Promote safe driving habits with tools to help your drivers follow company policies.
You don’t want your drivers to make a bad impression, cause an accident, or get hurt when they’re in your company vehicles. Even when you’ve got a great team, you want to minimize speeding tickets, fender benders, and customer complaints about your drivers.
While employee safety is always the biggest concern, unsafe driving and accidents also can negatively impact your business in other ways, such as:
- Decreased productivity in fleet operations
- Potential fines for drivers and your business
- Negative public perception of your brand
- Increased insurance costs
So, it’s imperative to do your part to help keep your drivers and fellow motorists safer.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 1 out of every 5 fatally injured workers was employed as a driver/sales worker or truck driver. These workers incurred 1,005 fatal occupational injuries in 2019, the highest since BLS began this research in 2003.
To protect your employees and your business, you need the right tools to prioritize driver safety in your organization—and help your drivers follow company policies on the road.
Driver Safety Tools
Driver safety is top of mind when dealing with potential issues within your fleet management operations. NexTraq solutions can help reduce liability and improve driver safety across your fleet.
Real-Time Video and Snapshots
With NexTraq® Dashcam, you’ll know what your driver saw and how they reacted. NexTraq Dashcam provides videos and images based on vehicle, camera, time signature, and GPS location. You can check in on your drivers for live snapshots of what’s going on.
NexTraq Dashcam is like sitting in the passenger seat of every vehicle in your fleet. You get the HD video and real-time snapshots you need to:
- Incentivize good driving behavior
- Reduce poor driving behaviors
- Protect against insurance fraud
- Expose staged accidents
- Mitigate false/exaggerated whiplash claims
- Defend against conflicting reports of actual events
In fact, some insurance companies may offer a discount once dashcams are installed in your company vehicles.
Mobile Device Usage
Distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But using smartphones and tablets in a manner that’s not hands-free isn’t just dangerous. In some states and municipalities, it’s against the law.
In partnership with SafeDrivePod®, NexTraq MobileBlock™ ensures drivers’ smartphone and tablet screens are locked during driving. NexTraq MobileBlock is a great tool for managers to stop smartphone- and tablet-based distractions right away, including:
- Web browsing
- Gaming and more…
Best of all, implementation is easy. A small, self-adhering pod about the size of a nickel is mounted in the vehicle. Then simply download the app from App Store or Google Play to the tablets or smartphones used by drivers of the vehicle to shut off all access to apps while driving.
To hold your drivers accountable, you need to know what’s happening behind the wheel. With NexTraq® Driver Safety Scorecard, you’ll know who was speeding, taking corners too fast, braking too hard, or accelerating too aggressively. That helps you stay on top of unsafe driving events so you can reward good drivers—and coach those who need help.
When combined with NexTraq Driver Training courses, Driver Safety Scorecard is a powerful tool to help improve overall fleet safety and sharpen your team’s driving skills.
Real-Time Driver Notification
NexTraq® Driver Awareness™—an in-vehicle buzzer–provides immediate feedback when your drivers need it most. When fleet vehicles are involved in harsh acceleration, hard braking, or aggressive cornering events, the driver hears a beep for one second. That serves as a reminder to drive more cautiously, and it informs driver the event has been registered on their Driver Safety Scorecard.
That simple beep helps your drivers refocus on the road and serves as a reminder that safe driving should remain one of their top priorities on the job.
Driver Safety Matters
Driving behaviors represent a huge safety risk to drivers, as well as others on the road. They also present a unique challenge for fleet managers. You need the right tools to detect and change these behaviors in real time, before they cause a preventable incident.
Driver safety affects your organization in other ways too. When your vehicles are driven correctly, that cuts down on wear and tear. The result can lead to reduced maintenance costs. Better driving behavior also can keep crucial vehicle components like brakes and tires in better condition, helping to reduce the risk of accidents.
That’s why NexTraq provides the tools you need to help keep your vehicles and your company running at their best. Contact us to help make your drivers better—and protect your business.