Driver Behavior Monitoring is the key to Safe and Efficient Fleet Management

Did you know that for a fleet management company, the drivers play a key role in defining the TCO. Most of the accidents on the roads are attributed to unruly driver behavior while a good driver can expand the life of your vehicles and reduce the cost of your vehicle operation by a considerable amount. Driver behavior monitoring is a vital tool which allows a fleet manager to understand the driving style of the driver that might not be safe or efficient and therefore in need of correction.

Mileage drop, over speeding, idling, over driving and much more are some very pressing factors that most of the vehicle owners are quite concerned about apart from constantly stressing about the safety of vehicles in the hands of drivers.

Driver Behavior Monitoring

Types of Driver Behavior that affect Fleet Management System

One of the top driver related vehicle concerns that need to be addressed are:

  • Harsh braking
  • Harsh Accelerations
  • Sharp Turn
  • Vehicle Idling
  • Over-speeding
  • Over-driving

What is Harsh braking and Harsh acceleration?

Harsh acceleration of braking is an event when the driver has applied more than normal force to the vehicle’s brake or accelerator. Also called the lead foot syndrome, harsh braking or acceleration can indicate rash driving, lack of proficiency or even possible accident. It must be noted that higher frequency of such events is not only an indicator of rash driving, but also does it affect the overall health of the vehicle in the long term.

Additionally, it is a known fact that frequent harsh acceleration & braking also considerably drops the vehicle fuel mileage

Other alarming problems of harsh braking/acceleration

Environmental hazard: Harsh braking and acceleration is known to make vehicles emit more gases into the environment, adding to the air pollution.

Brake damage: Harsh braking overheats the breaks of the vehicles and reduces their lifespan. The metal components and brake pads face major damage risks in the long run, adding to unwanted maintenance expenditure

Other Driving behaviors that affect fuel efficiency

Sharp Turns affects car’s transmission system and it also hurts engine. Excessive idling also results in fuel wastage,Idling 8 hours a day can waste a lot of amount, and increase maintenance costs.

Excessive speeding or over-speeding is also a problem statement for fleet managers, over speeding often leads to some unnecessary damage of your vehicle and accidents, which becomes a liability. Over-speeding is also one of the biggest causes of fuel wastage. It decreases gas mileage when a driver exceeds speed than the vehicle’s optimal fuel efficiency.

To run a successful business fleet is not about hiring drivers to drive your vehicle, it also depends on how you can monitor your driver activities. You never know whether they’re engaging in risky driving behavior and  often misuse the vehicle. Many drivers run out-of-route, for example, such as for trips to the grocery store, meeting a personal friend, or picking up his kids from school,etc. These extra trips also increases your business operational cost. It is always better to minimize this extra fuel consumption, and monitor your driver behavior.

Battery Powered GPS Vehicle Tracker by AssetTrackr

GPS tracking technology is adopted very early by the security industry. In fact, before it became available for civilian and commercial use, the benefits of GPS for security purposes was identified by the military. GPS Vehicle Tracker has become more common and used in a variety of deployments.

Battery Powered GPS vehicle tracker

Vehicle tracking is a great example as many delivery, installation, and packaging companies have a need to see where their trucks are located at a given time. You can utilize a GPS tracking device to pinpoint your exact location while you’re driving, hiking, running, fishing, sailing, biking, or exploring. No matter where you are in the world, a GPS tracking system can help you find your way. GPS isn’t just for finding your own location, however. It can be used for car tracking, equipment tracking, asset tracking, and tracking people too. If you have a valuable item out in the open, such as a boat or motorcycle, you can put a GPS tracking device on it, and track its location in case it gets stolen. Business owners also utilize GPS fleet tracking to keep track of their company vehicles and ensure drivers are going where they’re supposed to be going.

Getting Set Up with Your GPS Vehicle Tracker

There are two types of GPS trackers, one is hardwired and the other is portable battery-powered tracking devices. For Portable trackers are wireless, so you can use them for different things on a regular basis. Portable systems can move easily from car to car or person to person. There are no cumbersome wires anywhere on the device.

If the asset is powered a standard or ruggedized GPS Tracker can be used, in much the same way as you would track a vehicle. If the item is unpowered, and it does not move frequently or each individual movement does not need to be tracked and all you need to know is where your assets are , then battery powered tracker could be ideal. You don’t need it to be installed in each of your vehicles to track them.

Always ensure your tracking device is fully charged before you use it to track someone/something. Most trackers will give you around eight hours of use on a full charge, and extended-life battery kits can provide anywhere from 60 up to 120 hours of actual movement on a single charge.

About AssetTrackr Standalone GPS  Vehicle Tracker

The AssetTrackr  Standalone Vehicle Tracking Device comes with 10000 mAH internal battery which is rechargeable. The AssetTrackr-SA GPS vehicle tracker gives updates of your vehicle at fixed interval of time which is configurable as per your requirement. The battery life depends on the intervals you set for the device. For example, if you want to track your vehicle every half an hour, then the battery lasts up to 7 days on a single charge. The system notifies you whenever the host asset begins moving and you may be alerted whenever there is unauthorized activity.

