If your trucks are not on the road, they are not making money. Conversely, the longer your truck is on the road, the more risks both the vehicle and the driver face. These risks are especially high for long-haul companies: things like compliance, cargo safety, and driver wellbeing become even more of an issue on long journeys.
As you’re well aware, running a fleet is an expensive business. You’ve got fuel costs to keep an eye on, plus maintenance checks, repairs, and more to manage. There are also hidden costs that, if left unchecked, can swiftly add up.
Seeing speeding cars cutting corners and running red lights may look exhilarating in movies, but this type of driving doesn’t have a place on real-life roads. In real life, this is called aggressive driving, and it can pose serious problems to your fleet.
Curtailing aggressive driving in fleets may seem like it’s easier said than done—especially since, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), 80% of drivers have admitted to aggressive behaviors on the road at least once in a given year.Read More »4 Cost Savings from Smarter Driving in Fleets
With an estimated 36 million trucks currently in service in the United States, there is a more urgent need to make sure truck drivers maintain strict safety and accident prevention standards.
Unfortunately, the numbers say this is not the case. According to the 2019 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, which covered data up to 2017, the number of fatalities from accidents involving trucks has been on the rise since 2014. Out of these fatalities, 72% were occupants of other vehicles, 18% were occupants of large tracks, and 10% were pedestrians.Read More »3 Ways to Prevent Fleet Truck Accidents