The most important transportation industry in the US today is the trucking industry hauling clothing, food, and consumer goods. Having the best drivers on the road at all times will give you the opportunity to get the most out of the industry.
Unfortunately we all can’t sit in the passenger seat of every vehicle in our fleet to make sure all our drivers perform at peak efficiency. Since you can’t be in every vehicle, a GPS fleet vehicle tracking system can record information from your drivers, and provide you the information as if you were driving along side every driver in your fleet. GPS vehicle tracking can work at improving fleet driving by employees by monitoring their driving behaviors.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed is a factor in about 1 out of every 3 fatal crashes. When a speeding tractor trailer is involved, these dangers are amplified. Most drivers speed because they are behind schedule, not paying attention, or are trying to get home faster. Speeding can be costly not only because of accidents but because speeding reduces fuel economy by up to 20%, on top of possible fines that may be accrued. If your drivers knew you had the ability to watch their every move they maybe less likely to speed.
Avoiding Unscheduled Stops
When drivers are out on the road all alone they may see something of interest that it out of the way of their route, or may take detours. Even if your drivers are not taking detours they may take routes that gets them stuck in traffic, or during peak hours. This can lead them to falling behind on schedules and will cause them to start speeding to make up the time. If you don’t have a GPS fleet vehicle tracking system you would not be aware of these issues.
Avoiding Inefficient Driving
Using a GPS fleet vehicle tracking solution you can pay attention for aggressive driving. One way to reduce you fuel costs by as much as 33 percent is watching for things like harsh acceleration and hard breaking. You want your fleet to maintain a constant speed as much as possible to improve fuel efficiency and reduce your costs.
GPS Tracking America can help tailor a GPS fleet tracking solution for your specific business needs and budget to work at improving fleet driving and safety. You can find our GPS vehicle trackers in our shop or you can call us at 1-877-477-0987 if you would like to speak directly to one of our sales representatives for a custom solution.