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To Succeed, Companies Must Invite New Members to the Safety Table

By Max Head on July 23, 2018

When it comes to fleet safety, technology giveth and it taketh away. The good news for fleet managers trying to improve safety is that with fleet telematics becoming more available and less expensive, capturing all manner of fleet operations data is becoming vastly easier. But as technology makes life easier in one dimension, it creates new challenges as managers assemble teams to improve fleet safety.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Driver Training, Leadership, Fleet Safety, Telematics

Empowering Employees with Vehicle Telematics

By Ed Renna on July 12, 2018

In the past decade, telematics devices have become common place in company vehicles and fleets. Less common however is employee understanding on why their driving is being monitored. Often, employees are under the assumption that someone is constantly looking over their shoulder, just waiting for them to make a mistake.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Telematics, Safety Culture, Driver Training

Safer Driving Through Technology Is Great, But Not the Whole Picture

By Geoff Troxel on February 21, 2018

If you have been driving for ten or more years, you are no doubt amazed to see the endless stream of driver assistance technologies being added to passenger cars. You can almost hear your parents grumbling, “In my day, people actually had to pay attention to where they were going!” Such mundane necessities are quickly becoming a thing of the past as drivers are learning to rely more and more on the technology that surrounds them and less and less on their own faculties. If drivers are safer as a result of new technology, then it’s all for the better. But, as a fleet manager, there is more at stake than safely getting from point A to point B.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Safety Technology, Telematics

Technology is Shaping the Future of Fleet Management

By Tamara Humpherys on September 21, 2017

By 2020 a predicted 35 million light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks will feature some sort of advanced driver assistance with telematics connectivity. Now, that may not seem like a lot considering that there are over 250 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. But early implementation of fleet technologies like telematics and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will give a competitive advantage to early adopters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Fleet Safety, Telematics, Collision Avoidance, Advanced Driver Assistance System

PRECO Collision Avoidance Joins Forces with Geotab Telematics

By David Hofacker on September 12, 2017

We are excited to announce that PreView Sentry collision avoidance data can now be accessed on the Geotab Marketplace. Both on- and off-road fleets will now benefit from the integration of PreView Sentry with Geotab’s open-platform telematics solution. The integration captures critical data related to blind zone collision avoidance and near miss information. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Fleet Safety, Telematics, Collision Avoidance

How Telematics Improves Fleet and Driver Safety

By Tom Loutzenheiser on August 30, 2017

What if you could wave a magic wand and get rid of all the things that slow down your fleet.  The things that make your drivers work harder and longer and cut into your company’s profits? Imagine rolling a truck into a repair bay before a tire blows out or the brakes fail. Imagine drivers being automatically guided to the most affordable fuel and best route. Imagine if the industry didn’t have to spend 51 million hours a year reviewing and storing paper logbooks. These and similar problems can take a serious bite out ofproductivity and profits. Fleet telematics is becoming the go-to solution for these and a host of other fleet-management challenges.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Active Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring, Telematics, Fleet Safety

Inspiration and Innovation: Telogis Latitude 2016

By Tamara Humpherys on November 11, 2016

For the second straight year, PRECO Electronics attended the annual Latitude Conference hosted by Telogis, recently acquired by Verizon. Much of the interest from attendees centered on the potential changes that partnering with Verizon would bring.

Under the steady leadership of co-founders, Jason Koch and Newth Morris, the sentiment was that it will be business as usual at Telogis, meaning the continual drive to innovate in the areas of fleet safety and efficiency will not be disrupted.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Telematics, Telogis

Intelligent Side Collision Mitigation with PreView Side Defender

By Tom Loutzenheiser on September 15, 2016

A stronger economy, lower unemployment rates, and better gas prices have put more people on U.S. roadways, causing motor vehicle fatalities to rise by 9% in the first half of 2016. The National Safety Council estimates that 19,100 people have been killed over the road since January, and 2.2 million were seriously injured. What’s more, this Labor Day was predicted to be the deadliest holiday period since 2008, according to the NSC.

Other factors, including distracted driving, have contributed to the rise in over the road accidents. Side collisions with trucks from lane changes have increased on busier highways. Congested urban areas are seeing a rise in struck-by side collisions from turns and lane changes, especially with pedestrians and cyclists. The economy might look rosier, but the roadways do not, especially for the most vulnerable road users—those on foot and bikes.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Side Collision Mitigation, Telematics, Blind Zones, Trucking Safety

New Trucking Industry Technology Increases Safety, ROI

By Matt Wood on May 11, 2016

Safety measures in the trucking industry mean more than common sense. With a definitive return on investment, they make business sense too. Preventing an accident saves on repair costs, insurance premium increases, legal bills, and a full ledger of other expenses. 

Technology is changing the trucking scene—and what it’s like to safely navigate the working life on the road—in both big and small ways. Let’s examine a few new developments up close, and then calculate how they could save you. 

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Topics: Safety Technology, Collision Mitigation, Telematics

Tech Talk Fuels Buzz at Mid-America Trucking Show

By Tamara Humpherys on April 19, 2016

For heavy-duty trucking, one annual event stands out as the ultimate showcase of the big rigs, businesses, and breakthroughs that are moving the whole world forward. Called the “three biggest days in trucking,” the Mid-America Trucking Show took over Louisville, KY in a big-time event that drew in nearly 75,000 attendees from all 50 states and 67 countries.

PRECO was there to soak it all in, and we wanted to give you a quick run-down of the new trucking technology buzzing around the expo center.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Telematics

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