Entries by John Kuder

ADA: Too Much or Not Enough?

  The U.S. government has rules for how to follow rules. It has departments under bigger departments, and more policies in place for public companies and services than most people realize. This isn’t to complain, but to state a fact. And in July of 2015, the government added a new law. The Department of Transportation […]

Backing is the G.O.A.L

We have a saying here at the office, and you might have heard it before: parked cars don’t have accidents. If you back into a parked car, it’s your fault and yours alone (not to mention, it’s embarrassing). Backing accidents are some of the most common that occur. The kicker? They’re the most easily preventable. […]

Seat Belts – The Great Debate

Think back to when you were in school and studied basic physics. Or, if you never did, here’s a free physics lesson. There’s a principle related to Newton’s laws of motion called inertia. Inertia is an object’s tendency to resist changes in motion. So, if something isn’t moving, it’s going to resist being moved. On […]

Teaching Adults – 5 Tips for Success

  Just like learning is hard work, teaching is too. It’s probably harder. While teaching kids is frustrating because they sometimes “just don’t get it,” teaching adults can be frustrating because they sometimes don’t want to “get it.” Individuals within companies charged with training a new workforce are all too often left with inadequate resources […]

The Ten Commandments of Adult Learning: Why is Learning Hard Work?

The more we learn, the easier learning gets, right? That makes sense, but it’s not necessarily true. Claude Messier—a physiology professor of the University of Ottawa— was quoted in an article published by the Scientific American saying that “the brain is a lazy bum.” Let me give that some context. The article reports that the brain runs on about twelve […]

Four Defensive Driving Principles

The LLLC Defensive Driving Principles™ Many people talk about defensive driving, but not many know exactly what it is. So, let’s talk specifics. True defensive driving boils down to behaviors, and we’ve created an easy-to-remember mnemonic to define four principles and behaviors that are essential defensive driving habits. It’s called The LLLC Defensive Driving Principles™, but we […]

Pedestrian and Cyclist Awareness – Watch Out

Some of the most dangerous interactions on our roadways are those involving cars and a pedestrian or cyclist. According to the Washington Post, approximately 700 cyclists are killed in collisions with cars and 45,000 are injured every year. The numbers are even more staggering for a pedestrian. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports […]

Speeding and Social Norms

Breaking the Law, Breaking the Law Speeding might be the most common law broken. We’ve all been guilty at one point or another and it’s a common place occurrence that’s practically expected of drivers. Most of us can’t stand to drive behind someone who is coasting anywhere near the posted speed limit. So what do we do? […]

What is the Difference Between Knowledge and Skills?

Knowledge and Skills, What’s the Difference… Is it possible to learn how to drive by sitting in a classroom? What about how to fly a plane? Can you learn how to paint by listening to someone explain it? The answer for all of these is the same: only partially. There are aspects to these three […]

Professional Driver Accidents

IMAGINE YOURSELF AS THE OWNER OF A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY . . . You do just-in-time business to business delivery, hauling trailers of dairy products to stores. Just like with any transportation company, it’s time-sensitive. All professional driver accidents cost you money on claims, extra time between hauls, and an opportunity cost for hauling more. They […]