There is a stigma in the vehicle tracking world called "Big Brother" which needs to be debunked. Many organizations have a fear of GPS tracking systems because they believe their drivers will hate it and view it solely as a way to keep tabs on them. When the reality is, telematics can be a valuable safety and efficiency tool.
Getting behind the wheel is the riskiest thing we all do every day. In some industries, driving is the leading cause of fatalities within the workplace. Understanding how using a telematics GPS system can help you drive more defensively, reduce risk and ultimately become a better driver is the first step towards safer roads.
We worked with many professional in Fleet, Operations and Health & Safety to compile the following tips for how to approach your drivers on the topic of driving safety.
The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects using hardware with sensors which communicate and can be remotely monitored. - Wikipedia
Fleet GPS tracking and driving safety devices fall into IoT because they use hardware to capture and track driving behavior and locations, transmitting this information into a cloud-based portal where business can then monitor and run data analytics. So how does this apply to your small business?