Truck are designed to work reliably under normal driving conditions and to handle the occasional harsh handling due to inclement weather, poor road conditions or extenuating circumstances.
But when a truck is constantly asked to perform at its max capability then the useful life of a truck diminishes and it may begin to show excessive wear and tear due to harsh driving.
GPS truck trackers give you the ability to monitor driver behavior and to take corrective action.
Harsh acceleration and braking captured with GPS truck trackers
When your truck driver either accelerates too quickly (over a certain set g force) or brakes too fast (over a preset g force) the installed GPS truck tracker will send an alert to the office. These alerts are also recorded for future reference and report generation.
Speeding alerts with GPS truck trackers
Not only is harsh acceleration and braking captured, GPS truck trackers also record speeding. Overspeed alerts can be set to be sent to the office and stored for later reference as well. Typically the overspeed alerts are set to 110 km/h or 120 km/h which really just notifies if the driver is speeding over this maximum threshold.
If a driver speeds and the truck owner is issued with a fine, using the Live Tracking system and recorded overspeed logs from the GPS truck tracker the day and time of the fine offence can be verified (and even the driver wither using the company records or by using the RFID system, see below).
Installing GPS truck trackers in each of the trucks in your fleet will allow you to monitor each individual driver’s behaviors.
When drivers know that their driving behaviors are being monitored then they are more likely to show more respect for the trucks in their care when they are out in the field.
Identify each driver with RFID
If you have multiple drivers for the same truck, it may be easy for them to dismiss your concerns over driving behavior by blaming the other drivers. The way to counter that is by giving each driver a RFID card which will then assign any alerts to them.
One RFID card is given to each driver making is easy to identify them via the trip reports and harsh driving alerts. Then there is no excuse for their ongoing bad driving behavior. You have the data to back up your claims when conducting performance review with your driver personnel.
By installing GPS truck trackers in your fleet you will have the tools you need to monitor vehicles while they are in service and better protect them from abuse.