NETS is dedicated to improving the health and safety of employees, their families and the community by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on- and off-the-job.

 

 

Press Releases

Aug 13th, 2014

NETS: Road Safety for All Employees Should be a Key Component of an Employer’s Safety Culture »

Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to adopt elements of road safety for all employees—not just business drivers— as a core component of the organization’s safety culture. NETS today launched a free comprehensive online tool kit to help initiate or strengthen employee safety programs by including road safety. The human and economic costs of traffic crashes is significant. According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic continue reading »

May 29th, 2014

NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ Launched »

For employers with large or small fleets and new, developing or advanced road safety programs Vienna, Va. – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) announces the publication of NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety™ (Guide). The publication was produced by a committee of members from NETS’ Board of Directors, drawing from their companies’ road safety best practices, in addition to publicly available resources. The Guide has global applicability and is for employers of large or small fleets of continue reading »

Apr 30th, 2014

NETS and Liberty Mutual Insurance to offer free electronic parent-teen driving guide »

Vienna, Va. – To help parents coach teens in developing the skills to be safe drivers, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) and Liberty Mutual Insurance have joined forces to release an electronic edition of The Novice Driver’s Road Map: An 8-Step Guide for Parents® (eNDRM). The new guide is available now as a free download from the NETS website. The eNDRM provides an easy-to-follow curriculum for parents or adult coaches to guide teens in the practice needed to become continue reading »

Apr 23rd, 2014

Joseph McKillips of Abbott named new chairperson of NETS »

Vienna, Va. –  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Joseph McKillips, Sr. Manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, and Safety for Abbott, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2014 and 2015. McKillips replaces Sandra Lee, Director Worldwide Road Safety for Johnson & Johnson, following a successful two-year term. McKillips has been a member of the NETS Board of Directors since 2008. During his 24-year career with Abbott, Mr. McKillips has provided safety continue reading »

Oct 7th, 2013

NETS Kicks off Drive Safely Work Week, Promoting Integrated Approach to Safe Driving »

This year’s campaign theme is “Gear Up for Safe driving- Mind · Body · Vehicle.” Campaign materials illustrate how maintenance of mind, body and vehicle are all connected and essential components to being a safe driver. Resources, tips and activities are provided to help drivers be at their best behind the wheel. The campaign was developed using the expertise of NETS’ member companies, collectively representing a fleet of more than half a million vehicles that travel in excess of 10 billion miles globally each year.

Sep 26th, 2013

NETS expands reach of Drive Safely Work Week campaign with Spanish materials »

Vienna, VA.  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today announced the 2013 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) tool kit is now available in Spanish. The Spanish-language translation was made possible through NETS’ partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nearly 38 million U.S. residents speak Spanish at home, according to the U.S. Census. Drive Safely Work Week will be nationally recognized October 7-11. This year’s campaign theme is “Gear Up for Safe driving- Mind, Body, Vehicle.”  The continue reading »

Aug 8th, 2013

NETS’ Workplace Campaign Features Holistic Approach to Safe Driving »

Drive Safely Work Week 2013 toolkits available now at no cost at www.trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek Vienna, Va. — Taking a systematic approach to safe driving that includes the roles of the mind, body and vehicle, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), today launched a free comprehensive online toolkit to help employers improve the safety of employees, employee family members and their communities. The 2013 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) toolkit was developed by NETS, a partnership of private-sector companies and the federal government. The campaign theme this continue reading »

May 31st, 2013

NETS presented road safety Global Leadership Award by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) »

NETS presented road safety Global Leadership Award by the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) on May 20, 2013, at annual Gala.

May 22nd, 2013

Shell International Petroleum Company Joins The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Board of Directors »

“Shell is highly respected for its leadership and commitment to global road safety. We look forward to Shell playing a significant role in helping to advance NETS’ road safety goals.”

Sandra Lee, NETS Board Chair and Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety, Johnson & Johnson

Apr 9th, 2013

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Supports Pedestrian Safety Week Set for May 6-12, 2013 »

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Traffic-related fatalities each year exceed 1.2 million worldwide and vulnerable road users—pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists—account for 50% of the total. Traffic-related injuries and fatalities represent the ninth leading cause of death or injury worldwide. Left unchecked, the expected doubling of vehicles globally will make traffic-related deaths and injuries the fifth leading cause by 2030. Significant, intentional and effective intervention by the public, private and civil society sectors is needed to slow the pace of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. continue reading »

Feb 22nd, 2013

NETS Shares 2012 NAFA Safety Leadership Award »

Secretary LaHood Heads List of Inaugural NAFA Safety Leadership Award Winners PRINCETON, N.J., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the business world, safe driving can mean fewer accidents, lower insurance premiums, and the use of less fuel, but it also means the protection of a company’s greatest assets – its employees. NAFA Fleet Management Association has long understood that road safety extends far beyond a company’s bottom line. In 2011, the Association made a commitment to safer fleets by creating continue reading »

Nov 27th, 2012

NETS 2012 Fleet Safety Benchmark Survey: Top Performing Fleets Review Cell Phone Records of Drivers Following all Collisions »

521,000 vehicles, 9.8 billion miles of travel yield fleet safety best practices

Oct 1st, 2012

NETS Kicks Off Drive Safely Work Week, Promoting ‘BACK TO BASICS’ Approach to Safe Driving »

Responsible driving is more than driving distraction-free. This year’s Drive Safely Work Week campaign reinforces the wide range of skills needed to be a safe, responsible driver. Read the full press release »

May 10th, 2012

NETS Board Member Named Fleet Executive of the Year »

Maggie Cole, Director of Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) for Monsanto and Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) board of directors’ member, was named Fleet Financials magazine’s 2012 Fleet Executive of the Year.

