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Trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, truck drivers had the highest number of fatalities of any occupational group in 2018. These statistics showed that there is a demand for new technologies to keep truck drivers safe. Last year, Together for Safer Roads launched the Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety which is a coalition of private sector companies dedicated to preventing traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways around the world.
One of big name council members is Samsara, a company who’s mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power the economy. Samsara is improving the safety of truck drivers through their dash cams, driver safety and coaching, and fleet maintenance.
Samsara’s artificial intelligence dash cams analyze the road and driver behavior in real-time. By sending alerts to drivers and actionable insights to managers, these intelligent cameras improve driver safety and lower fleet costs. Thousands of trucks that use Samsara dash cams show 50% fewer accidents and 60% lower costs thanks to fewer and less severe accidents.
Samsara’s driver safety and coaching is included in their dash cam package. Their complete video-based driver safety program is used to encourage safe driving, mitigate risk, and improve ROI. Through this program drivers get more training and they will be better prepared during those long and dangerous rides.
Samsara’s fleet maintenance includes real-time vehicle diagnostics. This system proactively spots issues such as failing batteries and engine fault codes through over-the-air vehicle diagnostics. Truckers are now able to avoid road breakdowns and quickly identify vehicles in need of service to protect vehicle health and extend vehicle lifetime.
Technology is helping out the trucking industry drastically in hopes of keeping every driver as safe as possible. Experts have just scratched the surface as there are countless technologies coming soon to the trucking industry. Stay tuned on our monthly blog or contact us at Gr Trucking for more trucking industry updates.