Lack of Experience Contributes to More Reckless Driving

Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” The idea holds up in so many aspects of life. We only improve at something once we do it, over and over again. It’s ironic that we must do things, fail at them, learn from them and do them again before we become knowledgeable […]

Washington State’s new Anti-texting law

This month’s blog is actually an editorial/article that our CEO Stan Van Meter wrote for the Kent Reporter newspaper in Kent, Washington. It is to published later this month –


On Sunday, July 23, 2017, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties will go into effect in Washington […]

Apple adds anti-texting to their iOS11

Apple has announced a new feature in its upcoming iOS11, a feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving (DNDWD). It will be anti-distraction technology that will prevent using a smartphone while driving by entirely blacking out the phone’s screen.

For us at FleetMode this could be both good and bad news. Good news in that anything […]

Your Safety from Cyberattacks with FleetMode

This past weekend as people in the U.S. celebrated their Moms with Mother’s Day, cyberterrorists unleashed one mother of an attack on people’s on-line security, with ransomware called WannaCry. We at FleetMode immediately began to address this attack. While our program already has many safeguards in it to protect from this and other attacks, we […]

Is Texting and Driving an Actual Addition?


We have all heard the rationalizations, “I couldn’t help myself,” “I just had to check my email,” “This text could be really important.” In a recent study 98% of all drivers polled said they knew Texting and Driving was wrong, but 92% admitted to doing it. Why are people […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

FYI – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, in case you were too distracted to notice.

Developed by the National Safety Council, the month of April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Through their website,, you take the Cell Free Pledge, view videos and learn case studies. In a similar effort, AT&T with their […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Please stay safe and distraction free in the roads this holiday season!

Hikes in Commercial Fleet Insurance

The behaviors of drivers in a company’s fleet, as well as the policies and structures implemented by businesses and other fleet owners, can significantly impact commercial fleet insurance for better or worse.  For example, distracted driving can negatively impact commercial fleet insurance thanks to the expensive lawsuits that follow. The most recent example has been […]

How Do I Stop My Employees From Texting and Driving

There are few questions I get asked more than how do I stop my employees from texting when they’re behind the wheel. Usually this is at a trade show or on the phone with an individual who happens to stumble upon our website after scouring for a solution. The problem is common but often times […]

Florida Auto-Insurance on the Rise

There are few things in the world that ignite anger quicker than seeing a dramatic increase in your bills. Whether that be power, mortgage payments, or insurance the result is still the same; frustration and a yearning to chew out an under paid customer service representative. Imagine my horror when I viewed my car insurance […]