Basically, this device is used to track Temporary Market Hire vehicle and High-value consignments. Suppose, the demand is more and the tracking vehicle that is used for delivery is less, then the company has to hire some other vehicles and installation of a GPS Tracking device is not an option, then there comes these standalone devices for your rescue. The unit requires no installation and comes with a large capacity rechargeable battery. This is also ideal solution to protect and track your high-value consignments. The AssetTrackr- SA, self powered GPS vehicle tracker and locating device GPS offers a full range of tracking and location capabilities suitable for Caravans, Trailers, Promotional Trailers, Non Powered Plant Equipment. Our device provides GPS tracking and locating capabilities for extended security cover, alerts to the owner on movement of their asset, supplying the exact location to your phone or PC. Giving you the peace of mind that your valuable consignments or assets are safe.The compact, rugged unit is self-contained with no external antenna or wires to run – which means a quick “slap and track” installation for you. It is also easy to redeploy from one asset to another, without requiring a dedicated unit for every machine in your fleet. Best of all, the system transmits with little to no sky view so you can hide it out of sight underneath or inside certain assets.

Target Applications

  • Non powered mobile assets
  • Shipping containers
  • Trailers and caravans
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Mining Equipment
  • Oil and Gas equipment
  • Agriculture Equipment and Implements

GPS Tracking devices are no longer an extravagant purchase – in some cases they are a necessity. It is not a matter of having that extra layer of protection. It is also that the protection is available and more affordable than ever. So, what could be keeping you from taking every measure that you can to keep your possessions safer.

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Solution to Employee Security and Transportation System in Corporate Cabs

The safety for women at workplace and while traveling has become the center point  of corporate ethics lately. Because of many unwanted cases relating to women safety, many companies are taking major steps to create a secure and protected environment for working women.  The safety of women traveling in company cabs is what is the key issue to look at.

The emerging Cab business is a major part of Transportation in cities now and as well as for Employee Transportation. There lies the necessity of Cab Tracking System to be installed in all the Corporate Cabs to ensure the safety of the people traveling.  If the cab owners don’t want to be worried about the vehicle theft, installing a GPS Tracking Solution in cabs can help them be stress free.

The mostly preferred tracking in India is the app based tracking. App based tracking has the demerit that the driver can simply switch off the cell phone, provided by the cab company and can make himself untraceable. Therefore, in present scenario an additional layer of GPS Tracking in all cabs is important.

Know About Our GPS Tracking Solution and Devices

When it comes to security of your employees or business vehicles and assets, it is important to have knowledge about GPS Tracking devices and systems available in the market before buying and installing one. AssetTrackr- a WABCO company is one of the leading GPS Tracking Solution and Fleet Management Solution providers in India. The Most popular GPS devices we provide are-

Wired GPS Tracking Device: This device is the most popular one among the Corporate Cab Business owners. It is wired and can be installed and hidden inside the dashboard. This device can be used by all Transportation Business, Logistics, FMCG and Retailers. The device is integrated with the web and app so that we can get access of the location in real-time anywhere, anytime. AssetTrackr GPS Tracking Solution helps to provide fleet management solution to efficiently manage your fleet and to monitor driver activities to prevent any vehicle misuse. With the detailed driving trip reports, one can also identify cab misuse by your driver.

OBD GPS Tracking Device: This device is mostly used by Personal car owners or small transportation business owners. One can be install it in a minute by simply plugging it into the OBD 2 port.

Standalone Device (SA): Standalone Devices are portable trackers and wireless, so you can use them for different things on a regular basis. Portable systems can move easily from car to car or person to person. There are no cumbersome wires anywhere on the device. AssetTrackr- SA, self powered GPS tracking and locating device GPS offers a full range of tracking and location capabilities suitable for Caravans, Trailers, Promotional Trailers, Non Powered Plant Equipment.

Additional Safety with GPS Tracking Solution for a full-fledged Employee Transportation System

The additional features that can be added to the AssetTrackr’s GPS Tracking Solution is to add a panic button to assist in alerting somebody in emergency situations where a threat occurs to persons or property exists. The device when pressed activates two-way speakers within the cab, which can be monitored via a command centre at a central location. The cabs will also come equipped with GPS devices, which can track the movement of the cab in the city. This can ensure a foolproof safety of its passengers, including women travelers.

AssetTrackr also has the immobilizer, an electronic security device which prevents the engine from running remotely, thus reduces motor vehicle theft and the driver misconduct.

It is always recommended to all the Corporate Cab providers to incorporate better safety measures, including the driver verification. AssetTrackr offers all range of Fleet services and technology features, fully customizable which serves the purpose.

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