Apr 12th, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Director of Worldwide Fleet Safety Named Chairperson of NETS Board of Directors »

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Sandra Lee, Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety for Johnson & Johnson, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2012 and 2013.

Oct 20th, 2011

New Guide From NETS Helps Parents Coach Teen Drivers »

Vienna, Va. — The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) says that frequent “ride-alongs” with employee drivers to observe and discuss driving habits is a best practice of leading road safety programs.  That same concept can be applied to parents of teen drivers. To help parents guide teens in developing the skills to be safe, focused drivers, NETS has announced the release of the new Novice Driver’s Road Map: An 8-Step Guide for Parents.  NETS unveiled the new edition of continue reading »

Oct 3rd, 2011

NETS kicks off Drive Safely Work Week, promoting a full-circle approach to combating distracted driving »

Vienna, Va. –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today kicked-off Drive Safely Work Week, Focus 360°- Getting there safely is everyone’s business. The campaign focuses on distracted driving and includes the roles and responsibilities of passengers, pedestrians and cyclists in preventing distracted driving-related incidents. The 2011 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) employer tool kit was developed by NETS in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Distracted driving is a complex issue that involves more than just drivers,” continue reading »

Sep 14th, 2011

Drive Safely Work Week toolkit now available in Spanish »

Vienna, VA.  The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) today announced the 2011 Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) tool kit is now available in Spanish. The Spanish-language translation was made possible through NETS’ partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) Drive Safely Work Week will be nationally recognized October 3-7.  This year’s campaign theme is “Focus360°…Getting there safely is everyone’s business.”  The free tool kit is available to download for a limited time from NETS’ Website at continue reading »

May 25th, 2011

The Coca-Cola Company joins NETS Board of Directors »

Coca-Cola is committed to promoting road safety not only with its own drivers but within the communities in which it operates. With its large worldwide fleet in over 200 countries, Coca-Cola will enhance the global perspective of the NETS Board of Directors.

May 11th, 2011

NETS Supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020 »

NETS is one of 50 core members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, representing a wide range of governments, non-profit organizations and private sector companies. They have come together to plan and support the Decade of Action, 2011-2020, an initiative dedicated to global road safety.

Dec 14th, 2010

Drive Safely Work Week 2010 reaches 20 million U.S. employees »

Drive Safely Work Week 2010, sponsored by NETS in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, experienced the greatest level of participation in the campaign’s 14-year history.

Nov 16th, 2010

Strict Enforcement of Cell Phone Bans Boosts Fleet Safety Performance, According to NETS Study »

Study covers 45 leading companies, 400,000 vehicles and 8 billion miles traveled VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study of company vehicle fleet crash rates reveals the top safety performers are companies with policies enacting a total ban on cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) and that establish strong consequences—including termination—for employees who violate such policies. “The benchmark study shows the potential for well-written state laws combined with strong enforcement to eventually reduce crash rates in the general population.” The latest Strength in continue reading »

Sep 22nd, 2010

Employer Focus on Distracted Driving Building Momentum as 2nd DOT Summit Convenes »

Momentum is building on an important front in the battle against distracted driving – the workplace—according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

Jul 29th, 2010

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety and U.S. Department of Transportation Team to Offer Free On-line Resource to Battle Distracted Driving and Improve Employee Safety »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2010 Contact: Jack Hanley     (314) 680-3293 jhanley@trafficsafety.org Vienna, Va. –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has partnered with the  U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a free comprehensive tool kit to help companies address distracted driving and improve the driving safety of employees — whether they drive on the job or just to and from work. Employee traffic crashes, both on and off the job, cost employers an estimated $60 billion annually, according to continue reading »

Feb 25th, 2010

NETS survey of leading employers’ mobile phone policies shows common trend »

A survey by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) of 24 leading companies that operate fleets shows that 74% either have policies in place or are planning to implement policies that ban the use of all mobile devices while driving company vehicles. The rules apply to both hand-held and hands-free devices.

Nov 2nd, 2009

NETS-sponsored benchmark of 350,000 passenger vehicles, 6.78 billion miles of travel yields best practices in fleet safety »

A study of 36 leading companies with a combined fleet of 350,000 passenger vehicles that logged nearly seven billion miles in 2008, has yielded best practices of effective fleet safety programs.

Aug 11th, 2009

Workplace campaign combats distracted driving and promotes eco-friendly driving practices »

The campaign theme, “Drive Focused—Drive Smart—Get Home Safely” focuses on the issues of distracted driving and eco-friendly driving—driving smart to minimize the impact that driving habits can have on the environment

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