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How GPS Improves Road Safety for Your Fleet

    When you have multiple drivers on the road, you are responsible for keeping abreast of a great deal of information. Beyond routes and dispatch times, the choices your drivers make behind the wheel directly affect your business. Not only can GPS tracking help improve the efficiency of your fleet, it can also help keep your drivers safe by providing you the analytics you need to make the best choices for your employees.

    GPS trackers offer a variety of data points that can help you understand what’s going on with your drivers. Spytec GPS trackers have a built-in accelerometer, which relays speed information whenever the tracker is moved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017 speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. In the Spytec GPS app, you can set alerts so that you receive a notification when a tracker is above the speed limit, or any other speed you set. The customizable newsfeed allows you to color-code your trackers so that you can easily see which vehicles are where, and how fast they traveled.

    A study conducted by the NHTSA found that driver fatigue is a major cause of commercial vehicle accidents. With Spytec GPS, you can view exactly the length and speed of your drivers’ trips. Route optimization can improve road safety for your fleet by ensuring that none of your drivers are making overly long or difficult trips that can lead to driver fatigue or distracted driving. By analyzing location data collected over time in the form of easy-to-read reports, you can gain insights that lead to more optimal routes, safer driving practices, and increased efficiency.

    Want to know more about how GPS tracking can help improve the safety of your drivers? Contact a Spytec GPS expert today.