January 20, 2020

Automating safety in your fleet

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Fleet safety is a top concern among fleet managers and many sessions at industry conferences and workshops focus on how to improve safety within your operations and among your drivers.

But what if you could take out some of the manual management for improving safety in your fleet? What if you could rely on technology or processes that automate safety?

In this blog, we’re calling attention to seven ways you can automate safety in your fleet and keep your operations running smoothly and keep up your drivers’ productivity.

7 automated safety features in your fleet

1. Telematics

Telematics goes a long way in automating the daily management of your fleet. Create specific reports on safety, like speeding incidents, harsh braking or turns, or even geofence notifications if drivers are going places they’re not supposed to be going to. With real-time GPS information, you have complete visibility into your drivers’ daily behaviors and can enforce safety compliance immediately.

2. Driver-vehicle pairing

Make sure your telematics software allows for driver-vehicle pairing so you know which driver is in which vehicle at all times. This can help identify problem drivers or vehicles in your fleet so you can take necessary action. This technology also saves drivers and dispatchers time as an added bonus.

3. Video

The use of dashcams or video telematics can improve drivers’ compliance with their training and safety policies as they’re monitored at all times. Video can also be used in driver training to show real-world examples from your fleet without relying on dated educational materials or spending money on third-party resources.

4. Speed limiters

If you really want to automate safety and stop speeding violations, install speed limiters into your fleet vehicles. No matter how hard drivers push the gas pedal, the vehicle will not go above the speed limit you set.

5. DDP™

Keep drivers focused on the road, not their inbox with Distracted Driver Prevention (DDP™). As soon as the vehicle has shifted out of park, drivers’ phones are locked to a driver app so they can’t access email, texts, social media, or any other distracting app on their phone.

6. Seatbelt compliance

Similar to enforcing cell phone policies, seatbelt compliance technology makes it so your drivers aren’t driving down the highway without being buckled in. This life-saving technology allows power to your fleet vehicle, but drivers cannot shift out of park without a seatbelt on.

7. Vehicle inspection and maintenance 

Through many telematics systems you can automate service schedules to keep your fleet vehicles in perfect operating condition and safer to drive. With regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance, you can avoid breakdowns, costly repairs, and even accidents.

Want to learn more about telematics and automating safety in your fleet? Download our free guide to telematics and AVM!

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