One could argue that, for most people, we become worse drivers the more we drive. Specifically, we become complacent. We forget how dangerous driving is and it becomes just another part of our day. That’s because the better we become at a skill, the more likely we’re able to do it without much thought. That’s […]
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MACEDONIA, Ohio – April 7, 2017 – Avatar Management Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ashley Millington has joined our staff as Business Development Manager. Founder and CEO Mark G. Gardner mused, “Since 1992, Avatar has provided outcome-based safety training programs to improve the skills of more than one million professional truck and bus drivers, yet as […]
Let’s face it, new employee orientation comes in as many different shapes and sizes as there are fast food joints. Like a fast food menu at midnight, sometimes you don’t know what you want or even need. Some companies offer little guidance at the beginning. The new employee is expected to “sink or swim.” Other organizations follow […]
I went to the grocery store the other day for two reasons: to buy bananas and to see if they had some cardboard boxes I could take for storage. I walked up to customer service, planning to first ask about the boxes, and second to buy my bananas. The Customer Service Representative kindly called into […]
MACEDONIA, Ohio – March. 17, 2017 – Avatar Management Services, Inc. (Avatar), a professional services organization dedicated to making the world a safer place through education and training for the transportation industry, has been named a multiple campaign winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for videos used in client and educational […]
When it comes to ensuring that your company continues to grow its team of drivers and retains its current drivers, it’s not only important to talk with new drivers but also current drivers and drivers leaving the company. This allows for an open line of communication and in turn shows your drivers the “WIIFM” or what’s […]
The hyper-commercialized culture of today’s world has created mini-hoarders in all (or most) of us. Some 80 billion articles of clothing are produced each year, with only a small percentage of that recycled. It’s no surprise that Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” made […]
Background Covanta Energy-From-Waste provides an environmentally-friendly process that converts municipal solid waste into electricity. Covanta acquired our client, Veolia-Waste-To-Energy, an identical business, where we had reduced injury rates by 31 percent in the preceding two years. They immediately realized how our behavior-based approach to managing risk could improve their bottom line. Unlike our transportation clients […]
Background Republic Services acquired our long-term client, Allied Waste Systems, with whom we were working for several years. Their Executive leaders visited our facilities and quickly became aware of our unique approach to managing risk. Impressed with our long history of success in the transportation safety, Republic also had a keen interest on our previous work […]
Background MV Transportation has more than 15,000 employees and is the leading provider of safe and efficient transportation services to its passengers and the communities it serves. This is a service business, requiring very little capital investment. Instead, it relies on government-owned equipment and facilities and operates on a razor-thin margin. As a result, success […]
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