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The most efficient fleets are those that ensure their drivers operate safely. Advanced telematics solutions - including GPS tracking hardware that can be installed across your fleet vehicles. Download now to learn more!

Use telematics insights TO HELP IMPROVE DRIVER SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY eBook eBook Use telematics insights TO HELP IMPROVE DRIVER SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY The most efficient fleets are those that ensure their drivers operate safely. Advanced telematics solutions - including GPS tracking hardware that can be installed across your fleet vehicles – can help you safeguard both your drivers and your reputation, allowing you to: • Track speeding and other unsafe driving behaviors • Reduce unnecessary driving and time spent on the road • Decrease driver distractions • Streamline maintenance to keep vehicles in safe operating condition • Respond quickly to driver or vehicle emergencies • Defend drivers against false claims • Coach drivers who fail to comply with fleet policies • Reward employees for safe driving behavior • Develop a culture of driver safety Positioning telematics to help ensure the well-being of drivers can also help overcome perceptions and objections drivers may have about being “micro-managed” by these systems. When you communicate the different ways wireless fleet management solutions can help protect drivers, it demonstrates that you care about more than just the bottom line. Below are a few example of how telematics solutions can help power driver safety. REDuCE SPEEDINg Beyond wasting fuel, speeding increases the risk of accidents, and can lead to other behaviors that put your drivers and everyone else on the road at risk. With GPS tracking, you can monitor vehicle speed and location to reduce incidents and help keep employees, other drivers, and pedestrians safe. You can: • Compare vehicle speeds to posted speed limits • Receive automatic speeding alerts when drivers exceed preset thresholds • Track speeding incidents by driver and vehicle • Use historic speeding reports to coach employees REDuCE HARD BRAkINg AND ACCELERATION EVENTS Hard braking and acceleration can often be a sign of speeding, aggressive driving or distracted driving. A telematics system that includes engine and vehicle diagnostics can help reduce these unsafe behaviors by: • Identifying when and where hard braking or acceleration events occur • Sending automatic alerts via text or email • Providing customizable driver behavior reports for management follow-up With this data, you can make drivers more aware of their unsafe driving habits and coach them to improve. A telematics system offers many tools for making driver safety your top priority. 2VeRIzon neTWoRkfleeT 3VeRIzon neTWoRkfleeT TRACk SEATBELT COMPLIANCE Seatbelts save lives. That’s why most states mandate wearing them. However, unless you make seatbelts a part of your fleet safety program, drivers may forget or choose not to wear them. A GPS system with vehicle diagnostics can even remotely track seatbelt use in many types of vehicles, providing up-to-the-minute reporting about which drivers are wearing their seatbelts and complying with company policies and state laws. REDuCE ExCESS DRIVINg The more time drivers spend on the road, the greater the risk of accidents or breakdowns. With a wireless fleet management system, you can reduce unnecessary driving by: • Tracking vehicle location 24/7 • Routing vehicles more efficiently • Reducing unauthorized vehicle use • Using Garmin® connection capabilities to communicate accurate directions to drivers • Managing daily start and end locations so drivers can start closer to their jobs each day ensuring that employees drive only when necessary can also help improve customer response times, cut down on costly overtime, and reduce wear and tear on vehicles, which can make them less likely to suffer unexpected breakdowns. When breakdowns do occur, some telematics vendors offer low-cost roadside assistance or include it at no additional cost to help protect drivers. STREAMLINE MAINTENANCE PROCESSES A well-maintained vehicle is a safer vehicle. A telematics system with onboard engine diagnostics provides many tools for streamlining maintenance processes and keeping vehicles in safe operating condition. You can: • Set proactive reminders for oil changes, tune-ups, and other preventive maintenance activities • Monitor automatic engine diagnostic alerts to identify minor problems before they become major ones • Automatically track all service records, including maintenance performed, date of completion, and service technician information By tracking maintenance with telematics, you no longer have to depend upon drivers to comply with maintenance schedules. You can also save time and expense – while helping you keep your entire fleet in safe operating condition. PROTECT DRIVERS IN EMERgENCY