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Improving Driver Training and Safety with Video

Ensuring drivers are properly trained and follow best practices while on the road is essential for safety and success. One way to achieve this goal is to know how to use video telematics to improve driver safety.

Video telematics technologies use high-resolution video surveillance equipment, sensors, and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze driver behavior. The cameras and recording capabilities allow fleet managers to review incidents that the AI logs. The AI can also identify real-time issues and alert the driver for immediate correction.

Vehicles ranging from school buses to delivery trucks can benefit from this technology. Learn more about how to improve driver safety and training with video telematics technologies from Rand McNally.

Benefits of Video Telematics for Driver Safety

Understanding how you can use video telematics to improve driver safety will benefit your company in several ways, including:

1. Alerting Drivers

Video telematics systems from Rand McNally include an AI-powered camera that livestreams video of the driver and the road. The AI can detect, record, and alert the driver about activities that can cause accidents, including:

  • Using a phone
  • Driving without a seatbelt
  • Drinking and eating
  • Falling asleep
  • Speeding
  • Slamming on brakes
  • Taking corners too tightly
  • Tailgating

2. Recording Evidence

Rand McNally's video telematics allows you to see footage from accidents. This feature is beneficial for proving that your driver was not in the wrong. You can also assess driving habits that affect fuel efficiency, engine health, and other factors contributing to a vehicle's condition.

You can customize what the cameras record based on your needs. For example, you have the option of turning off the recording facing the driver for increased privacy.

3. Training Employees

Video telematics is an effective way to help your drivers improve, as you can use their trip recordings to fix habits they may not realize they have. For example, one employee may consistently drive too close to other vehicles.

Video is an objective perspective, allowing you to analyze a driver's performance and target specific issues to improve their safety and efficiency. This training is essential for beginner drivers, as you can catch behaviors and adjust them before they become habits.

4. Reducing Costs

Our technologies may help you save money by reducing your insurance and maintenance costs. You may benefit from lower insurance premiums because insurance companies appreciate the high level of safety in place and the reduced driver liability afforded by our AI-powered cameras. Your company will also save by having evidence to refute potential claims resulting from no-fault accidents.

Monitoring and adjusting driver behavior cut costs, as well. You will save money by increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing excess wear on your trucks by assessing your drivers and encouraging more effective practices.

5. Improving Business

Our camera comes with a hot spot that provides Wi-Fi for other devices that can improve your operations, such as fleet navigation tablets. The device's quick installation process enables you to easily add this technology to your vehicles without extra work. Our video telematics solutions also improve your employees' driving skills, giving your company a better brand name and generating more business.

Best Practices for Using Video for Training

You can use video telematics to improve driver training in several ways, including:

  • Developing a Training Program: Gather data from the technology to develop a training program that covers the common issues and resolves them. Continuous training is important to address new problems as well.
  • Rewarding Conscientious Drivers: Use technology to identify successful drivers and reward them based on their safety and productivity. This method can motivate drivers to improve.
  • Personalizing Feedback: Specific coaching lets you help your drivers improve based on their unique behaviors.

Rand Video Telematics for Your Fleet

Rand McNally offers a versatile solution for fleets looking to improve driver training and safety with videos. The RVT MV/AI camera is a 2-way dash cam that provides visibility of the road as well as in the cab using market-leading Machine Vision and Artificial Intelligence. This dual-camera eliminates false alerts and provides coaching to drivers and machine operators on best practices to avoid safety events.

The RVT MV/AT Camera:

  • Improves safety with advanced road-facing detection.
  • Increases visibility of the road.
  • Gives quick and easy insights.
  • Optimizes management time.
  • Helps prevent distracted driving.
  • Protects your drivers from litigation.

When paired with the Rand Platform, managers can access additional reports, recieve alerts from customizeable drag-and-drop safety workflows, and view live-streaming directly from the camera to better address poor driving behaviors and provide better training.

Partner with Rand McNally

Want to learn more about how to use video telematics to improve your business? Rand McNally can help. We offer a full suite of solutions that assist fleets of any size, and our staff is available 24/7 to provide service and support. Request pricing for our video telematics technologies today to improve your operations.


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