Join us for a free webinar, Improving Fleet Safety With Driver Monitoring Systems, on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30 am ET with Matt Camden, Research Associate at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Since 2008, Camden has conducted research in the VTTI Center for Truck and Bus Safety focusing on risky driver behaviors and monitoring tools.
Register for the webinar here. You will also be entered in a prize giveaway!
In the meantime, here’s a taste of what to expect in the webinar:
- How to identify and address risky driver behaviors
- Which risky behaviors are the most dangerous and how they can negatively impact your fleet
- How driver monitoring systems can improve overall fleet safety
- How to implement a driver monitoring program, get driver buy-in and measure effectiveness
About 87 percent of drivers have engaged in at least one risky driving behavior within the past month. As a fleet manager, you need greater insight into driver behavior to know what is actually happening on the road.
The primary contributing factors to crashes are driver behaviors:
- Decision errors (ex. Tailgating)
- Recognition errors (ex. Internal distraction)
- Performance errors (ex. Poor directional control)
- Non-performance errors (ex. Sleeping)
Behavioral approaches to reducing dangerous driving incidents have a proven track record. Driver behavior monitoring tools provide real-time insight into risky behaviors that fleet managers can act on. The key for success is that fleet managers must act.
The technology itself is not enough. Instead, it’s up to fleet managers to use monitoring data to provide sufficient coaching.
A 2010 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) study found that for fleets using behavior monitoring tools, the rate of severe safety related events per 10,000 miles fell by 75 percent with coaching but rose by 40 percent without coaching.
We will also discuss several ways to get driver buy-in for monitoring programs and walk through setting up your driver monitoring program step by step.