Driver Alerts: Your Headlights into Hazardous Weather Conditions
Drivers are on the front lines of every ground transportation operation – they experience first-hand the weather and road conditions that define the transportation experience from origin to destination. And, the job isn’t an easy one. They have to manage schedules and plan for efficiency to keep your company in the right lane.
But they can only see as far as their headlights can reach, which means that current weather conditions in locations farther along their route can sneak up on them. Without proper preparation, this can lead to delays and even accidents – neither of which will keep your budgets on track.
What if you could keep your drivers up to date and informed of those upcoming weather and road conditions up to 15 minutes ahead of time, allowing them to take avoidance measures – or even change their own break schedules – to minimize impacts?
Keep Your Drivers Informed
Freight and Logistics operations run on tight schedules, and your drivers are at the crux: Making good times along the route, hitting your destination within your delivery window, managing breaks, fuelling, and mandatory rest periods while maximizing route time and guidance – all these factors can have a big impact on your bottom line.
By using solutions that allow for automated driver alerts triggered by preset weather levels and sent directly into the cab of their rig, your drivers are warned of upcoming weather conditions for which they should consider safer measures – be it taking another route to avoid untreated snow and ice or rescheduling a lunch break to to protect your LTL from heavy wind conditions ahead.
Turn On Your Weather Headlights
The data doesn’t lie: Weather is main cause behind 28% of highway crashes, 19% of all road fatalities, and 23% of delays. Make the data work for you, and you could alter the way your business does business. A 10% reduction in crashes can result in a $1.8M annual benefit for a large ground transportation business – and that can make a huge difference.
Getting your drivers the information they need before they get trapped in a bad weather situation that could cost time, money, and safety.