When COVID-19 hit, businesses across the country felt the impact, many of which are still impacted. Many business managers had to re-evaluate their business model and determine areas where they could improve. A great first step that provides many solutions is implementing GPS tracking and dash cameras within your fleet.
COVID-19 led way to new regulations many communities did not foresee. For states or businesses that require face coverings be worn by employees, many employers must lay their trust in their employers’ hands, hoping their abiding by these new regulations. Dash cameras provide a solution to this, utilizing an in-cab and outward camera, allowing fleet managers to verify their employees wear a mask prior to departing the vehicle. This helps eliminate false claims against employees and gives employers peace-of-mind to know their employees are performing correctly.
Many businesses were hit financially, which led them to address areas where they can save money. By implementing GPS tracking, businesses can get alerted for poor driving behaviors, such as off hour vehicle usage and idling. When your drivers know that you know when they use a vehicle after work hours or spend 30+ minutes idling at a job site, they’re less likely to perform those behaviors. Getting alerted for these behaviors can allow employers to talk with their employees about their negative behaviors and hopefully limit the amount they’re performed, saving employers hundreds on fuel.
The combination of GPS tracking and dash cameras also provides employers with driver scorecards. Drivers get scored on their behavior, which both employers and employees can see. Employers can then provide their best drivers with electronic gift cards right to the drivers mobile app. Small rewards provided consistently incentivize driver’s more than larger rewards over time. This can help employers retain good drivers and foster a happier working environment for employees.