Ensuring your fleet is safe is one of the top priorities of any fleet on the road. Fleet safety is not only important for your drivers but also for others on the road, your business’s productivity, and even your company’s reputation. You must take all steps possible to avoid any unsafe or outright dangerous behavior within your fleet, and one way you can do this is with predictive risk modeling. Predictive modeling is when you analyze historical data to predict a future outcome. Fleets use it to determine what behaviors lead to accidents and other unsafe driving incidents. It can be a handy tool in pinpointing risk factors and therefore mitigating them. How does Azuga use predictive risk modeling, and how can your fleet take advantage?
Telematics tracks more than vehicle location and health. It can also track many driver safety behaviors such as:
- Harsh braking
- Rapid acceleration
- Seatbelt usage
- Hard cornering
If a driver has an Azuga artificial intelligence dashcam installed, it can track even more behaviors that indicate distracted, drowsy, or aggressive driving. Our smart AI fleet dashcam has an in-cab camera that expands the list of tracked behaviors to include:
- Eating and drinking
- Using the phone
- Wearing a mask
- Yawning or fatigue
- Not focused
When either the dashcam or the telematics system detects these behaviors, it will first notify the driver to correct their mistakes. If they are not corrected, it will then inform the fleet manager to check on the driver.
Most importantly, for predictive risk modeling, these technologies track behaviors and report them to the fleet’s fleet management software to analyze. This data is used to create a safety score for drivers. Safety scores track all of a driver’s behavior and assign them a score based on how safely they drive. These safety scores can be used to evaluate drivers on your fleet to determine who needs coaching.
Azuga’s fleet management software can also generate reports based on the data gathered from telematics and dashcams to predict risks that your fleet faces. For example, if your drivers tend to speed on a certain route, it can predict that this is an area where you are at risk for speed-related accidents. These reports are vital for making important business decisions that affect the safety of your fleet every day and the reputation of your business forever. Once the risk is determined, however, what can you do?
When it is time for coaching, this data helps as well. Azuga Coach takes data gathered from telematics and creates targeted coaching programs for drivers that show them coaching videos based on the driving behaviors that they exhibit. This means training can focus on needed areas without wasting time on redundant lessons..
Driver rewards use the safety scores determined by telematics and your Azuga fleet management system to show your drivers how important safety is to you. By creating a fun incentive for drivers to try their best, fleets can create a culture of safety within their fleet, making drivers emphasize safety just as much as their managers.
Azuga has all of the solutions for keeping your fleet safe and effective. Your first step is to get started with our fleet management software. Try out a demo today to see what we’re all about and start improving your fleet’s safety measures right away.