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How telematics boosts your fleet management with enhanced driver performance

How telematics boosts your fleet management with enhanced driver performance

Your drivers hold a significant amount of responsibility for the safe and optimal operation of your vehicles. Accidents, traffic violations and other risky driver behaviours cost your business in a number of ways –  reputational, financially, operationally and even legally.

The key to creating a safer driving culture is to not only monitor driver behaviour – but to also use the data and insights gained to make your drivers more aware of issues and help coach them to be safer.

EROAD’s telematics solution provides visibility of your drivers and their on-road performance. It increases accountability, facilitates better driving choices at the same time as allowing you to reinforce and reward good driving habits. In effect, it helps nurture safer driving by encouraging positive behavioural change.

It achieves this by bridging the gap between after-the-event management reporting and in-cab, behind-the-wheel influence on driver behaviour.

“Not everyone is taught how to drive correctly, how to manage their day and so on. It might just be a simple gear change in the wrong rev range and the driver is getting into the red zone instead of sitting in the most economical zone.

We use EROAD as a safety tool but data is power. The more data you have, the better you can run, the more efficient you can become. The more efficient we become, the more we can give to the staff.”

Andrew Forbes
Director, Challenge Logistics

Benchmark your drivers

EROAD’s Leaderboard provides you with an inside view of your fleet based on key driver metrics, enabling you to set up effective driver training and reward programmes.

It also helps you reward great driving by using gamification to encourage proactive driver improvement with a bit of healthy competition. Drivers can be scored on key driver metrics, with rankings showing how your drivers compare with each other and against industry driver benchmarks. You can also benchmark your drivers against their industry peers and compare them to the EROAD community of 100,000+ vehicles.

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EROAD has found that organisations that pay consistent attention to EROAD’s driver behaviour analytics have 38% fewer speeding events than organisations that don’t view them at all.

EROAD study, June 2016

Monitor and enhance individual driver performance

EROAD’s customisable reports allow you to organise the data by driver so you can coach those who need it at the same time as incentivising and rewarding drivers who improve or excel.

EROAD’s Ehubo2 supports drivers with data and live in-cab notifications on speeding, harsh braking, cornering and sharp acceleration so they can make safer decisions while they’re on the road.  It also allows for two-way messaging so you can stay in touch with your drivers while they’re out on the road.

EROAD helps you keep track of your driver’s hours and also lowers the risk of accidental non-compliance with fatigue and rest time rules.

Speeding isn’t the only driver behaviour that increases the risk of accidents or injury and fleet down-time. With EROAD, you can also monitor seat belt usage, harsh braking and acceleration to help improve driver safety.

Ensuring your drivers are safe on the road can also provide other benefits to your business such as reduced fuel and maintenance costs, less vehicle downtime, reduced fines and penalties, happier drivers and customers!

Installing EROAD in your vehicles may also help reduce your insurance premiums and excess if you can show you are in the top 25% of drivers on EROAD’s Leaderboard.

And in those rare cases where drivers might be falsely accused of speeding or reckless driving, you also can refer back to precise data on EROAD’s platform to confirm the vehicle’s speed and location at the time.

Driver accountability has a very real impact on speed and road safety.

An EROAD study found that vehicles where the driver was logged in had 50% less speed events than vehicles with no identified driver.

EROAD study, June 2016

Maintain visibility of sub-contractors and partners

Keeping track of your contractors and partners is also a vital part of your operations. Not only do they represent your business, but they are also a vital part of your supply chain so you need to ensure they are working to your high standards as your drivers and also comply with Chain of Responsibility legislation.

EROAD’s Share provides you with the same visibility of their fleets as you have of your own. This can enhance productivity and your ability to ensure the safety of all drivers working for you. It simplifies health and safety compliance by showing you the location of all vehicles and also how they are being driven. You control which vehicles are shared, for what period, and the driver behaviour reports they appear in.

You can then coordinate resources and simplify dispatch and job management. Being able to share data across your drivers provides better visibility of your operations and helps you deliver a high-quality service to your customers.

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Improved compliance

A high standard of driving across your fleet doesn’t just protect your business’s reputation, it also protects your CoR compliance and helps reduce your insurance premiums. Here’s a few key EROAD tools to help you keep an eye on the road and your driver’s performance:

  • Over Speed Dashboard shows speeding events and trends at vehicle, driver and fleet level
  • Posted Speed delivers real-time driver coaching by displaying speed limit data on highways and main metro routes and comparing this to the actual speed being driven. This empowers drivers to make better choices on the road.
  • Virtual Speed Camera allows you to set safe operating speeds for high-risk areas such as schools, black spots or customer/supplier sites
  • Leaderboard benchmarks drivers based on key metrics: speeding, harsh braking, sharp acceleration and cornering.
  • Drive Buddy provides in-cab driver feedback
  • Driver Insight report generates individual feedback on driver performance
  • Idle report helps reduce vehicle wear and tear and fuel costs.

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