A big contributor to road safety is the fitness of drivers and driver fatigue. How quick are they to react properly to changing driving conditions and can they maintain their alertness?
Globaltrack’s Fleet Management Solution; Webtrack provides fleet managers with a solution to managing driver fatigue. It consists of setting up automatic scheduled moving reports, indicating when drivers drive during prohibited or resting hours. The system provides a stop report that indicates all the stops a driver makes and the duration of stops. Monitoring resting time is necessary as drivers can cause fatal accidents if their alertness goes down.
The road freight and transportation industry identified good nutrition as a vital component for long-distance truck drivers to remain fit and alert behind the wheel! Food can affect your mental clarity, mood, memory, and drinking enough water improves your focus on the road.
There are ways in which you can help to implement healthy habits amongst drivers, such as health days at the office, where health and fitness levels can be tested.
Provide information to drivers on planning ahead for trips by packing in healthy food and snacks and choosing water over fizzy drinks. Give them ideas on how they can stay fit. Perhaps give each driver a skipping rope to keep fit and cool bag to keep their healthy snacks in.
Consider running a competition where drivers are incentivised for practicing good driver behaviour and for improving on their fitness and health tests. This will not only benefit drivers in the long run but also decrease the risk of accidents, insurance claims, cargo damage and the cost of maintenance. If drivers are more alert on the road, they have a better chance to avoid harsh breaking and speeding, that all adds up to maintenance cost.
Get the most out of drivers’ behaviour with our Driver Performance Overview report; allowing you to make quick and accurate decisions on drivers’ performance and on road behavior. This ensures that your fleet is operated by the best possible drivers and that the risk of fatal accidents are minimised.
Contact us today to find out more about our driver behaviour solution in managing driver fatigue.