Trevose, PA, May 15, 2012 – Pete Mitchell, senior manager of corporate accounts at the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will address the New England chapter of the NAFA Fleet Management Association this week on the role of driver training in a successful automotive fleet safety program.

In his presentation, titled “Perspectives on Driver Safety Training,” Mr. Mitchell will point out that while safety training is an important component of a fleet safety program, by itself it is likely to have a minimal impact on long-term fleet accident rates. 

 He will refer to experience showing that sustainable reductions in accident rates depend on creating and maintaining a safety culture that includes active management support, closely tracking and scoring driver behavior, defining threshholds for driver intervention and consistently holding drivers accountable for violating fleet safety policy.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.  Mr. Mitchell will be part of a three-person panel that will also discuss the types of driver safety training programs available and how to gain management support for a training program.

 About The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI)

CEI is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services.  Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 900 truck collision repair centers.  Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies.  CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.


Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare™ line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, visit cei-network.local.          


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