Commercial Trucking

If you bought it, a truck brought it. Commercial trucking/long haul fleets and drivers are essential to the economy and ensuring we all get what we need in our daily lives.

Automotive Fleet Services LLC works directly with manufacturers who have developed critical fleet safety solutions that help these roads warriors improve their skills, protect your brand, and ensure the safety of your drivers and the communities they serve. Theses solutions include dash cameras, backup cameras, drive cameras, vehicle gateways with GPS and live coaching, and driver fatigue systems.

IMPROVE DRIVER SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

  • Provide drivers clear view of dangerous blind zones.

  • Triggered event recordings allow you to use real-world visual examples for driver training.

  • Real-time coaching allows drivers to change unsafe behaviors before an accident occurs.

  • Exonerate drivers and company from fault with video evidence.

INDUSTRY STATISTICS

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research:

  • Commercial trucks account for 8% of U.S. highway traffic

  • Commercial trucks are involved in 11% of fatal crashes. . 

  • A 52% increase in truck accidents has been noted since 2009.

  • 74% of all fatal passenger vehicle crashes involve a large truck.

  • The most common cause of all truck-related accidents is tire defects (accounting for around 30%).

  • Most truck accidents actually occur during the day – between noon and 3 p.m.

  • 68% of all truck fatalities are passenger vehicle occupants.

  • Commercial trucks were responsible for 4,136 deaths in 2018, 31% higher than 2009, when truck fatalities were the lowest ever recorded

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Recommended Industry Solutions

  1. Collision Warning System such as blind spot monitoring and backup sensors/alarms.

  2.   Exterior blind spot video such as backup camera and left/right side lane watch cameras.

  3.  MDVR and in vehicle recording with various option in storage size and video retrieval capabilities. The MDVR solutions can be paired with a large variety of exterior and interior cameras to be used for several purposes. Many companies use this ability to provide video to law enforcement and their insurance company in the case of an accident in the attempt to prove fault or no fault by parties involved.

  4.  GPS Fleet tracking and telematics/analytics solutions can provide feedback to fleet managers on how their vehicles are operating. A few features that most GPS solutions have are speed alert, geofencing, OBD diagnostic feedback, driver coaching, and much more.

  5.  Computer and laptop docking solutions such as those made by Havis, Gamber Johnson, and Jotto Desk. 

  6.  Cargo Security/ Transport Cameras that are capable of recording video of the cargo being carried in a trailer, or passengers being transported in buses, trains, taxis, or any other pedestrian transportation purpose.

  7.  Mobile Internet Services provide the needed internet to a vehicle for businesses and first responders to conduct their day-to-day activities with no interruption. These products are offered by manufacturers such as Airgain, Cradlepoint, and Sierra Wireless just to name a few.