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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When it comes to issues in fleet management like fuel usage, idle time and route optimization, we usually turn our attention to the benefits of telematics and GPS tracking through the lens of ROI, improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. After all, these are extremely important. But what about the carbon emissions impact of commercial vehicles? Read More

The United States has a system of weighing stations that monitor the weight, safety and emissions of commercial vehicles. The program is overseen by the Department of Transportation and managed by state or local authorities. Weigh station bypass programs allow truck drivers to avoid weigh stations if they have been deemed eligible for a bypass based on safety records, emissions compliance and other factors. Read More

In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) Tracking: Everything You Need to Know

Transportation and logistics can be complicated. You have a full plate with managing driving habits, delivering loads on time, responding to roadside emergencies and monitoring large fleets of vehicles. There is plenty of room for driver and route optimization as well as cost optimizations and quicker disaster response. What if you could preserve your drivers’ health and better maintain your fleet while saving on cost and delivering more quickly?

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