Managing a fleet is a big responsibility. The safety of your drivers and the general public hinges on a variety of factors, including communication, vehicle performance and, of course, driver behavior.
Many of us have been known to do it before — we get behind the wheel of a vehicle after a long day or a poor night’s rest, and we think we’re fine. The issue is that driving drowsy, especially if you have to drive long-distance, can be dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to implement strategies that will help your commercial drivers stay alert while driving.
When you look at the facts, it’s easy to understand why drowsy driving is so risky. According to the National Safety Council, 100,000 car accidents occur every year because of drowsy driving.
Driver alertness is a critical factor to consider when you’re updating your fleet management strategy. It only takes a second of distraction for a driver to cause an accident, which can lead to claims, injuries and, in some cases, reputational damage. These tips for commercial drivers will help your employees stay awake and give you some peace of mind each time one of your drivers goes on a trip.
While there’s only so much you can do to protect drivers when they’re on the road and miles away, you can employ a number of strategies to establish a safer fleet. Some of the tips we recommend considering are to:
While you may have limited control over what your commercial drivers do, these tips can help you and your employees reduce driving risks. Track Your Truck can help you eliminate drowsy driving with our efficient, cost-effective tracking devices. Contact us today for a quote and more information.