OKLAHOMA CITY (May 11, 2016) — Getting the right product to the right place at the right time while controlling costs is a tough job for any transport company. For fleet companies transferring corrosive, combustible, poisonous, temperature-sensitive, or otherwise questionable materials, a new level of safety is required. An exceptionally high level of quality precision has to go into the handling of all chemical transports. Not only are the materials worthy of monitoring, but the safety of the drivers is critical. GPS tracking is a great way to improve an entire fleet’s security. Today, US Fleet Tracking provides 4 GPS tracking tips to help chemical transportation companies achieve maximum safety.
1.) The ability to monitor drivers: Managers back at the office can keep track of where their drivers are located with their hazardous cargo by viewing each active vehicle with GPS tracking live, real-time maps. Additionally, managers could choose to make use of alerts and reports to screen for unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding and aggressive driving.
2.) The ability to abide by the law: Trucking industries of any kind have to obey the labor laws and GPS tracking can help. By calculating start/stop times it’s easy to make certain that company drivers don’t go over their scheduled work hours resulting in a violation of the labor laws. In the reports section, managers have the option to change the minimum stop time making it possible to customize the recorded data to fit drivers’ delivery schedules.
3.) The ability to provide safe routing: There may only be certain roads where fleet vehicles, with chemicals in the back, are allowed to travel. With that being said, GPS tracking can help by allowing the dispatching team, managers, or drivers to plan out the safest and most compliant routes in minutes. This makes it easy to stay in compliance wherever the trucks travel.
4.) The ability to avoid breakdowns: It would be devastating for a chemical truck to be broken down in the middle of nowhere, especially if the hazardous materials inside are temperature-sensitive. In the event that cell phone service wasn’t able to be used the panic alert feature could come in handy here. This is a feature built in to the GPS tracking software and can be used by any driver.
When trucks are carrying chemicals it’s important to make sure that the drivers are safe. It’s the responsibility as a fleet owner or manager to know that drivers are safe and handling their workload as smoothly as possible. With GPS tracking a lot of those bases will be covered leaving the most talented workers to only worry about driving and handling the chemicals properly on site.
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US Fleet Tracking, located in Oklahoma City, is the leader in live vehicle and asset tracking, providing groundbreaking sub-ten-second live tracking with its GPS trackers. In addition to expertise in tracking commercial vehicles, the company has provided tracking services to high-profile, large-scale public events. These include the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, 2012 Republican National Convention, Super Bowls XLI through 50, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. For more in-depth details, and to access a live demonstration of US Fleet Tracking’s GPS tracking system in motion, visit https://www.usfleettracking.com.