Even for the best drivers, there is some risk involved in just driving down the freeway during the course of your normal day. There is the chance you may encounter bad weather, poorly maintained roads, and rubber necking drivers in rush hour traffic. The risk can become even greater when adding an aggressive driver into the mix.
How many occasions have you seen reports on the news of an accident where a semi-truck was involved? How many times have drivers been absolutely terrified when encountering and overly aggressive trucker on the freeway? Perhaps you have not heard about this, but in the fleet management business, this is unfortunately not that uncommon. For a business owner that runs a fleet of trucks, the last thing they want to find out is that the driver of one of their vehicles was involved in and caused an accident causing injury or death. One way for fleet owners and managers to prevent this is using GPS tracking technology. While it cannot prevent all instances of something like this happening, it can certainly help.
Business owned vehicles are like endorsements on wheels. Almost any commercial vehicle you see on the road will be covered in the logo of the business, which is great marketing. The trouble is when those vehicles are driven by aggressive drivers who are cutting off other drivers, weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, disregarding the laws of the road and the safety of other drivers.
Even if a driver does not actually cause an accident it is important to remember that they are ambassadors of the business while out on the road. The last thing a business owner would want is for their company to receive a poor reputation due to their drivers not obeying the traffic laws. Fortunately a GPS tracker can identify some of these poor driving habits by giving fleet managers some insight to what their drivers are doing. By using a GPS tracking system fleet managers can get the following info:
1.The speed at which the vehicle is moving and if it is in excess of the posted speed limit. This is very important, especially if a driver is excessively speeding in order to make deliveries on time.
2.Alerts of abrupt or quick braking. While this can occur naturally for any number of reasons, if it is a regular occurrence there is a good chance the driver is being too aggressive.
3.The times at which the vehicle is operating. If a driver takes the vehicle home and is driving all over town after hours then this might be a serious problem.
While a GPS device does not allow owners to know everything their drivers are doing they surely can give them some insight into whether their drivers are speeding and driving in a dangerous manner.