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Business Owners Combating Distracted Driving with Telematics Technology [Fleet News Daily]

July 12, 2019

Nationwide expanding telematics solutions for fleet operations with Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Business owners who put quite a bit of trust in the hands of their fleet drivers to deliver on time and protect their vehicles hope something else isn’t consuming driver attention – distracted driving.

The National Highway Safety Administration reports that over 3,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents as a result of distracted driving in 2017, and the number is on the rise.

This, coupled with driver shortages, increased fuel and business costs, retaining good drivers, and keeping up with regulations, presents a difficult management environment for companies relying on fleets for their success.

Nationwide is launching Vantage 360 Fleet, one of the most comprehensive telematics solutions on the market and one of the first available with a mobile monitoring feature to detect phone distraction. Offered at no additional charge to members, the simple mobile app, Bluetooth Tag, and web portal system is designed to help fleet managers identify risky driving behaviors and keep their vehicles and drivers safe.

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