NETSWork Newsletter

NETSWork Newsletter

Our Free Monthly eNewsletter provides summaries of timely road safety news, events and alerts in order to stay informed on the latest road safety trends and topics.

Driven to Wellness

NETS Upcoming DSWW Wellness Campaign Featured

NETS upcoming Drive Safely Work Week® campaign focused on wellness was featured recently in Fleet Management Weekly. The full article may be found here:

a blur of traffic speeding by

Speakers and Agenda Announced for NETS Annual Conference

August 22, 2019

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the full agenda and lineup of speakers for its upcoming annual conference. The conference will take place October 9th and 10th at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

NETS annual conference is an opportunity to share road safety case studies, new research, and emerging issues with employer road safety peers. Conference participants include companies from diverse industries, representing a collective global fleet of more than half-a-million vehicles that travel nearly 11 billion miles annually.

This year’s conference agenda and topic selection is shaping up to be one of NETS most comprehensive on record. NEW this year will be an exclusive learning “track” for individuals who carry responsibilities for heavy good vehicles (HGV) as part of their organization’s supply chain. Also planned is a unique panel of speakers representing some of the world’s foremost automotive OEMS who will be addressing vehicle design and technology advancements which is sure to resonate with employer safety and fleet management professionals alike.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage directly with NETS sponsors who will be on-site for the duration of the event.

Keynote presenters include:

  • Honorable Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” — Road Safety Challenges and Future Solutions
  • Sergio Rojas, Holistic Health Coach, Functional Movement Specialist and Certified Nutrition Specialist: Integrating Wellness Initiatives into Your Employee Road Safety Program, Including Real World Cost Implications
  • David L. Harkey, President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute: Vehicle Technology in an Ever-changing Fleet World, Including the Latest OEM Technology Advances
  • Faye Caldwell, Attorney at Law, Caldwell Everson PLLC: Employer Cannabis Legalization and Policy Development: A Best Practice Employer Road Map

To review the agenda and full speaker lineup, visit

To find out more about the conference and to register, visit

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership organization with a dedicated group of employer road safety professionals whose objective is to advance road safety for employees, their family members and members of the communities where they live and work. Members collaborate to improve road safety and reduce losses through fleet safety benchmarking and sharing proven, best practice approaches. NETS membership includes global traffic safety leaders across private industry and government, whose fleets range from fewer than 100 vehicles to those with more than 50,000.

NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 – 2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit


Joseph McKillips, NETS Executive Director 

Latin America Conference

NETS Announces First Ever Regional Satellite Conference

Did You Know?

Latin America Traffic Safety Statistics

  • Over 150,000 fatalities occur in the Region of the Americas each year representing 12% of the road traffic deaths worldwide.
  • In Costa Rica, over 70% of all traffic related deaths in 2017 involved pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcycle drivers.
  • In Brasil, there are 433,000 collisions per year and 5.1 deaths per hour.3
  • In Mexico, the cost of traffic crashes represents 1.7% of the country’s GDP.4  


NETS is holding its first ever Regional Satellite Conference in Latin America April 2-3, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Intercontinental Hotel. Conference registration and hotel information, as well as preliminary agenda, coming soon!

Whether you are responsible for leading an international road safety program or managing a fleet of vehicles, you know that spreading safe driving messages to drivers in Latin America represents unique challenges.
What if you had an opportunity to learn and share best practices and solutions across industries with other fleet safety managers who face similar challenges?  
Conference speakers will include:
  • NETS member organizations who operate in the region
  • Local road safety advocates
  • Government officials (invited)
  • Latin America NCAP (invited)
This inaugural event represents a valuable opportunity to learn about the variety of road safety initiatives and challenges specific to the region, and to share your own experiences.
NETS Sponsors will also have an opportunity to contribute with presentations of innovative approaches and technologies as well as exhibit space to highlight new technologies. 
The best solutions are the ones that come from open collaboration with your fellow road safety professionals through our shared experiences. 
Additional information is forthcoming. Mark your calendar now to join us!