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3 ways to make your fleet safer
In an industry where human error is to blame for more than 90% of crashes, improving vehicle and driver safety has never been more important.
This is where MiX Telematics comes in. We understand your issues, know what you need, and take your fleet safety seriously. Founded in 1996, we’ve been providing fleet management solutions for more than twenty-five years. We deliver driver safety solutions to fleets of all sizes.
At MiX Telematics, our goal is to help you correct poor driver behavior before it becomes a problem and leads to an accident that will negatively impact your company. Driving is one of the most dangerous things a company can ask their employees to do, your business depends on it. You owe it to your business and your drivers to ensure that they drive as safely as possible.
It is well-known that poor driver behavior is the main cause of accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reviewed 2,046,000 crashes and came to the conclusion that 94% of them were caused solely by driver error. And when you own or manage a fleet, driver error and driver behavior is a big deal. At MiX Telematics, we provide solutions that can take this burden off your shoulders.
Having a ton of data is great, but having the right data is better. We call it “Actionable Safety Intelligence,” and for good reason. All the information our tools collect – usage, performance, location, and status of drivers and vehicles helps you get meaningful, real-world information about the unseen workings of your organization. You could say we make the unseen, seen. But more than that, we make it useful.
Once you know more about your drivers’ behaviors, you can change driver behaviors in a way that dramatically reduces crash rates and saves lives. Our solutions include software that gives you real-time information on your drivers and vehicles as well as powerful software platforms that let you track, manage, monitor, and measure the performance of your fleet and get alerts in real-time about events, infringements, deviations, and possible dangers. It’s your call.
Knowing what is happening with your fleet is the best way to solve problems that lead to safety issues. We offer solutions that give you detailed reports on the behaviors your drivers engage in the most, from the group level down to the specific driver. You can see which one speeds and how often, as well as how often your drivers speed in general.
This information can then be used to make decisions about driver training, making sure each driver gets the training they need so that your fleet’s safety improves across the board. And you can use our robust reporting to monitor your driver’s progress.
As a fleet operator or manager - firing, hiring, training, and retraining drivers are some of the most expensive and time-consuming things you do. MiX Telematics solutions give you the tools YOU need to give your drivers the coaching THEY need. We help you determine what type of learner each driver is: visual, verbal and aural, or physical. With that information, you can use our built-in features that help with learning and retention.
Our driver engagement apps let your drivers see how they are doing and give them the coaching they need for continual improvement. Telematics tools that encourage learning, such as apps, driver scoring, in-cab displays, and in-cab video, can all help you with driver coaching. Find out more about how MiX Telematics can help.
No matter how many vehicles you have on the road, fleet safety is paramount. And with the annual accident rate for commercial fleets reaching 20%, safety is one of the main challenges fleet managers face.
Of course, accidents cost your company in employee downtime and replacing or repairing damaged vehicles. But it doesn’t stop there. Keeping a lousy driver behind the wheel can expose your business to increased liability if a serious collision can be traced back to your failure to properly train, monitor, or supervise your drivers.
One of the best ways to improve your fleet safety is to create a comprehensive fleet safety program as part of your business’ safety culture. The plan should be thorough and clear to every employee who drivers for you. And buy-in to the plan must emanate from the top.
Identifying all drivers – Companies may not know the full extent of their exposure. Make sure you identify everyone who drives for your business, whether they use company-owned, rented, or personal vehicles.
Screening drivers – carefully screening and selecting drivers will help you create a safe, reliable team. Unless you have safe drivers, you cannot achieve a long-term safety record. For this reason, it is important to have clear hiring standards and an in-depth screening process for anyone who drives for your company.
Training drivers – make sure all drivers understand vehicle safety procedures and policies. Every driver should be aware of safe driving techniques and strategies, including training on defensive driving.
Managing drivers ongoing – ongoing management of your drivers will ensure that they are following the fleet safety rules you have developed and are driving safely.
Managing accidents – of course, the goal is to not have accidents. But, they do happen. By managing them correctly, you can reduce accident costs as well as understand your exposure and reduce the potential for future accidents.
Establish written procedure and policies – when you have everything written down, it sets clear, consistent expectations for your drivers and your business.
Formalizing a plan for vehicle inspection, repair, and maintenance – staying on top of vehicle maintenance can reduce expensive vehicle breakdowns and potentially help your drivers avoid accidents due to faulty equipment.