EXXpedition is a scientific research team dedicated to tackling modern-day pollutants, such as chemicals, plastics and carcinogens. This all-female group is devoted to empowering women to make better, healthier and more sustainable choices.

Most recently, the group set out on a voyage across the North Pacific to study the horrifying impacts of single-use plastics being dumped into our oceans. The group ventured about 3,000 nautical miles in total, and their trek from Hawaii to Vancouver led them straight through the North Pacific garbage patch.

According to crew members aboard the vessel, there was a constant stream of muck, garbage and microplastics as they sailed through the patch. Researchers were both disturbed and devastated to witness various creatures, particularly dolphins and albatross, eating in areas that were overflowing with microplastics.

Incredibly, the crew managed to get close enough to a 10 cubic meter pile of debris to attach a GPS tracking device on top. The group confirmed that the data gleaned from the device will be utilized by scientists from the United States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. The massive garbage patch study is currently being funded by NASA.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive heap of trash, mainly plastics, that has accumulated in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and California. The ocean’s currents cause the massive trash to continuously cycle in a spiraling vortex. This accumulation of plastics was initially discovered between 1985 and 1988 by scientists from Alaska.

The gyre is only one of five giant oceanic trash heaps known to exist today, but the Pacific Garbage Patch is the biggest. National Geographic explains how both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans have similar trash vortexes, and even smaller bodies of water are beginning to develop garbage patches over time.

The center of the Pacific Garbage Patch is calm and stable, but the circular motion of the outer ring of the circle continuously draws in more trash that gets trapped in the center. These accumulated plastics are not biodegradable, so they eventually just break down into tiny pieces and float along the ocean.

Implementing a fleet driver incentive program is a fantastic way to promote overall safety among drivers, achieve specific goals for your organization, boost employee morale and to instill company loyalty among your fleet drivers.  And there are few things better than a little healthy competition to spark engagement.

These best practices will help you make your driver incentive program a roaring success for your organization.

Clearly State the Incentive Program Objective

Drivers need to understand what the goals of the fleet driver incentive program. It could be that you’re working on one specific goal, like reducing idling times, or you’re trying to improve overall fleet safety and measuring maintenance, safe driving, and other practices designed to promote safety.

Understanding the objective better helps to promote a cohesive understanding among those participating. It helps if you go beyond the simple goal and explain the reason it’s so important to your entire organization to provide further, personal, incentive for the drivers to participate.

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It’s not easy for new and inexperienced teenage drivers. To obtain their drivers license, they need to learn about taking the proper precautions and measures to operate a vehicle safely and know all the rules of the road. They also need to try to settle their nerves come time for the DMV driving test.

Certain mistakes your teen makes during their drivers test can lead to an automatic fail and they’ll have to take the test over again. But, if they know the types of mistakes common for new drivers, it will reduce their likelihood of making mistakes that will cause them to fail their road test.

While there are many potential mistakes a teen driver can make during their test, these seven below are some common ones.

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