Donlen is proud to announce that DriverPoint® Telematics is now fully integrated with Ford 2020 model year vehicles.
The joint integration uses Ford built-in modems to track driver behavior and capture vehicle and diagnostic data, without the need for an additional physical device. That data is then immediately uploaded to FleetWeb®, Donlen’s centralized fleet management platform, providing access to the insights customers need for internal policy improvements, driver coaching and training, and enhanced driver safety.
“Our partnership and integration with Ford will allow Donlen customers with Ford vehicles to access their vehicle and fleet data faster than ever,” said Donlen’s Director of Telematics & Safety Products Elizabeth Rossiter.
Just one liability lawsuit can bankrupt a company
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
We get it, businesses are always trying to save money while increasing profit. At first glance, continuous license monitoring may appear to be an additional unnecessary expense, but this proactive approach yields substantial cost savings for fleet management in the long run.
Myth: Continuous License Monitoring is Too Expensive
Fact: Save money with risky driver alerts.
Across the industry, it is reported that 20% of each fleet is involved in a crash annually. Just one “bent metal” crash cost employers $5,800 on average. For a fleet of 1,000 drivers, that’s 200 crashes and $1.16 million in employer cost per year, if there are no injuries or fatalities. When crashes become more severe causing injuries or fatalities, the costs to employers will grow exponentially. Forty years of continuous license monitoring for a 1,000-driver fleet, on average, costs less for a company than just one fatal accident.
Whether you’re starting out on a new career path, undertaking a big project, or tackling some other challenge, having a plan can be a good thing.
But there’s a line between thorough planning and overthinking. When we slip into the latter, it can immobilize us, also known as “analysis paralysis.” Overthinking usually falls into two categories: dwelling on the past, which is usually called rumination, or about the future, which is usually just referred to as worrying.
If your feelings or concerns are interfering with your sleep, your daily functioning, or your ability to focus on work or school, it’s time to act. One of the first steps to try is setting aside time to worry.
Read the article at Fast Company.
Mentor TSP from eDriving(SM) enhances your existing telematics solution to boost your company’s safety culture.
The development of advanced driver assistance systems represents one of the biggest steps forward in safety technology since the introduction of airbags in the 1970s and the requirement in 2012 that all vehicles have electronic stability control.
The downside is that repairs cost more when ADAS components are damaged or even jarred slightly in minor collisions. Sensors integral to ADAS usually live in peripheral, easy-to-damage areas—inside bumpers and windshields, and in side mirrors.
“Ten years ago, our average repair ticket was about $1,600,” said Tim Cook, owner of “A” Auto Body Shop in the Richmond, Va., area, which is qualified to work on ADAS-equipped cars. “Now, it’s over $4,000. We’re seeing more and more cars declared total losses because of the cost of repairing them.”
Read the article at MSN.