1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Jun 23, 2017

Fleetio Webinar: Distracted Driver Research and Solutions


In case you missed it, one of our Vendor Partners is hosting an educational webinar to give you insight and tools to improve fleet safety. Fleetio has teamed up with Matt Camden of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to present a webinar: “Improving Fleet Safety with Driver Monitoring Systems” this coming Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30-12:30 US Eastern Time.

Matt’s expertise is derived from his work at the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Matt joined the institute in 2008 and is currently a Research Associate in the Behavioral Analysis and Applications group.

His research experience includes the design, implementation and evaluation of occupational safety and organizational improvement programs using behavior-based safety, organizational behavior management and human factors applications.

The free webinar is promoted by Fleetio as detailing in-depth distracted driving research which was conducted at VTTI. The webinar will offer information on how you can use groundbreaking technology to improve driver safety.

When: Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30-12:30 US Eastern Time

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to identify and address risky driver behaviors
  • Which risky behaviors are the most dangerous and how they can negatively impact your fleet
  • How driver monitoring systems can improve overall fleet safety
  • How to implement a driver monitoring program, get driver buy-in and measure effectiveness


Even if you will not be able to attend the webinar in-person at the time offered, Fleetio encourages you to sign up anyway. They will we’ll email a link to the webinar recording following the event.

ABOUT FLEETIO: Fleetio helps control the chaos of fleet management with a complete system to automate your sweeper vehicle fleet operations. Their mobile capable system stores all pertinent information about your service vehicles – purchase or lease details, operating expenses, status history, driver assignments, important dates and more — all in one place.

The system allows you to set up reminder notifications for any preventive maintenance or other service task (e.g. oil change, PM-A, etc.) You can also link vehicles together to better manage associated assets.

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Apr 19, 2017

Road Friction Aggregate Application Creates Unique Specialized Cleanup Opportunity



From portable water truck services and pavement striping to complete parking deck scrubbing equipment, multiple Partners in the 1-800-SWEEPER workforce have developed high value services and products that they now offer. It is important for fellow power sweeping contractors to take note and determine if there may be a niche in your market to provide additional service and income opportunities throughout the year or during what might otherwise be a slower season of the year.

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Apr 13, 2017

Ken Lindsey – NPE Sweeper of The Year


The 1-800-SWEEPER Board and membership congratulate Ken Lindsey and his well-deserved selection as NPE Sweeper of the Year 2017.

Ken was presented with the award during the National Pavement Expo in January 2017. Ken is a true industry leader and educator whose goal is to help others experience growth like that of his Napa, California based company, Commercial Power Sweep.

As a second-generation owner/manager, Ken says that he has learned a wealth of information through attending the National Pavement Expo (NPE) and NAPSA affiliated workshops and 1-800-SWEEPER roundtables.

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Feb 2, 2017

1-800-SWEEPER Foundation Distributes Funds to Aid Gatlinburg TN Fire Victims

On February 1, 2017, the 1-800-SWEEPER Foundation made a $2,500.00 donation to help the victims of the wildfires in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in Tennessee. Days-long fires ravaged an estimated 17,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 structures in late November 2016. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that approximately 700 structures were impacted and about 14,000 residents were displaced.

Local 1-800-SWEEPER Partner, Pete Phillips of Clean Sweep, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN, presented the check to a representative of the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to aid the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfires.

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Jan 20, 2017

Meet 1-800-SWEEPER at NPE Booth #1529


Join 1-800-SWEEPER at NPE in Nashville February 1- 3, 2017 as we demonstrate one of our newest benefits for Partner companies, a sweeper operator training simulator. The SweeperSim is the first-in-our-industry simulated driver training tool developed to give real-world experience and best practice training to new and current sweeper truck operators.

During the upcoming National Pavement Expo, we’re inviting NPE attendees test their parking lot sweeping skills by participating in our “Sweeper Rodeo”, co-sponsored by Schwarze Industries and Nitehawk Sweepers. SweeperSim was introduced to nearly 50 Partner companies during the annual Sweeper Summit in November 2016. If the enthusiastic interest at the Sweeper Summit is any indication, NPE attendees are sure to be in for fun and enlightening experience with this new technology.

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