For fleet drivers riding solo when traveling, boredom can become a minor setback–eventually leading to drowsiness.
Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suggests fatigue to be the cause of over 20,000 fleet accidents per year, it is important for fleet drivers to find safe and distraction-free methods to stay entertained and focused while on the road.
Smartphones provide limitless entertainment opportunities for drivers on the road, like Pandora or Spotify to listen to music. In addition, Voice Text Pro can be used to safety drive and text or write novels, and audio book apps can help drivers stay occupied while driving.
Fleet drivers sometimes travel vast distances. When stopping to refuel or grab a bite to eat, pick up a small souvenir from each new location to remember each destination when traveling.
According to the National Institute of Health, more than half of fleet drivers are obese. In order for drivers to maintain a healthy weight, staying active is important. Every time a driver stops for fuel or decides to pull over at a rest stop, hike a simple trail and conduct leg stretches to rejuvenate the body and mind.
Many fleet drivers enjoy utilizing the solitude of driving for a time of self-reflection. Not only can drivers have ample time to reflect on their life, but it’s a great method to keep their minds occupied and help pass time.
There are many ways for drivers to stay entertained on the road while remaining distraction-free. To help fleet managers ensure their drivers are performing safe, compliant behavior, Impac offers a comprehensive fleet fuel card program and a robust GPS tracking and reporting system–aimed to optimize all fleet operations.
To learn more about how our systems can provide improved safety to your fleet, contact Impac today.