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3 Ways to Protect Drivers with Fleet Dash Cam Systems

If a picture paints a thousand words, a video is priceless. Dash cams are becoming common-place on our roads, with lower insurance premiums offered for installation. Construction firms and heavy equipment dealers typically have drivers on the road every day, performing critical support tasks such delivering equipment to job sites, delivering construction materials or replacement parts, and performing equipment maintenance.

With The UK Department for Transport recording that over 25% of road accidents include someone who is driving for work, it’s no wonder that Fleet Managers charged with incident management, and protecting fleets and drivers out on the roads, are looking for a robust, enterprise solution.

Trimble PULSE® Video Intelligence is a fleet dashboard camera solution that provides proof and protection for your drivers when incidents occur.


1 - Capture Accurate Incident Information

Forward and optional driver-facing cameras carefully record every detail that takes place both on the road and inside the vehicle throughout the day, with more than 40 hours of video footage stored on an in-vehicle Digital Video Recorder (DVR). This can be watched and analyzed remotely via Trimble PULSE should you need to get impartial evidence of incidents. The footage removes any ambiguity surrounding the incident to ensure that insurance claims are settled quickly and costs are kept to a minimum.

Equipping your fleet with on-board cameras will:

    • Reduce claim settlement time and costs.
    • Resolve incident disputes quickly and minimizes driver downtime.
    • Expose fraudulent claims and reinforces liability defense.
    • Minimize impact on business reputation and revenue.


2 - Deter Unsafe Driving Behavior

Your drivers and vehicles are often the most visible aspects of your operations, and how they are perceived can impact your company image and reputation. Just having a recording device on board can make drivers think twice about cutting corners when it comes to safe driving practices. Evidence shows that drivers are less likely to perform harsh maneuvers such as braking, acceleration, turning, and speeding if they know that they are being monitored. Video footage is also invaluable in driver training - real-life examples can be used as a reference to coach driver improvement.


3 - Create A Safe Driving Culture

All construction companies have a duty-of-care towards their workers. A safe driving culture is essential when your vehicles frequent busy sites with expensive heavy equipment in operation. Combining video review with Trimble PULSE driver scorecards provides a comprehensive safety solution. Live dashboards allow both trend and exception monitoring to identify those drivers who could be putting themselves and other road users at risk and offer training and advice to coach them to improve. Alongside this, safer driving dramatically reduces fuel costs and minimizes the impact on vehicle condition.


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