Distracted truck driver causes accident captured by dash cam.

Truck Dash Cam Shows Distracted Driving Crash

A fleet truck driver in the United Kingdom was recently jailed for crashing into the rear of a vehicle on a highway that resulted in serious injury to its three occupants. (1) The driver was discovered to have been texting while driving just before the incident, which dash cam footage installed into the truck was able to show. Read More

Pay and Safety Affect Truck and Van Fleet Driver Retention

With a freshly revived economy, businesses are doing their best to attract new talent to the workforce. But for fleets, holding on to existing drivers is equally important. So far in 2021, average driver turnover at large trucking fleets was at 92%, while at smaller fleets, it was 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations’ latest employment report.

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How Positive Coaching Can Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Drivers have a difficult job. They spend hours of their day navigating traffic and dealing with other drivers while focusing on arriving at their destination quickly and safely. The pressures of job productivity can lead to bad driving habits like speeding, hard braking, and aggressive acceleration and potentially cause accidents. Luckily fleets have tools that can help identify these bad driving habits and address them. Video telematics systems can monitor the vehicle, and the driver and systems like the GPS Trackit solution can assign a score to evaluate how a driver is performing. Read More

Most fleet managers in the field services and home services industry are aware of the importance of fleet management. But many do not know that they can improve their bottom line by optimizing their route planning, ensuring efficient dispatching, and using GPS tracking to ensure that drivers show up on time for their appointment with a customer. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how these things will help you serve more customers per day for higher profits.

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What States Require Driver Consent for GPS Tracking and Video Telematics?

Using GPS tracking and video recording is common in modern fleet management. GPS tracking improves navigation, helps drivers find faster routes by avoiding traffic, and helps them save on gas. Businesses are also able to provide their clients with up-to-the-minute updates about shipment locations and driver progress. But businesses need to consider whether they are legally allowed to use these tools. Read More