Hiring the right drivers, supporting them with technology, and keeping them healthy are three winning strategies when it comes to operating a safe fleet.
If you’re not convinced about the value of telematics in the auto insurance space, you might be swayed after reading what Phil Ost, head of personal lines at Zurich Insurance Company, had to say during a virtual fireside chat at Connected Claims USA 2020.
Using Telematics and data to shift away from reactive maintenance can cut down significantly on emergency repairs, which helps fleets continue to move goods and improve business.
When it comes to advanced commercial vehicle safety, systems capabilities have improved through advancements in sensor and camera technologies, paving the way for the next generation of vehicle safety technologies. Most common safety features on a commercial vehicle today provide warning capabilities, through functionality such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring. These systems provide audible and/or visual alerts in the vehicle cab to alert the driver about an impending incident.
Big data is revolutionizing fleet management — specifically in the form of telematics. From engine diagnostics that track fuel efficiency and mileage to sensors that detect aggressive driving behavior and interior vehicle activity, this information is so valuable that we’re quickly approaching the point where connected technology will come standard in every vehicle.
Digital transformation remains a top concern for business leaders – and with good reason. On top of the financial investment required, 78% of digital transformation efforts fail to meet business objectives and 73% fail to provide business value.
Communication, clear rules and consistent parameters set by fleets can improve adherence to safe truck driving practices and policies. While states have guidelines or laws on cell phone usage and restrictions while driving, this has no impact on driver behavior, advised Dr. Jeffrey Hickman, group leader for the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute during a recent webinar hosted by FleetOwner. This is why it is important that fleets consider implementing their own safe driver policy.
You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family.
If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to be prepared for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. It’s always important to be prepared for a hurricane. Your planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. For tips to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19, please see: Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Workforce Management strategies that put Customer Experience and Customer Safety first during COVID-19
Care, creative thinking, and new tools can address customers’ acute needs today and forge stronger ties in the post-COVID-19 era. In a short period of time, COVID-19 has overwhelmed lives and livelihoods around the globe. For vulnerable individuals and the customer teams that serve them, it has also forced a rethinking of what customer care means. Suddenly, examinations of customer journeys and satisfaction metrics to inform what customers want have given way to an acute urgency to address what they need.