Executive Insights
Jim Bean Preco Electronics
Jim Bean
Preco Electronics President & CEO

Spring is here, and with spring, comes new life, and fresh starts. Here at Preco Electronics, this also applies to our business in the form of a new OEM partnership with Kawasaki-KCM Wheel Loaders (KCMA). We’re excited about this budding partnership, and the opportunity for KCMA’s customers to benefit from the industry’s most proven and versatile radar solution, PreView® Radar.

This year we also saw the start of Preco’s Utility Safety Month—designed to raise awareness and help prevent fatalities and injuries associated within the utility industry. Launched in March, Preco covered a lot of ground to increase knowledge of best safety practices, utility safety concerns, and safety technology solutions. We’re dedicated to creating safer work environments that protect the people and property on job sites.

This seasonal e-newsletter is designed to give you a quick snapshot of the industry from the perspective of the leader in collision mitigation products. Our goal is help you see what’s ahead as we all strive to create safer work zones, more alert operators, and more efficient organizations. Be sure to click through to any of the articles or contact one of our Safety Specialists to learn more about Preco’s industry-leading PreView® object detection systems.

In the Know

 Avoiding Collisions: 7 Quick Precautions

The leading cause of death and injuries in the United States is imminently avoidable. Motor vehicle crashes kill more than 32,000 people a year nation-wide. Many of those collisions come down to the simple case of driver inattention.

It doesn’t need to be this way. The National Transportation Safety Board recently put out a report addressing the biggest problems and breakthroughs in vehicle collision avoidance technologies in transportation safety. Especially relevant for fleet managers, get on the inside track to avoid driver distraction—and benefit everyone down the road.

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3 Ways to Motivate & Keep Your Crew

OSHA Fines for Worksite Safety Violations to Increase

From managing fleet drivers to the HQ crew, every leader in business needs to inspire and incentivize excellent work in any way humanly possible. First, identify your key performers and find out what they actually want to stay motivated over the long run in your business. Then, improve overall working conditions to match.

To keep your team productive and positive, we’re breaking down three recognition and retention tips that are easy to employ. Run down this list—and check off these employee motivation tactics to do HR right.

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Excellence in Safety Award

Safety in Motion Montana Dakota

PRECO's commitment to the heavy-duty vehicle safety industry continues to move forward. As a safety leader, we identify and honor other safety professionals who also keep safety moving forward. Each year we present our Excellence in Safety Award as a way to recognize the outstanding achievement of safety professionals who keep safety moving forward in their companies, communities and industry. The award was created to honor a person who is the voice of safety in their industry. The award focuses on three characteristics: initiative, imagination and involvement. Nominations were submitted and the 2015 award winner was Kim Hodges of Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU).

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Preco in the News

Preco has been sharing with others in the industry how its active collision mitigation technology is making an impact. Below is a sampling of where Preco is popping up in the news. 

Equipment World

 For Construction Pros

Business Wire 

Fleet Owner



Preco Blog 

To better communicate and share information on a
regular basis, Preco is proud to announce the
introduction of the Preco Electronics Blog. Preco has been actively contributing to the trends and topics that mean the most to our customers. 

MEKRAtronics and Preco Partner to Deliver Safety
Solutions in Europe

KCMA and Preco Partner to Provide
Active Safety Solution

Transforming Passive Technologies into Active Safety Solutions

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Upcoming Events

 Be sure to stop by and see us at the following
upcoming events. 

AEM Product Safety & Compliance Seminar
Rosemont, IL - April 18-20

NAFA 2016 Institute & Expo
Austin, TX - Booth 101 - April 19-22

Utility Safety Conference & Expo
Orlando, FL - Booth 106 - April 26-28

IMA-NA Spring Meeting
Washington, DC - May 9-12

NYC Fleet & Equipment Show
Queens, NY - May 12

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Utility Safety Survey

 As part of Utility Safety Month, we invited some of
the most valued members of the utility community to share their insight on how blind spot accidents impact their fleet productivity. Below are a few of the results. 

Utility Blind Zone Infographic Cropped