iFleet Blog Post - Fleet Reports to Improve Fleet Safety
When you have drivers on the road, your top concern should be their safety. Fleet operations typically focus on practices that benefit the business by saving both time and money. However, when those practices come at the expense of driver safety, there’s a huge problem.
Fortunately, there are a number of tools available that can help you ensure effective, seamless operations, while also identifying safety concerns.
Cost Analysis Scorecard
A cost analysis scorecard can help fleet managers identify areas to cut cost without sacrificing safety. Using Telematics solutions, the risk of manual errors can be eliminated, thereby helping to ensure cost-effective safety and reducing costs from negative behaviors.
Telematics can help reduce idling duration, drive time and stops, speeding, as well as enable odometer readings. This information gives fleet managers the ability to identify concrete areas for real-time coaching and to fix issues instantly. Telematics monitoring helps build good habits in drivers while reducing costly and unsafe behaviors.
Vehicle Maintenance Reminders Report
With a vehicle maintenance reminder, fleet managers can always ensure that their fleet stays in good condition. These reports share upcoming service needs so that fleet managers can schedule their fleet for maintenance.
Doing so prevents vehicle issues that pose safety concerns, and could end up demanding costly repairs. Vehicle maintenance reminder reports ensure less breakdowns, savings on contingency costs, and helps reduce the need for repairs.
Critical Event Reporting
Critical events include behaviors such as rapid acceleration, speeding, harsh braking, and harsh cornering. These are issues that can be indicative of poor driving habits, which can cause safety concerns.
Critical events reports are designed to notify fleet managers whenever a critical event occurs. This gives them the opportunity to address and coach the behavior as soon as possible, preventing potential accidents. CER will help decipher whether a critical event was an accidental, one-time mistake, or whether it is a serious bad driving habit that needs to be fixed.
Vehicle Inspection Report
Daily vehicle inspection reports are the foundation of fleet safety. These reports provide essential information on any vehicle failures. Keeping track of these failures brings awareness to growing or repeat issues. With this, fleet managers can take action on the necessary preventative maintenance on the vehicle to decrease downtime.
This report can also be scheduled as a daily report to notify fleet managers of failures that require immediate action. This helps prevent dangerous safety issues as vehicles can be taken for maintenance immediately.
Modern fleet reports can be automated to ensure fleet managers always receive fast, accurate, and essential information. Automated fleet reports include synthesizing all recorded information, as well as providing efficient and consistent updates that enable businesses to take the appropriate action as soon as possible. With this, companies can streamline and optimise their fleet while ensuring safe driving conditions for all.
iFleet is a fleet management system that helps managers identify poor driver behavior through the use of telematic and real-time analytics. If you need a system which can accurately and concisely produce useful reports and track your fleet’s results, iFleet is a great solution.