Stop That Man: Effects of Harsh Driving on Fuel & Vehicle
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Have you ever come across the sight of an accident? A study says that close to 4.5 lakhs people lose their lives every year in India of which 15 percent of the total deaths are caused by trucks & heavy vehicles.
On noticing the drastic increment in the fatality rate by the government: Transport authorities have come up with stringent policies to curb road accidents, the downside of which is experienced by the logistics industry since trucks and heavy vehicles are usually used as their primary mode of transport. The two most common concerns of the fleet managers in the present day are harsh braking and its twin (harsh acceleration). Most of the managers are constantly looking for new technologies that they can adopt which will then improve the functioning of the overall fleet and thereby maintaining the fleet safety to avoid accidents.
Apart from accidents rapid acceleration/deceleration damages the life expectancy of the vehicle in-turn resulting in a significant increase in the maintenance costs as well as fuel expense. If you would want to improve the safety and eventually decrease the costs, then severe acceleration and speedy slowdown are the supreme concerns of the driver you would need to monitor and take necessary steps for the smooth functioning of the fleet.
Harsh Braking is a phenomenon that usually occurs when the drivers try to reduce his speed to a minimum or even get to a complete stop in a span of seconds or rather extremely quickly. This clearly indicates that the drivers are more or less prone to aggressive driving. Most of the times cruel braking is done by the drivers only to avoid a collision.
Having said that, have you ever given a thought to what rapid increment/decrements can do to your fleet?
If no, then these are some of the instances which you would probably face:
- The tyres get worn out quickly.
- Brake pads have to be changed regularly.
- Squeaking noise while braking.
- Increased fuel consumption.
What if we told you that you could cut down 20 percent of the logistics cost provided you efficiently have a system in place to monitor and correct your driver’s behavior. Monitoring these events in order to reduce them can increase the overall safety of your drivers and fleet as well as that of other road users. By counseling and educating your drivers on the effects of rash driving the following are the fruits that would be bared:
- Significant savings of fuel
- Reduction in operation costs
- Low maintenance cost
- Low insurance cost
- Increased life expectancy of the vehicle
- Reducing wear & tear of tyres
Our solution can help you monitor these dangerous driving patterns and keeps you in check with instant alerts and reporting with which you can easily correct dangerous driver behavior with immediate results in safety and savings in fleet costs.
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