According to Fleet Forum an estimated 1.3 million deaths happen annually on the road. Fleet Forum’s mission is to address the issue of road safety and security in particular the transport of NGOs. The risk attached to the life of a NGO driver such as highjack hotspots and hazardous roads add additional stress to the fleet company, client and NGO workers involved.
According to an article on Fleet Forum’s website drastic steps are required to reduce the above mentioned number of deaths per annum. Luckily these steps are easy implementable through better maintenance of vehicles, improved driver training, and staff education on road safety.
Telematics are a crucial part of the fleeting industry as it can improve maintenance and repairs, fuel efficiency, road safety and security. According to an article written by Kim Alexander titled “Trucks Are Becoming More Interconnected” telematics are becoming more important in the trucking industry. Kim mentions in her article that a panelist from the Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Association predicted that telematics could soon become a default standard for heavy trucks.
GPS tracking can alert fleet managers of the status of vehicles every movement. The safety analytics function on telematics can help managers to identify drivers that practice safe driving and identify drivers that require additional driver training.
Globaltrack’s telematics system: Webtrack offers various solutions for fleet managers to have better control to the safety of the vehicles and drivers. Features such as driver violation, panic button and over speeding reports in Webtrack can provide important information to fleet operators to help mitigate risk of accidents due to possible speeding or provide drivers with emergency assistance in the event of a high jacking. Fleet operators can set up highjack hotspots to closely monitor the movement of drivers in dangerous areas, displaying time of arrival and departure.
Together we can help Fleet Forum reduce the number of deaths per year by supporting them in their mission of making the lives of an NGO driver safer.