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Driver Safety Management With Accelerometer Data and Integrated Communications

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Attempting to understand and interpret accelerometer data can be complicated, as users oftentimes need to shift through an abundance of different vehicle insights. Because of this, Geotab has decided to take a complicated formula and transform it into numerous safety rules that are easy to understand, use, and apply.

Within the safety section of MyGeotab, the user needs to simply turn on the rules that are most relevant to company goals, in addition to selecting the corresponding vehicle set. From there, the fleet management solution will automatically begin populating the risky driving data into reports that clearly illustrate the driving events.

It is vital to have a well thought-out procedure in place that is communicated across various departments. This includes educating your Human Resource professionals on your goals, and how you plan to put the information to action. Inform others on how your next step actions will look like by outlining a communications plan for interacting with your drivers and other team members. It’s what you do with the data that counts, that ultimately helps improve driver behavior.

To become truly transparent in your communications, it is recommended to also include your drivers. Geotab’s vehicle tracking devices come with a built-in driver feedback beeper. Fleet managers can turn this beeper on so as to assister drivers in modifying their behavior in real-time. The instant audible alerts will inform the driver of when they are actually breaking a rule, or even about to break a rule. The technology can truly assist with providing drivers with immediate safe driving insight, helping avoid the same behavior in the future.

Contact Geotab for more information on how accelerometer data can be converted into actionable management procedures.

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