Speed control and driver behaviour #BeyondTracking

Speed control and driver behaviour

The way fleet vehicles are used has a massive effect on the bottom line, and the drivers of these vehicles play a big role in managing expenses. Although a lot of factors are out of the fleet managers control, monitoring driver behaviour through telematics can be controlled to yield better results within a fleet vehicle environment.


Speed control (More Speed = More Fuel)

Not only does excessive speed raise risk in terms of driver safety and traffic violations, but according to research, a large vehicle that travels at 100 km/h instead of 120 km/h could potentially improve fuel consumption up to 27%.

Driver scorecards give a high-level overview of a variety of parameters, making it easier to take action when necessary and keep an eye on costs before they spiral out of control. Ctrack Crystal is already proving to be invaluable in fostering a culture of responsible driving while allowing optimal utilisation of vehicles in the fleet. Drivers are also able to monitor their own performance, with live scoring across a variety of parameters.

Managing risk pro-actively is always better then dealing with vehicle repair bills, injured drivers after accidents, and vehicle write-offs that create unexpected payments towards the crisis. The detail and replay functions on Ctrack Crystal, can also determine who the driver was during traffic violations, or even present your company’s case during disputes with fact-based evidence.


Driver behaviour (Bad Driving = More Fuel)

Telematics help to foster a culture of responsibility. Data can be used to upskill drivers and identify areas where improvement is needed. Aggressive driving, like speeding, harsh braking and cornering, and excessive idling, all lead to higher fuel usage for a vehicle, and depending on the size of the fleet, could accumulate to a lot of wasteful expenditure. Driving and maintaining a fleet well will lead to better fuel efficiency and cost saving.

Ctrack Crystal allows for individual driver behaviour to be monitored according to a variety of user-defined parameters. This gives the fleet manager an accurate picture of how vehicles are being used, in real-time. Driver scorecards allow drivers to measure their own performance against the company average while allowing fleet managers to easily identify common infringements.

The positive side of driver behaviour can also be explored, by giving drivers incentives on their driving behaviour when certain cost saving targets are met, or specific vehicles that a driver is responsible for. What could be better, losing huge sums of money via poor driving behaviour, or giving the driver a small incentive for achieving the driving style that suits the operational standards of your fleet?

Let Ctrack’s Crystal software support you in this complex and very dynamic environment of fuel saving.