Each September, the United States celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Here at ClearPathGPS, we like to celebrate these unsung heroes all year long by helping companies stick up for—and better protect—their fleet drivers.
Here are the top 4 ways that fleet tracking software helps protect your drivers:
1. Proof of Service
How many times have you had a customer say your employee never showed or wasn’t there as long as he said he was? When you’ve got GPS tracking devices on your fleet, you automatically have your employees’ backs when you need to resolve invoice disputes.
2. Insurance Fraud Protection
According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, commercial auto losses have been on the rise for four consecutive years. GPS vehicle tracking data can squash claims that your driver caused an accident when they weren’t actually there. And if there was a collision, dash cams for commercial fleets can add an additional layer of protection to the claim, with evidence of
- the number of individuals involved in the crash and
- extent of damage to the either vehicle.
3. Staged Accident Evidence
Crash for Cash staged accidents have become so common that they’ve got names for the scams—like “swoop and squat”, “drive down”, “sideswipe”, and “shady helpers”. And commercial trucks are prime targets because the crooks believe their payday will be much higher with a business footing the bill. (Particularly in no-fault law states, such as Florida.) According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the top five staged accident states are Florida, New York, California, Texas, and Illinois. Dash cams can be used in this scenario to help support the accused driver with tamper-proof video evidence.
4. Breakdown Location
If one of your vehicles breaks down, you’ll know precisely where to send the tow truck to rescue your driver…even if the roads aren’t marked. (Not to mention that auto-tracked time and odometer-based maintenance intervals paired with fault code alerts keep your drivers will be safer on the streets to begin with!)
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