It can seem like keeping your trucks on the road and your best drivers engaged and happy is a difficult juggling act. But with the right fleet dash cam platform, you can make sure your crews and equipment are safe while also saving money and improving employee retention.
It wasn’t so many years ago that a phone was just a phone—not a smartphone with everything from a high-definition camera to internet access and social media packed into it. You can say the same thing about video cameras installed in fleet vehicles. A dashcam can be just that—a video camera installed in a truck—or it can be much more.
Dashcams with AI are “smart cameras,” and they can help fleets avoid accidents and save thousands of dollars in repair costs, legal bills, and insurance premiums. Here’s how they work.
Dash Cams Can Save Your Fleet from Truck Accident Fraud & Litigation
The need for fleet driver coaching and regular occurrence of accidents have made GPS tracking a must-have solution, particularly highlighted by the increasing adoption of dash cam solutions.
Managing the Safety of Large Truck Fleets
Motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. increased 16% through the first six months of 2021, according to new preliminary estimates released by the National Safety Council, which further exacerbates the need for fleets to address driver safety protocols in their operations. 1 Read More
Record $1 Billion Judgement Against Trucking Company
In 2018, over 2,800 people were killed, and an estimated 400,000 people were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver, and 20% of those killed weren’t even driving – they were pedestrians. On average, truck crashes with injuries cost $200,000 or more. But in light of those statistics, this number feels low by comparison when we consider a case like the death of Connor Dzion and the billion dollar judgement against the companies involved. Read More
Quick Tips for Starting a Fleet Safety Program
Safety is among the top concerns for fleets. In addition to personal injury of employees and the costs of repairing assets, accidents also open up fleets to costly litigation. Read More
The data looked at varying degrees of injury but did not include fatalities. The data showed rear-end collisions made up the most significant portion of all the injuries overall, which is also one of the most common accident types for fleets.
Effectively managing safety is crucial as this ultimately means looking out for the well-being of company drivers, the general public, and your vehicle fleet. Integral aspects to thoroughly managing a safe fleet include monitoring driver behaviors as much as possible, whether this is done by managing real-time GPS data and video, regularly reviewing motor vehicle records, or utilizing a number of other important solutions and tools to support fleet safety.