Your new hires are helping you expand, but some are bringing lousy driving habits you don't want along with them, and given your busy schedule, you won't have time to train them. Or do you?
One thing that is commonly asked for new users signing up for GPS fleet management is: will this save money on my insurance? And the answer is, 'it depends'.
Like most things, if the system is not monitored and the information it provides is not acted upon then GPS won't be nearly as effective as it has the potential to be.
The first thing our customer success team reviews with new clients is their vehicle use policy. Most don't have anything concrete and it usually consists of some unwritten rules that are told to drivers.
Insurance companies like to see things written down, something that can be clearly communicated with drivers, managers and staff. We tend to agree and provide a boilerplate template for a vehicle use policy and customize it to our client's own policies they want to enforce.
One of the most misunderstood and misused features of ELDs is the allowance of Personal Conveyance, often noticed as PC.
Before we dive into the meaning and common questions about PC, there are two questions you should ask yourself to help determine if you are following part 395 of the regulations
You are rolling down the road, a green light ahead with a clear intersection. In an instant, you pick up a vehicle out of the corner of your eye. It fails to stop for the red light and slams into the side of your truck. Your truck begins to spin sideways, but you recover and manage to pull off to the shoulder to check on the other driver.
Matt has a problem. His GPS vendor won't get back to him, support tickets go unanswered, plus he needs new hardware track three more vehicles. Sales say they should ship in a few weeks. After putting up with this sort of abuse, Matt can't wait to find a better partner to help him deal with his fleet technology issues, but he is under a contract for another 18 months. If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone.
We often hear about clients and other small businesses allowing employees to take vehicles home for personal use. Jane needs a van to move some boxes this weekend, Frank wants to grab something at the home improvement store and wants to borrow a pickup, etc. Some employers also allow their team to commute with the vehicles if they live closer to the job-site than the office it saves everyone time and fuel.