Do you know what is the leading cause for on job deaths? Car crashes. As we stop to think about our driving habits in April, for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a good time to also reflect on how you are helping your drivers practice better habits on the road. Not just for themself or your business, but for others sharing the road with them.
Here are some stats on why now is the time to put some safety measures in place:
- Business owners have a 1 in 5 chance of their fleet being involved in a crash every year
- The average vehicle incident can cost businesses up to $16,000. If an injury is involved, that cost spikes over $70,000
- 10% of all fatal car accidents are caused by distracted driving - making it more important to keep focus on the road
Want to improve your fleet’s safety? Here are a few ways how WorkWave GPS can help:
- Driver Behavior Scoring: You can access reports to highlight selected driver behavior events including speeding, braking, acceleration, cornering, and idling events. Reviewing these metrics for each driver will identify who is a potential risk and who should be rewarded.
- Posted Speed Limit Alerts: Speeding tickets are not only expensive - but could be a hindrance to your insurance coverage, lead to vehicle downtime or license restriction, and indicate that your vehicle is not being well treated. With Posted Speed Limit Alerts, you can define what the acceptable speeding threshold is for your drivers and receive a real-time alert to let you know when and where a driver is speeding. Take action when necessary!
- WorkWave: GPS Track: With 24/7 access to live tracking on your mobile smartphone, you’ll have eyes on your drivers’ performance from any place, at anytime. You can drill down into the details and start to hold your employees accountable for their actions. In no time, you should see a spike in productivity and safety. Learn more about the WorkWave: GPS Track app here.
- In-cab buzzers: WorkWave’s OBD-II devices arrive with driver behavior buzzers pre-installed (requiring no extra installation). With the driver behavior feature enabled, drivers will receive real-time alerts when an “unsafe” habit happens (excessive acceleration, slamming on the brakes, etc). One example, let’s say you define that drivers can travel at 10 mph over the speed limit. If a driver travels at 47 mph in a 35 mph zone, a loud buzzer will go off to indicate the unacceptable action (don’t forget, you can also receive an alert via email or text as well).
Want to learn more?
Join us on April 10 at 2pm for our webinar Leveraging Statistics So That Your Drivers Don’t Become One. We’ll plan to cover coaching tips, best practices, and review driver behavior scoring to help you proactively manage your fleet.