Big Data is likely a word you’ve heard before. However, it seems to be an abstract term for some to understand. Big Data refers to large volumes of varied data that is received at a fast rate. Usually there is reference to the three Vs – volume, velocity and variety.
As you know, there are regulations that govern the driving hours of drivers of commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. These regulations go by different names depending on where your fleet operates but their goal is ultimately the same and that is to reduce driver fatigue and the accidents related to it.
The risks associated with fatigue in the transportation industry is noteworthy. According to the National Safety Council, 13% of all fatal truck crashes and 28% of single commercial vehicle crashes involve fatigue.
Most fleet owners are concerned about how to effectively track and manage their assets. Considerations such as safety, compliance, efficiency and security spring to mind and help shape their decision when choosing an asset manager solution.
Although asset tracking has been around for some time, advancements in technology has grown leaps and bounds. It’s never been easier or more important to protect your assets from theft and other variables which may negatively impact your investment potential.
Keeping track of moveable assets is imperative for any fleet business. As such, trailers form an important part of this type of business and aspects such as understanding where your assets are at any given time, how often they’re being used and whether your cargo is being unloaded on time and in the right place, are tantamount to the effective running of your business.
The application of game mechanics, such as rules of play and point scoring, to non-game contexts is changing the landscape of B2B applications, which have traditionally been used to formalize processes within a business.
The use of apps is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of business. And for good reason. Employees who work for mobile-focused companies are more productive, creative, satisfied and loyal than those who don’t1.
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.
If you own and manage multiple third-party systems, you risk losing control of valuable data. It’s likely that you have employees that manually input data into each of these systems but this way of doing can be extremely time-consuming and not very efficient.
Good customer service is often a defining factor in achieving competitive advantage. Having a solution that supplies your employees with a steady data flow and immediate access to information can enable your employees to timeously address enquiries and meet the specific needs of your customers.
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Transportation accidents encompass 40% of all workplace deaths and is thus the leading cause of job fatalities. Employers within this sector (and anywhere fleets are involved) should be cognizant of their duty to ensure the safety of their drivers and put appropriate measures in place.
Telematics and the need for ELDs have made it infinitely easier for fleet managers to collect data. However, the amount of data received on a daily basis can feel overwhelming. So, the question is: how do you know whatÕs most important?
On December 18, the now-infamous ELD mandate came into effect. A survey conducted in October of last year found that 60% of for-hire fleets have yet to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Among private fleets, the number was zero. Since the process can be lengthy, these results indicate that there are many fleets that likely didn't make the deadline for ELD implementation.
There is a lot of buzz in training circles about Gamification. In case you're not familiar with the term, it’s taking something that isn’t typically a game – for instance, safe driving techniques – and adding an element of competition in order to incent a behavior change. Typically, this is done within a peer group, so drivers are competing against each other, either individually or within a team.
23 May 2018; Beame, a brand by MiX Telematics, announced plans to roll out its first Enterprise Development based, mobile fitment centre which will be exhibited at the South Africa Bike Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix from the 25 & 27 May 2018.