expand the tax-exempt private activity bond program and create a new infrastructure tax credit in order to expand states' options for pursing infrastructure projects.

The "Move America Act of 2015" was introduced May 3 by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member on the Finance Committee; and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Move America "is designed to leverage additional private investment in our public infrastructure," the senators said in a statement.

The bill would create Move America bonds "to expand tax-exempt financing for public-private partnerships, and Move America credits, to leverage additional private equity investment at a lower cost for states," they said.

"Through cheaper and more flexible access to debt and equity, Move America gives states the tools they need to expand investment in roads, bridges, ports, rail and airports."

"To get the American economy moving again, Congress needs to pursue every avenue it can to take on the growing infrastructure crisis," Wyden said.

Hoeven said,"We have bipartisan support for this effort and seek to do it in a way that incentivizes private investment, leverages the P3 program and is fully paid for so that it doesn't increase the deficit."

Travelers Offers Free Driver Management Webinar

Travelers insurance is offering Removing Roadblocks to Driver Safety: Driver Management Quick Tips Webinar.

How well do you know your drivers? Do you know the challenges they face on the road?

A variety of factors can have an impact on how drivers drive. Work schedules, routes, and other job demands can causedrivers to be less safe. Operational policies and procedures can distract drivers from meeting safety expectations. Even a driver's health can impact on-the-job safety. Are these influences putting up roadblocks that could be getting in the way of safety?

Knowing your drivers and the challenges they face can help you identify ways to help them become safer.

Join the 30-minute Driver Management Quick Tips Webinar to explore:

  • Why it's important to know the challenges your drivers face
  • The potential impact schedules, workload, routing, and other factors can have on safety
  • Strategies for helping make driving safer for your employees

Who should attend: Business owners, supervisors, and safety manages who oversee vehicle fleets and drivers

When:

Tuesday, May 12, 5

Time:

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM PDT

Presenters:

Daniel Brown, Transportation Technical Manager, Travelers Risk Control

Renee Lawson, Transportation Specialist, Travelers Risk Control

Bob Hart, Regional Director, Travelers Risk Control

Additional Information: Register even if you cannot attend. A link to the replay will be sent to you after the live event.

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