An effective fleet safety program must be comprehensive, up-to-date and instituted as part of your company's safety culture. It must be comprehensive and reach every employee who gets behind the wheel. And commitment has to start from the top. A fleet safety program identifies specific policies and procedures.
This helps ensure a safe working environment for drivers. Heritage-Crystal Clean reduced compliance violations by 25%. How a fleet of 1000 vehicles simplified compliance for their drivers and managers. According to a study, commercial fleets save up to 13% on fuel costs.
Driver training not only reduces the chance of traffic accidents, but it also standardizes the processes that drivers follow to operate smoothly. From communication to certain driving habits, a comprehensive driver training program should cover everything. We were able to analyze our data and identify the 10 states with the highest number of incidents of sudden braking, excessive acceleration and sharp turns. Proper vehicle maintenance is key to safe operation.
Monitoring vehicle engine data and keeping truck engines and trailer parts proactive will minimize the chance of a road breakdown. A timely driver inspection should also be a requirement before driving. With modern ELD systems, truckers can not only ensure that they are not violating service hour guidelines, but they can also ensure proper maintenance and prevent equipment from malfunctioning. The PowerFleet ELD, for example, reduces compliance issues for drivers and continuously tracks engine hours.
With its maintenance modules, it also plans PM in advance and prevents road safety incidents. The solution's vehicle inspection reports improve fleet safety and prevent and help predict maintenance problems instead of reacting to them. Your maintenance team can even delete and save detailed messages as you clean the items. To identify and address the components of the situation, let's consider the vehicle, its use and maintenance, and then the driver (i.e., the driver's health, driver competence, and driver behavior).
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