Many people will say that the main benefit of in-cab video is increased fleet safety. Of course, this is very much true. In-cab video allows you to track and monitor drivers on the road to ensure that their behavior is safe and does not increase the risk of crashes. It also gives you the opportunity to see what safety measures to put in place when a crash does occur by reviewing video footage. No more second-hand information.
According to data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017. Of these crashes, 4,237 were fatal and 344,000 resulted in injuries1. The impact of fatalities and injuries related to crashes can be overwhelming. Not only does it decrease the safety of your fleet but it can also have an impact on efficiency and costs.
In the U.S, in-cab video is more commonly available as a third-party offering. What this means for fleet managers and owners is that they have to invest even more to use another telematics provider's software to sync this visual evidence.
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From monitoring customers in a supermarket to keeping tabs on traffic congestion on major highways, video surveillance is used to great effect across the world. So why shouldnÕt it be used in the road transport industry to survey driver behavior and effectively improve road safety?
Integrated in-vehicle recording systems have been proven to save fleet owners and managers plenty in time and money Ð but the biggest benefit affects the drivers themselves: in-cab video can help prevent accidents and save lives.