Fleets urged to show cation as wintry weather affects travel across the UK
‘Gear up’ for severe weather conditions with Teletrac Navman
Blizzards and icy weather present hazardous driving conditions in parts of the country, so fleet managers need to make sure their vehicles and drivers are prepared and especially cautious.
Peter Millichap, UK Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman, offers some useful tips for staying safe while driving in inclement weather.
“Snow, frost and ice all put extra strain on vehicles, so it's easy for problems to develop. It is essential that fleet operators are kept informed about the condition of individual vehicles, allowing managers to spot mechanical issues earlier and resolve them quicker.
“Morning vehicle check solutions are a good way to ensure that any issues are identified before leaving the depot. Telematics can collate this information and notify fleet managers of any problems.”
Weather and route updates
“Fleet managers and drivers need to keep informed of changes in winter weather conditions. Using route mapping and planning systems in conjunction with telematics provides drivers with the latest forecast information so they can make changes to planned routes to help avoid the worst weather-related disruptions.”
“It's essential that fleet operators remind their drivers just how important it is to drive safely in treacherous weather conditions. Telematics uses a wide range of data to provide fleet managers and drivers with in-depth insight to ensure safer driving. For example, if drivers repeatedly breach the speed limit, brake sharply or take corners dangerously, their fleet manager can track it or they can use geo-fencing to impose a speed limit for a particular risky stretch.”
Peter Millichap, concludes:
“Preparation and greater awareness of the dangers drivers face on the road during severe weather events is crucial.
“Telematics can help by allowing access to critical information to respond to weather conditions and potentially reduce risk and save money.”
About Teletrac Navman:
Teletrac Navman is a multinational telematics company leveraging 25 years of experience to help fleets boost revenue and lower operating costs. We equip businesses with advanced data tools for location tracking, fuel monitoring, reporting, safety and compliance, all via one powerful, user-friendly platform.
We're devoted to providing accurate and precise data secured by the strongest protection and controls. These tools and methods improve business’ bottom line and help them stay competitive. Teletrac Navman currently tracks nearly 500,000 vehicles owned by over 40,000 organisations on six continents, making us one of the world's largest fleet management providers.
Teletrac Navman’s ever-evolving fleet management technologies offer a unique combination of features, functionality, compliance and workflow solutions paired with unparalleled platform reliability.