Safety is a top priority for any fleet business. However, it can be challenging to get a reading on your fleet drivers’ habits behind the wheel without being by their sides. After all, there’s a fine line between careful monitoring and micromanaging. How can you ensure your drivers are safe while still showing your trust in them and maintaining their trust in you? JW Flooring faced this problem and implemented Azuga Rewards as a solution.
"The driver rewards program is awesome. When we first started it, we had a lot of our drivers in the red, and now we don’t have any drivers in the red. These guys are really fighting for the position of number one driver of the company." – David White, Fleet Manager, JW Flooring
How Does Azuga Rewards Work?
As you can probably guess, Azuga Rewards is an incentive program. But it is also much more than that. The program is fully automatic – from tracking your drivers’ performance to distributing the rewards. There are five steps in the program:
- You set the budget for the rewards and the frequency they will be distributed.
- Azuga determines scores for your drivers and determines who your best drivers are.
- You approve your winners and the rewards that will be distributed.
- We issue the rewards for you. This takes place in the form of gift cards to your drivers’ emails.
- Your drivers are satisfied with a job well done and motivated to continue their hard work!
The basis of the program is safety scores. Safety scores are easy to understand– the higher, the better! Anything over 75 is considered a safe driving score. If a driver is between 65 and 75, they are considered “on the watch list.” A risky driving score is anything below 65. We’ll link below to more resources on how safety scores are calculated.
What is the Benefit of Azuga Rewards?
You may already see some benefits you could gain from implementing Azuga rewards. Let’s explore three significant positives.
- Monitoring Driver Behavior: Unsafe driving behaviors are a significant problem for many fleets. For example, JW Flooring suffered from aggressive fleet drivers that were dangerous to everyone on the road. However, with Azuga rewards, they found out who the culprits were: "We’ve seen the improvement results in driving habits. We know whose driving is good, and whose is getting worse and raising our costs and risk of accidents."
- Minimizing Claims: As mentioned in the previous quote, improving safety reduces the rate of accidents and minimizes costs for fleets. When an accident occurs, the incident itself is not only a significant drain on the budget but also causes insurance rates to skyrocket. Avoiding these costs is critical for fleets who want to save.
- Increasing Safety Culture: Azuga Rewards works by gamifying driver safety. This contributes to a fleet’s safety culture and encourages healthy competition among drivers. When drivers compete to improve scores, this increases safety across the board.
Invest in Your Fleet’s Safety
Azuga Rewards is just one of the many safety features Azuga has to offer. Dash cams, coaching, and maintenance alerts are more options to consider if you want to keep your fleet safe. Schedule a demo with one of our experts if you’re interested in discussing your safety goals in more detail.
Azuga Fleet Driver Scoring and Associated Risk – Whitepaper
This whitepaper provides an overview of Azuga's fleet driver scoring system. It explains how the system uses telematics data to assess driver behavior, generate driver scores, and identify high-risk drivers.
How to Implement a Rewards System for Fleet Drivers – Sep. 6th, 2021
The article discusses implementing a rewards system in businesses and highlights key steps to follow. It emphasizes the importance of setting clear goals, designing meaningful rewards, and using technology to track and measure employee performance for effective implementation.
Learn three strategies for successfully implementing driver rewards to address challenges such as driver shortages and increasing fuel costs. These strategies encompass creating a well-rounded rewards system that incentivizes performance, fuel efficiency, and driver retention; utilizing telematics data to monitor and acknowledge drivers' positive actions; and maintaining regular communication and promotion of the rewards program to drivers to enhance their involvement and motivation.