Since the National Safety Council began teaching courses on driver safety in 1964, it’s been the top leader in road safety. And, their goal is to get to zero fatalities by addressing the causes of crashes and how drivers, vehicles, technology and road systems play a role in creating safer roads. They encourage everyone to take life-saving measures and learn about traffic death trends.

Over 90 percent of crashes were due to human error, according to the National Safety Council.

Most of the errors drivers commonly make are:

  • Choosing incorrect defensive driving actions.
  • Detecting road hazards too slowly or missing them altogether.
  • Driving in an altered or distracted state (i.e. being distracted by a phone, inadequate sleep, driving under the influence).

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The high resale value of heavy equipment makes it an attractive target for thieves looking for a relatively low risk, high reward transaction. The sheer fact that heavy equipment retails for anywhere from $40,000 to $130,000 and in fairly high demand offers the promise of quick cash to those who do the stealing.

There are other things, though, that drive theft of heavy equipment, including the surprising ease of the thefts and the abundant opportunities for stealing heavy equipment. This can be especially the case during certain times of year, such as the months of December and January when many businesses that use heavy equipment experience lower volumes of work leaving these items largely unattended.

The other reason heavy equipment theft is so widespread is the fact that it is notoriously difficult to distinguish. Unlike cars and trucks that come with documentation along with unique VINs (vehicle identification numbers), many heavy equipment manufacturers do not have the same ease of identification.

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Once upon a time, there a huge paper trail, filled with well-documented maintenance histories and records was required to get warranty companies to honor the warranties of fleet vehicles. If one “I” wasn’t dotted, or “T” was left uncrossed, that was all she wrote. It could be pure madness to try to gather all the required documents and if one was missing, the request was denied.

That is no longer the case. GPS tracking provides you with an iron-clad record of all your maintenance and service logs suitable to satisfy the terms of even the stingiest warranty agencies. This is great news for you as it means you can breathe a little easier and no longer have to chase down a long list of professionals to make sure you have appropriate documents (at least related to maintaining and servicing your vehicles).

Helps You Stay On Top of Routine Maintenance

Not only does GPS tracking help you keep up-to-date records of all your maintenance efforts, it also helps you schedule those routine maintenance tasks that may void your warranty if left unattended. Or, even if you take too long between servicing your vehicle for the company’s liking.

You can set your GPS fleet tracking services to automatically schedule required preventative maintenance such as:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire pressure checks
  • Tire rotation

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