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February 13, 2017

Safety – Putting your fleet first

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After working with quite a few companies I’ve realized that the concept of safety on the job eludes people still. It’s a simple practice that should be the bare minimum a company can offer. Yet, safety on the job, despite of company size, isn’t considered critical. It is perceived to be a convenience where as it should be a mandatory practice especially for businesses with fleets. Small businesses, in particular lack the manpower for adequate supervision of employees, dedicated safety directors or fleet managers, and often utilize underdeveloped or completely lack formal safety training programs. Vehicles with proper fleet management software can help bridge the gap between small and large fleets by effortlessly identifying problem areas using data and reporting tools.

With this in mind, it’s clear that fleet safety should be made a critical concern for the business. Should an accident occur, a business can be informed at the earliest and help can be on its way. This is a prompt way to deal with the urgency at hand rather than hoping to get spotted by a Good Samaritan on the road. A well-managed and safe fleet of vehicles can result in a more profitable business, better customer service and increased safety, among a myriad other benefits.

Drivers can be rated by their driving behavior. Performance can be judged on factors like harsh cornering, rash driving and idling. Good driving behavior can be patronized by incentivizing drivers that rank well on the above stated factors. The drivers who aren’t performing well can be made to undertake relevant trainings that help improve their rank. By training your fleet drivers and giving them verbal feedback, managers could help avoid possible hazards and accidents. Businesses with fleet management software in place get detailed vehicle and driver data reports. These reports in turn help understand the driver behavior and any issues with the vehicle and both can be handled well in advance. Cartrack helps you give your fleet that well deserved peace of mind. Cartrack will ensure the safety of your fleet and alert fleet managers in times of distress. Precaution is better than cure, and that is exactly how this fleet management software works. Information about anything amiss gets red flagged and is brought to attention to avoid any mishap. It is time that organizations understand the importance of safety of their employees. Safety of the employees should always come first not due to reasons of liability but for the fleet’s welfare.