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. 

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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. 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

In 2019, there were approximately 5 million people involved in motor vehicle crashes that resulted in injury, a number that has stayed mostly consistent over the last five years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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.
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Skilled fleet managers excel at juggling a number of important tasks to maintain a successful operation, with safety being high on the list of essential duties.

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.
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