GPS Trackit Announces Leading-Edge Video Telematics Solution

VidFleet transforms road safety with high-resolution video, edge processing, and real-time in-cab audible alerts.

Atlanta, GA, July 20, 2021 – GPS Trackit, a leading provider of video, fleet, and asset tracking systems, announced today it has launched VidFleet™ – a cutting-edge, connected video telematics system with features that range from a 360-degree view of the road and driver to real-time in-cab audible alerts and the industry’s clearest picture.

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The Distraction of Eating & Driving for Truck & Van Drivers

Discussions on the issue of distracted driving tend to focus on the most prevalent problem: cell phone use. However, fleets that are looking to combat driver distraction in their operations effectively would be remiss to not address another problematic driver distraction: eating and driving.

So, before autonomous cars arrive and allow fleet drivers to easily munch on the go in their work vehicles, fleets should consider how detrimental eating and driving can be regarding the safety of their drivers and vehicles.

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Preventing accidents is crucial in fleet management. When it comes to preventing injury, liability and lawsuits, it’s important to have as many useful safeguards in place as possible.
Dash cams can serve as a vehicle “black box” if they’re recording during an incident. Telematics can help reduce accident rates. We’ll examine several ways you can use GPS tracking and telematics to create a safer fleet.

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What Is the Correlation Between Speeding, Hard Braking and Higher Accident Rates?

Accidents are often preventable through the right mix of training, education, and tracking. Over a 10-year period there was a 12-percent increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalities in 2008 to 4,761 fatalities in 2017 according to a report released in 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Trucking accidents can be costly, both in terms of money and lives lost. Ensuring the safety of your fleet drivers and the community you serve should always remain top-of-mind. Accidents are costly and can be a major issue, so make sure you’re doing everything in your power to reduce the chances of incidents.

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Fleet management video cameras or dashcams may be essential for protecting your fleet, but how can you get your drivers to accept it?

It’s easy to find driver comments online about dash cams. Some experienced drivers take pride in their safety records and feel the dash cam is an intrusion or a cause for stress. A few drivers mention how video can prove that the car driver is often at fault in an accident with fleet trucks. This video evidence can exonerate the professional fleet truck driver and reduce expensive insurance claims How can we answer driver questions and make it easier for them to see the value of dashcams in their fleet vehicles?. Read More

Rising Gas Prices: How Fleet Management Can Help

The cost of gas is the highest it’s been since the start of the pandemic. It. Demand for gasoline decreased last spring as travel slowed while people quarantined at home. And gas prices dropped 27 cents from 2019. But pump prices have steadily risen as the crisis has continued. By the end of 2020, it reached $2.31, according to the AAA. In January 2021, diesel averaged $2.63 across the country. Read More