When is it time to stop?

Posted by Andrew Mead

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), driver tiredness is a contributory factor in up to 20% of all road accidents. Things could be even worse if driving is what you do as a living: Many professional drivers, especially HGV drivers, report increased levels of sleepiness and are involved in a disproportionately high number of fatigue-related accidents.  With these figures in mind, it is not difficult to understand why knowing  drivers’ hours rules is vital for fleet-based businesses, who suffer potential exposure to unlimited fines for Corporate Manslaughter convictions. This is not to mention individual criminal charges - including manslaughter - which can be brought against a company’s directors or, the ‘thinking minds’ of an organisation. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the ability to keep detailed records, which a GPS fleet tracking system can provide, is an increasing priority for today’s fleet managers. Today’s GPS fleet management solutions help ensure that all necessary data about mobile workers and their vehicles are electronically tracked, with management reports being automatically generated. GPS vehicle tracking systems can provide detailed logs showing who was driving the vehicle, for how long and how fast.