Zurich promotes telematics to fleet operators
by Gill Montia
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Companies are now able to make use of new technology that can reduce the costs of crashes in their motor fleets by up to 30%.
According to research from Zurich, telematics technology (alongside driver development) can help fleet operators improve safety, soften their impact on the environment and reduce operational costs.
The technology provides extensive information and intelligence on driver behavior and typically, companies can save up to 11% on fuel consumption.
In its Insights report, Zurich also explains how it works with its fleet customers to develop a driver indexing programme, which helps to identify those drivers deemed to be most at risk.
Companies can then target their risk management resources to combat certain behaviors by, for example, reviewing employees’ schedules and route planning, along with raising awareness about the dangers of driving too close or driving while distracted.
Zurich’s chief risk engineering officer, Robert Gremli, says: “The combination of technology and a sustained programme of working with drivers … can help save lives on the roads, reduce costs and improve the working environment for drivers.”