According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics, a total of 15,792 traffic accidents occurred in 2019 (latest reported data). Of these, 104,169 were personal injury collisions, and 1,623 resulted in at least one person fatality.
The data indicates that human factors (41%), speeding or driving too fast (23%), environmental factors (22%), and distraction (21%) are the principal causes of accidents.
That is why security in fleet management should be considered one of the priority tasks of a fleet manager. Ignoring these values can lead to deaths, injuries or health complications in your staff and of course, significant damage with company vehicles.
Technology as an ally
The vast technological advances allow us today to take control of the vehicles, monitor the routes they travel, evaluate the driving level of our operators, verify their productivity and send assistance in case of an emergency.
Incident management programs are very helpful in managing vehicle repairs and organizing all the expenses that come after a collision or event.
At BDS, we always recommend our clients perform safety inspections and complete routine maintenance on their vehicles. We also advise them on what equipment to install to increase the safety of their drivers, passengers and other users.
We do all of this with the support of our experienced technicians and our highly skilled Up-Fitting team.
But what vehicle safety problems could technology solve?
- Theft prevention: through the installation of security cameras and constant monitoring of vehicles.
- Immediate assistance in the event of breakdowns or accidents: thanks to real-time monitoring.
- Location history storage: This allows you to determine the areas where the car is supposed to travel.
- Security alerts or suspicious activities: these are configured by the fleet manager and report information with the description of any incident.
Modern tracking technologies can also help enforce safety standards, and GPS and IoT technology offer great opportunities for fully automated vehicle management, providing full access to vehicle data 24/7.
Likewise, fleet managers should consider training their drivers regularly to educate them and ensure that they’ll respond as expected in the event of an incident. An educated driver who receives instant alerts when he runs out of gas or has any other vehicle problem is more likely to address things before they cause problems.
As you can see, modern fleet management should not only be about logistics but must also ensure the protection of the driver at all times.
Make sure that your vehicles are in perfect condition with the support of our specialists.
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