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Make the rise of trucking telematics work for you

American Trucker
August 25, 2017

The ability to collect driving data through smartphone technology can be a game changer for fleets and independents alike.

The cost of crashes to U.S. fleets topped $47 billion in 2013, $8.4 billion of which was a result of distracted driving, according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

While telematics has traditionally been used for monitoring vehicle location and travel duration, recent advances have made it much more accessible, and it promises to be critical to the future of fleet management – especially in terms of monitoring and improving driver performance.

Building on popular telematics solutions deployed by millions of personal drivers, some telematics providers are adapting the technology to offer commercial drivers, truck owners, and insurers a complete management program to improve employee safety, reduce the number of accidents and claims and increase operational efficiency and performance.

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