How often do you think a vehicle incident like a crash happen in a day? Every 5 seconds? Every 5 minutes? Or every 5 hours? Come on, take a guess.
The answer is every 5 seconds. Worse than that, statistics shows fatality occurs every 12 minutes. This means, travelling staff are your most high risk employees. The economic impact to you as an employer is astronomical. In 2000 alone, employers spent $61.5 billion on crashes. That is equivalent to $0.16/mile. And 90% of road accidents are caused by staff error resulting to damage in mobile assets, public properties and a lawsuit against the organisation. You might now have an idea on how much money is going out of your pocket in vehicle crashes alone. And it is no joke.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
You need a system that can help improve driving performance and reduce vehicle incidents. Studies show that implementing driver safety program such as a GPS in-vehicle monitoring system (IVMS) can help prevent the cause. The highest cost per employee belongs in the agriculture and forestry, mining and heavy construction industries as well as in land transportation, automotive sales and repair sectors. So if you belong to these markets, it is wise to invest in a robust GPS truck tracking solutions.
Why a GPS tracking solution works?
Traffic, time induced anxiety such as running late to work or in meeting a deadline is the major human factor that influences driving. And an effective GPS in-vehicle monitoring system (IVMS) must communicate with drivers and remind them to slow down in events of speeding and other hazardous driving habits.
Built in technologies that should be found in your IVMS
One of the best examples of a highly beneficial driver performance and safety technology is the in-cabin audible alerts. This technology can provide your drivers with real time feedback in case of harsh braking, acceleration cornering or speeding creating driver safety awareness for every journey.
Another is the driver scorecard reporting and driver identification. The IVMS must be capable of scoring your drivers based on their driving habits. This way, you can immediately counsel and monitor drivers who are most at risk because of their poor driving habits. Also, with a driver identification, you can sync all activities in one vehicle with the driver by having your staff log into their vehicle. This creates traceability and a powerful monitoring system which requires your drivers to become accountable and responsible for their actions.
Of course, at the onset of an emergency either a roadside crash or a heart attack, the best GPS tracking solutions must also have a way to notify you immediately should no drier movements is detected. This allows you to dispatch rescue crews without delay.
Want to successfully reduce vehicle incidents and the steep cost that comes along with it? Be committed.
A GPS vehicle tracking system is a powerful tool but it cannot work alone. To reap the greatest benefits, you need to be committed and encourage your staff to do the same. Here are some tips to help you maximize your return.
-Written standard driving policies and procedures
-Regular vehicle registration checks
-Regular vehicle maintenance and inspection
-Driver training in using the latest GPS technology
-Reward or incentive program for efficient drivers
-Effective disciplinary action system
Coupled with the latest in GPS technology and communications, you can benefit from real-time information needed for you to make more informed, smarter decision for your enterprise. Thus, you can experience immediate returns on investment without the prohibitive capital outlay.
Reduce vehicle incidents, track your fleet’s performance in real-time and make sure every aspect is making profits with a robust GPS in-vehicle monitoring system. Call the leading provider of the most advanced GPS vehicle tracking solutions in Australasia, Securatrak at 1300 653 395
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or request for an information pack or an online demo at http://www.securatrak.com.au/Solutions/Driver-Performance