The TRUCE Blog

Eliminate Phone Alerts In Work Zones

There’s a new danger in work zones. It’s not falling equipment, excessive noise, or collapsing trenches. No, this risk comes from a device that fits in the palm of your hand – we’re talking about notifications from phones. Notifications from smartphones and other...

Improving Focus In Work Zones Promotes Safety

If you’re in the field of occupational safety, you know how crucial it for employees to be focused on their jobs. That’s even more important when you’re managing workers in the construction industry, or those responsible for driving. Unfortunately, distractions in the...

The Benefits Of Focused Safety Policies

There is no such thing as a workplace that’s “too safe.” Striving for the highest possible safety performance sometimes seems like an impossible goal, yet it is achievable. The answer lies in creating a focused safety policy. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a...

How to Successfully Manage Fleet Driver Safety

Fleet Driver Safety Management is all about implementing and sustaining a safe driving culture in a business. Of course, the responsibility for safe driving comes down to the employee behind the wheel, but a safe driving programme or a fleet safety policy is only as...

Managing the Change Mobile Devices Have Brought to the Workplace

Technological Innovations Drive Business Forward … And Complicate Things Technology and organisational change have always gone hand in hand. Introducing new technologies to a business can have a significant impact on even the most basic business processes. Take for...

Zero Incident Culture: A Proactive Approach to Safety

How Many Is Too Many? Safety excellence is often top of mind for any company. How should safety performance be quantified, though? Should there be a number of incidents that are deemed acceptable? The reality is, when it comes to safety, we should all be striving for...

The Next Wave of Workforce Performance and Safety

The Importance of Context in Successfully Enforcing Mobile Device Usage Policies When the iPhone first launched, it was with the slogan “This Changes Everything”. Prophetic words. As we look back, while smartphones may not have changed everything, there is no doubt...

The Best Fleet Driver Safety Tips for Fleet Managers

Let’s assume your safe driving policy is in place. It’s a comprehensive, all-inclusive policy that adheres to the National Safety Council’s recommendations for an organisation-wide policy prohibiting the use of mobile phones while driving. It's a best-practices policy...

We Are Now A FORS Associate!

  The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety,...

Everything There Is To Know About Distracted Driving Apps

Mobile phones have quickly become essential tools in the modern world, keeping us connected to every aspect of our hectic lives. However, their use has without doubt also played a major role in the increase of distracted driving incidents worldwide. According to the...

Top 5 Distractions To Concern H&S Managers In Commercial Driving

All companies with commercial vehicles on the road need to come to grips with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)* regulations in relation to distracted driving. The first step for any health and safety manager is to identify the most common...

Top 5 “Must Haves” In A Commercial Distracted Driving Policy

Distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of workplace deaths in the U.S., accounting for over 40,000 deaths in 2016, which is a 14% increase from 2014 – the largest increase in more than 50 years. Driver distraction is a significant contributor to truck crashes, and...