Most fleet management providers offer the ability to monitor hard braking and quick acceleration as a part of their safety or driver behaviors feature.
It might appear to be an arbitrary detail to track, but there are other benefits that your business can discover when taking a closer look into the behavior of your drivers.
Unsafe Driver Behaviors
- Hard braking and rapid acceleration can make a dent in your fuel consumption. When driving at a less irregular speed, you can save a lot on fuel and shift spending elsewhere.
- Erratic braking and acceleration are hard for drivers to predict. By keeping track of the behavior of your drivers, drivers will most likely perform better on the roads, practicing caution and preventing serious accidents.
- The vehicle damage that comes from the wear-and-tear of braking and acceleration can easily be reduced. Once your business begins to see a reduction in bad driver behavior, you’ll not only save money on fuel but on repairs that come from bad driver practices.
- The excessive use of fuel is wasteful. A lot of companies feel a social responsibility for reducing their impact on the environment, so by taking initiative by monitoring braking and acceleration, your taking a step towards environment conservation.
Correcting Driver Behaviors
Let’s face the facts: nobody is a perfect driver. Hard braking and rapid acceleration will continue to happen, but there is a way to reduce the influence that it has on your fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance. Fleet management software can help your business improve from the inside out, saving you money, time, and driving productivity.