Imagine you walk into your dispatch office and see that your vehicle has broken down, your driver is running out of available hours, and inclement weather is delaying your next job. As the fleet manager, you now have to decide how best to handle this perilous situation. You have relied on disparate data sources to get ahead of the problem, but still you struggle for insights that can drive good decisions. Enter: Telematics 2.0–the evolution of telematics.
The increase in remote labor isn’t a phenomenon restricted only to the 2020 pandemic. More and more enterprises have been employing people remotely in recent years, with a 2019 study showing that 30% of those surveyed worked remotely on a full-time basis.
Auto fleet management involves a process of tracking vehicles by using a GPS system that is capable of gathering many different kinds of information, and all this information can then be used to improve the performance of your fleet as well as your drivers. It can also help reduce costs, particularly by saving on gas, and it can cut down on unsafe driving practices and speeding.
A new study has shown HGV drivers drive much more safely when there are cameras in their cabs monitoring their behavior.
A series of positive short-term actions and changes in safety processes can make a long-lasting difference.
The right ELD can collect an array of telematics data beyond just engine hours, helping fleets do more than simply comply with hours of service requirements.
Trucking companies can improve their driver Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores by leveraging the data and historical research available to them to help reduce the risk of collisions.
When undergoing compliance investigations, it is important for commercial trucking companies to know what to prepare for and to understand that even in the ELD world, investigators will continue to dig deep for falsified hours of service records.
“Innovation is no longer a luxury,” says Tami Erwin, executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Business Group.