GPS tracking offers many benefits to eco-friendly companies. Some of the benefits help in bigger ways than you may realize at first. These are just a few benefits your eco-friendly organization can enjoy by adopting GPS tracking in your fleet vehicles.

Organizational Accountability

Beyond planning more fuel-efficient routes for drivers, GPS fleet tracking holds drivers accountable to sticking to those routes by notifying you instantly if they deviate. This helps you reduce your fuel consumption, as an organization, by traveling fewer miles in a day. Reduced fuel consumption means you’re spending less money on gas, emitting fewer emissions, and limiting the carbon footprint involved in getting your goods to market.

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Managing a fleet is challenging work, particularly when you have vehicles spread throughout your city and state. There’s moving vehicles, heavy equipment and dangerous chemicals. These are only a few of the possibly dangerous things drivers and fleet staff encounter each day at work. Because of threats like these, it’s important you uphold safety policies for creating a safe and healthy workplace. Below are 10 ways to make your fleet safer.

  1. Make Safety a Priority

Fleet operations must make safety a priority to keep it on the minds of staff and drivers. Your fleet staff should know their well-being and safety is important to your company. Safety policies and information should be accessible to everyone. Keep First Aid kits nearby and safety data sheets for chemicals visible.

Drivers should take precautions too. They need to follow all traffic laws as well as rules you enforce such as:

  • Sudden braking
  • Aggressive driving
  • Quick acceleration

You can use telematics to track the behaviors of your drivers and ensure they’re following safety rules.

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According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the safer drivers are those who take driver’s education classes. A study in 2018 from the Oregon DMV found 91 percent (9 out of 10) teen driver crashes were teen drivers who hadn’t taken driver’s education classes in order to receive their license.

David House, Oregon DMV’s spokesman stated, there is better driving behavior, fewer citations and fewer crashes among teenage drivers who take drivers ed and it lasts throughout their adulthood.

The study showed that drivers between the ages 15 to 20 years old that received driver’s education only made up 9 percent of crashes during that span in that age group.

A 2017 preliminary report in Oregon showed 44 drivers between the ages 15 to 20 years old killed 51 people. And, according to the state, that would indicate 40 or 41 of those drivers didn’t take a driver’s education course, considering the statistics and data.

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About Live View GPS

We specialize in real time GPS tracking systems. GPS tracking, GPS monitoring and management for vehicles, assets, equipment, property and persons. Whether your needs are consumer or commercial based, personal or business related we have a cost effective GPS tracking solution for you. Locate in real-time and on demand vehicles, people and property from any web based computer. View these locations on our systems integrated maps. Our GPS devices are the real deal, they are tested and proven, they work.