USING ACTIONABLE DATA TO IMPROVE DRIVER SAFETY

July 26, 2021 in Driver Monitoring

The volume of fleet safety data is continually expanding. The data alone, even when normalized and aggregated, cannot identify the difference between good and risky drivers. The adage “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” explains the need for tools to use actionable data in driver safety.  Benchmarking The adage “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” explains the need…

Actionable Data: Creating a Holistic View of the Driver

July 01, 2021 in Driver Monitoring

Data is abundant in the fleet industry and can be overwhelming. There is data flowing to a fleet manager like an open firehose from many sources and in varying formats. To make the data actionable a few things need to happen: automation, normalization, and aggregation. Automate Data Collection Fleet managers need to consume several different types of data to create…

DRIVER SAFETY DATA: EVOLUTION TO REAL-TIME ANALYTICS

June 01, 2021 in Driver Monitoring

In its infancy, driver safety data and accident analytics were reactive, focusing on motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and analyzing broad-based data per million miles. As recently as two decades ago, the standard practice was to review a driver’s MVR at hire and, possibly, annually after that. It was rare for any additional analysis, beyond ensuring the driver had a valid…

The Risk of Liability Exposure

October 01, 2020 in Driver Monitoring

Perceived “deep pockets” and willingness to settle quickly make businesses a target for litigation when an on-the-job motor vehicle accident occurs. Regardless of the severity of the crash, liability exposure and potential harmful publicity can impact a company’s bottom line and brand reputation. The size of legal rewards for on-the-job motor vehicle accidents is soaring; a 2019 verdict award was…

The Risk of Accident Costs to Employers

October 01, 2020 in Driver Monitoring

Accident risk exposure is a growing concern for businesses employing drivers. Employers can face astronomical costs when an employee is involved in a motor vehicle accident. 40% of all motor vehicle accidents are work related1 and 53% of those accidents cause employees to miss work, costing employers $56.7 billion in 20172. When a motor vehicle accident occurs in a company…