The holiday season revolves around the nation’s roads. Sadly, during this time of the year, crash fatalities increase by nearly 25%. While crash deaths occur around 117 times/day during the rest of the year, holiday travel boosts that to an average of 156 times/day. Accidents involving large trucks take place over 500,000 times a year and are often the most deadly with a semi weighing up to 80,000 lbs., opposed to a typical automobile of 4,000 lbs.
Although truckers are generally highly-skilled employees, they do make mistakes. Common safety concerns include fatigued driving, distracted driving and speeding. Believe it or not, many truck accidents can be caused by poor maintenance as well. Due to the number of miles these vehicles travel, paying attention to check engine lights and performing frequent maintenance is essential to ensuring the safety of the driver and others on the road.
FieldLogix wants to make sure your employees stay safe not just during the holidays, but year round. That’s why our technology not only offers fleet maintenance, but also driver safety and vehicle health information.