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.