Evaluate your fleet driving style with Driving Behaviour
It's important for businesses to focus on the safety of their drivers of company vehicles. Telematics systems collect information that enables businesses to identify when aggressive and unsafe driving occurs, and can accurately determine the place of an accident if the event is to happen. DriveTech estimates that nearly 50% of vehicle usage expenses are due to the behaviour of drivers while driving.
GPS tracking is a highly useful tool for fleet management, enabling businesses to gain control of the location of their drivers in real-time. Driving Behaviour systems use data collected in real-time to provide a report on the behaviour of the employee whilst driving. This is extremely important information for a business as it helps to increase the safety of the drivers, fleet efficiency and potentially reduce company expenses, by assessing each individual driver’s driving style.
Safety increases thanks to Telematics
The ability to check traffic information allows businesses to choose an alternative route if there is excessive traffic. However, this is not the only advantage of telematics systems for fleets. More and more business owners declare the need to check how their company vehicles are used. This makes it possible to increase the safety of drivers and transported goods.
Based on specific events (harsh braking, harsh acceleration or harsh cornering), Driving Behaviour systems create a driving style score for each driver. This allows businesses to take appropriate steps, such as conducting targeted training to prevent improper behaviour while driving.
Telematics reduce fleet operational costs
Monitoring employee’s driving encourages safer driving, which in turn reduces the risk of accidents, but did you know that it also directly affects the cost of vehicle maintenance?
Data published by DriveTech shows that the driver's behaviour affects an average of 47% of the total cost of owning the vehicle (fuel consumption accounts for as much as 30% of vehicle operating costs, technical inspections and repairs - about 10%, and insurance costs - about 7%).
Assessing the use of telematics for fleet tracking, the Department for Transport’s Energy Saving Trust states that:
“In one study of company car drivers, a telematics system identified a 50% difference in fuel economy being achieved in identical cars over similar journeys. Much of the excess fuel use was down to driving style, including excessive speed and harsh acceleration. By improving fuel economy and reducing time spent idling, a business can reduce its emissions and costs.”
And it’s results like this that ABAX fleet tracking solutions customers see too.
ABAX telematics can examine data on driver behaviour. The service will highlight harsh acceleration, harsh braking and excessive acceleration and speeding – and all incidents will occur in the map. The company’s bad habits can be removed with the help of specific tips on how to improve within the map.
On average, ABAX users save 18.5% on fuel costs and are able to analyse driving behaviour for a safer, greener fleet that spends at least £22.30 less per vehicle, per month. With the sky-rocketing prices of petrol and diesel, this saving is only likely to increase in 2022.
Finally, the use of telematics can also lead to cost-savings thanks to data-led insurance. The likes of partnerships between ABAX and insurer Zego allow fleets to insure their vehicles on a usage or fixed-rate basis – depending on the size of fleet. Driving behaviour can also be monitored to inform premium prices at renewal. The result is that fleet businesses are provided more control over how their assets are managed, allowing an increase in business efficiency, reduced risks and 20% average saving on insurance premiums.
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