Many companies in the fleet industry today are implementing improved safety measures to increase all-around business efficiency. One of these safety measures includes the utilization of driver scorecards.
Driver scorecards help measure risk and safety scores based on various key driving behaviors performed by fleet drivers–such as speeding, harsh breaking and after-hours vehicle use.
Designed with advanced safety technology, both fleet users and managers can gain valuable insight to driver behavior and alter company practices accordingly–ultimately increasing the company’s productivity.
Due to the fact that lack of safety can be crippling to a fleet business, some companies may experience higher insurance costs, maintenance costs, fuel costs and negative business reputation as a result of their drivers’ performances. However, using the detection and tracking data that driver scorecards present can help keep drivers safe–nothing has a greater impact on operating expenses than driver performance.
To get the most out of your current scorecard system, or if you’re considering implementing driver scorecards in your business, follow these action steps:
• Post a weekly driver scorecard report for your drivers. To allow efforts in improving driving habits, allow self-evaluation.
• Define penalties and standards around unsafe driving.
• Evaluate current liability costs and set goals for improvement based on the current baseline measurements of driving habits.
• Implement driver training and safety programs for high risk drivers.
Impac is dedicated to promoting both business success and driver safety within the fleet industry. At Impac, we understand the shifting demands and focuses of the fleet industry. Our fleet professionals strive to offer the most comprehensive tracking and reporting solutions on the market, via fleet fuel cards and GPS systems, to ensure business productivity is never compromised.
To start improving your day-to-day business operations, call Impac today.