Increasing Safety Through Telematics
“The snow was deep, and the driver was stranded. His truck was utterly stuck. He tried and tried to dig out to no avail. He was in a remote location without cell service, and the snow was coming down hard. One day went by, then two. Finally, he found a location with limited cell service and called his field service manager (FSM). Using his last known GPS coordinates, obtained from the telematics device in his truck, his FSM located him and headed out to help… When fleets use telematics to improve safety, other benefits tend to follow, like improved fuel economy, lower costs associated with accidents and liability, lower insurance premiums, and improved driver retention. But the most significant, of course, is the potential to save lives.
Originally Posted on Work Truck Online