SITuATIONS Inclement weather, poor road conditions, and the need to travel to remote locations can all impact driver safety. Drivers can run off the road, get stuck in snow or mud, or break down in isolated areas. When these situations occur, GPS tracking can pinpoint the exact location of a vehicle so you can send help quickly. To improve safety in remote locations, some GPS vendors offer satellite coverage, which combines cellular and satellite communications to provide comprehensive global vehicle tracking. This optional coverage enables you to stay in touch with every vehicle in your fleet even in remote locations or where there is lack of access to cellular coverage. PROTECT AgAINST FALSE CLAIMS When evaluating the safety benefits of telematics systems, don’t overlook the ability to protect drivers against false claims. for example, a driver might be falsely accused of speeding in a school zone or at the time of an accident. Customers might complain that they didn’t receive a delivery on time, or they might accuse service technicians of over-charging by falsifying the time spent at a location. GPS tracking can help protect your business and your drivers by providing the precise location and performance of every vehicle in your fleet. This data can prove where a vehicle was going and how fast it was traveling, helping to discredit false claims. features such as “geofencing” - which sets virtual boundaries around a particular area - and vehicle tracking maps can help determine the location and behavior of any vehicle in your fleet at a specific date and time. A telematics system that includes engine and vehicle diagnostics can help reduce hard braking, distracted driving, and other unsafe driving behaviors. Tracking maintenance with telematics can save you time and money while keeping your vehicles in safe operating condition. 4VeRIzon neTWoRkfleeT COACH AND REwARD DRIVERS GPS tracking provides reliable data you can use to establish clear company policies. It’s important to clearly communicate how the tracking system will be used to measure performance and ensure policy compliance. Inform drivers that the data will be used as a training tool to reduce costs, improve driving habits, and increase driver safety. While drivers who fail to comply with company policies should always be held accountable, the primary focus should be on rewarding drivers for developing safer, more efficient driving habits. Rewards can come in many different forms, including bonuses, gift cards, time off, or other perks. Motivate drivers by using the GPS data to create contests that help improve performance and achieve company goals. Also, hold company-wide events to publicly recognize drivers who achieve desired performance levels. Remember, drivers are more likely to embrace a telematics system when you emphasize the positive benefits to them – especially safety. THE VERIzON NETwORkFLEET SOLuTION Verizon networkfleet’s patented telematics solution offers a comprehensive system to help improve driver safety and operate fleets more efficiently and effectively. It also offers features including: • Automatic recall alerts to notify you of vehicle manufacturer safety recalls • optional system-wide satellite redundancy capability, allowing you to stay in touch with vehicles in remote areas where driver safety is even more critical • A Roadside Assistance Plan, available at no extra cost, which can prevent drivers from getting stranded at odd hours or in remote locations • A limited lifetime warranty for the 5000 Series GPS system The ultimate goal is to help you develop a culture where everyone in your organization understands the importance of safety and strives to achieve it. 5 Keys to develop a safe driving culture: • Use telematics to identify unsafe driving behaviors • Create measurable safety goals for your fleet • Develop policies that support achievement of safety goals • Monitor driving behaviors and coach drivers who make violations • Reward drivers who exhibit safe driving habits and help to achieve set safety goals following these guidelines can lead to a safer, more efficient fleet – which can lead to a reduction in costs associated with accidents, violations and vehicle breakdowns. To learn more about how our telematics solution can help improve safety throughout your fleet, visit or contact us at 1.866.869.1353 Drivers are more likely to embrace a telematics system when you emphasize its positive aspects – especially safety. © 2015 Verizon. All Rights Reserved. The Verizon name and logo and all other names, logos, and slogans identifying Verizon’s products and services are trademarks and service marks or registered trademarks and service marks of Verizon Trademark Services llC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. WP-n034 4/29/15 Telematics can help you develop a culture where everyone understands the importance of safety and strives to achieve it. contact US E-mail: Call: 866.869.1353 Web: