For fleet managers context matters. You can’t change when and where you operate your business — but it helps to be aware of pertinent environmental risk factors.
Traditionally, fleet managers have relied on measuring the ABC’S (acceleration, braking, cornering and speeding) of driving to judge driver behavior with the hope of improving fleet safety. However, without knowing why a driver reacted in a certain way, data remains simply data and can not be acted upon.
For example, harsh turning maneuvers to avoid potholes would typically be viewed as safe, while driving at the speed limit on a snowy day in Green Bay would be considered unsafe. These scenarios show why taking context into account is critical when evaluating comprehensive fleet safety.
Geotab analyzes contextual risk to help fleet managers better understand the environmental factors that shape fleet safety beyond driver behavior and vehicle health.
Fleet managers need predictive insights about their vehicles: actionable, data-rich reports that are applicable and specific to segments of fleet operations, not a cumulative score for both heavy-duty trucks (HDT) and private passenger type (PPT) vehicles). These insights provide drivers with the opportunity to improve their driving habits with clear, irrefutable feedback on how to improve)
These characteristics should all be measured within the same fleet, and benchmarked against other similar fleets. They should also be compared with historical performance for the same driver, as day-to-day performance can be impacted by many factors.
We encourage our customers and partners to try out our safety experiments in Active Insights in MyGeotab and the Analytics Lab. Look for the Contextual Risk Index API in the Geotab API Explorer.
If you would like to learn more about getting started with Geotab, reach out to our team to get a complimentary quote!