Commercial vehicle accidents can be costly. Not just in the financial sense with factors including property damage, medical bills, lost cargo and time cost averages well into the billions of dollars each year, but also in terms of life. Far too many commercial vehicle accidents and fatalities occur as a result of driver negligence, which we believe our GPS tracking device and software can help prevent.
Statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the United States each year show an alarming problem of truck driver negligence as the main culprit in commercial truck accidents, putting the drivers and those around them at risk. The most common causes of driver negligence include drivers abusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs, travelling too fast for road conditions, and driver fatigue. Although any vehicle accident is never good, an even more serious situation is created when a commercial truck is involved as their vehicles and cargo carry more deadly force as compared to an average passenger vehicle.
With truck drivers being under pressure to deliver their cargo on time, it becomes tempting for them to drive more carelessly or spend too many hours on the road to make up for lost time. These reckless actions can result in accidents caused by driver error as well as employer negligence if an employer has failed to enforce necessary restrictions.
That’s where GPS to GO believes we can help. The Geotab GPS tracking device we proudly stand behind can track vehicle speed, hours of service, routes taken and mechanical issues. Having the device installed in your fleet vehicle will not only improve your fuel consumption, maintenance costs and fleet efficiency, but will also train your drivers to become safer on the roads which is a good thing for everyone.
It shouldn’t take a change in legislation, a serious accident or the loss of life to get a business thinking about how they can improve their driver safety. You have the power to change the statistics for the better and potentially even save lives. Contact GPS to GO today to find out how easy it can be to increase the safety of your vehicles on the road.
GPS to GO is happy to share the news that our Geotab ELD (Electronic Logging Device) is now a registered ELD with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. This news is great for those in the U.S., or companies who cross into the U.S., who haven’t yet chosen a device for their fleet in order to be compliant with the changes to regulation by the FMCSA requiring hours of service to be logged electronically.
Although some see this change to electronic logging as a burden, this change in fleet tracking will enable companies to:
Cut down on paperwork
Reduce administration costs
Minimize FMCSA violations and any related penalties or fines
Improve driver safety and efficiency
Deliver real-time access to data-rich information
Show up-to-date logbook information to law enforcement or the Department of Transportation
Improve CSA (compliance, safety and accountability) safety ratings
If you’re interested in your company experiencing the benefits of electronic tracking using the Geotab GPS tracking device, the only end-to-end fleet tracking system, contact us for a quote or trial offer!
Everything in today’s business world is go-go-go. People are always on the move, and you need to make sure that you can keep track of your Geotab wherever you might be. That’s why the MyGeotab App was created.
Whether you are a business owner or the fleet manager the MyGeotab App gives you real-time insights at your fingertips.
Some of the Top Features include:
Advanced fleet and driver reporting
Customized rule creation for events, such as speeding or idling
Real-time GPS vehicle tracking on a map
Driver behavior management
Engine health and maintenance monitoring
Open platform, allowing for additional data integration and customization
The App is available for Andriod Smartphone and Tablet devices in the Google Play Store!