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Prepare Your Business for the Winter Weather with Fleet Tracking
Posted on 11/20/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
Did you know that 24% of all traffic accidents are weather-related? The winter weather came early this year and has already hit several cities, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. So, now is the time to prepare your drivers for the adverse conditions ahead. Remind them that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement, and it’s crucial to slow down on slick roadways.
Along with driver safety, it’s important to remember that the weather change can also affect fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance and traffic congestion. Vehicle idling can have a significant impact on your fuel spend. Of course, you want your drivers to stay warm, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye your precious fuel. Simply ask your drivers to go inside while they do their paperwork, so idling doesn’t become an issue.
Are your vehicles ready for the winter weather? It’s important to make sure they are properly maintained and ready to maneuver on snow or ice-filled roadways. Additionally, as you know, the colder weather brings with it road delays and traffic congestion. Be sure to provide your drivers with efficient routes, so they can avoid the messy conditions.
Here are a few ways a fleet tracking solution can help your business run smoothly this holiday season:
- Monitor speeding and receive instant alerts if your drivers exceed the posted speed limit of a roadway or a user-defined speed limit.
- Pinpoint idling drivers and see exactly how long they have been idling and how much money it’s costing you.
- Stay up-to-date on vehicle maintenance and view details of services performed with automated maintenance logs.
- Create the shortest routes to all locations and quickly reroute your drivers around traffic delays.