How to Balance Employee Privacy and Company Vehicle Tracking

May 19, 2023 Published by
Employee Privacy and Company Vehicle Tracking

GPS technologies monitor operator safety. They provide dispatchers with constant location information, making responding to road emergencies easier. Telematic GPS tracking systems monitor engine performance, fuel efficiency, and your drivers’ behavior on the road. Some drivers have some difficulty with that last point. What Fleet Operators Need to Know About GPS Tracking and the Law There are some boundaries for GPS tracking state and federal laws. For instance, you don’t have the right to install a GPS tracking device in a vehicle you do not own. If you employ an outside salesperson and they use their own car, you do... View Article

How Dashcams Can Protect You on the Road

May 19, 2023 Published by
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We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine how valuable a video could be. Then multiply that by the number of all the vehicles in your fleet outfitted with dash cams. Dash cams keep your drivers safer. Dash cams reduce your operating costs. Here’s how much. One study reported that 87% of all crashes involving large commercial vehicles result from driver error or drivers taking unnecessary risks. That’s a finding of the Large Truck Crash Causation Study by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE). Another study found that 92.6% of crashes involving vehicles... View Article

Ten Tips For Helping Your Teen Become A Safer Driver

April 26, 2023 Published by
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In just one year, 2020, about 2,800 teenagers were killed in car crashes in the United States. That same year, 227 thousand teens were treated in emergency rooms after vehicular mishaps. Every day, about eight teens die in wrecks. Every day, over 700 teens get emergency treatment for injuries. Fortunately, there are things parents can do to help their teenage children stay safe. 1. Enroll Your Teen In Driver Ed Nearly every state has statewide driver education programs for teenagers. (Alabama, Minnesota, and North Dakota rely on local driver education programs.) Driver ed gives students a thorough understanding of the... View Article

How ELDs Help Improve Safety On The Roads

April 26, 2023 Published by
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The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has required most trucking companies to maintain ELDs (electronic logging devices) since 2017. This technology was touted as a way to make trucking safer—but the FMCSA rules have had some unintended consequences. If you have trucks, chances are that you are required to have ELDs. Mandatory electronic logging devices aren’t going away. They can actually keep your drivers and your trucks safer on the road if you augment ELDs with GPS. In this article, we will tell you how. What Went Wrong With ELDs Before 2017, truckers keep track of their time with... View Article

How GPS Vehicle Tracking Can Benefit Your HVAC Company

March 27, 2023 Published by
How GPS Vehicle Tracking Can Benefit Your HVAC Company

HVAC sales and service companies, if you were to audit your company’s books to find the biggest controllable overhead expense, what would it be? If you run your company as a sole proprietorship or as an LLC with one or two members, chances are that your CPA would take a stern look at owner salaries. But owners don’t want to make cuts there! Your financial advisor would admonish you to keep a significant sum in a warranty expense account. Repairs don’t always work out. You occasionally need to send your technician out again to finish the job. This line item... View Article