SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — GPS Insight has released its 2022 Fleet Safety Report, a research study created and distributed in partnership with Bobit Business Media.
The report is comprised of 3,411 survey responses, collected in spring 2022, from fleet safety professionals across various job functions, industries and fleet sizes, according to a news release.
“While imperative that drivers’ health and safety be prioritized, an organization’s reputation and profitability depend on the behavior and performance of those behind the wheel,” the news release stated. “To establish a culture of safety while bolstering performance and efficiency, on-board safety systems provide high-level visibility across the entire fleet while on the road. The GPS Insight Fleet Safety study examined the safety hurdles fleets face, the safety solutions they use to achieve safety goals, the benefits fleets realize from vehicle and video telematics, and the tactics they use to integrate safety technologies across their fleet.”
Shay Demmons, chief product officer for GPS Insight, said that “the future of our fleets depends on all of us working together to cultivate a culture of safety, from safe driving behavior to well-maintained vehicles and equipment. Two-thirds of fleet safety professionals who utilize a video telematics system report it has improved driver safety, lowered insurance costs, reduced accident costs, proven when drivers weren’t at fault, and minimized at-fault incident rate.”
Demmons added that as technology advances, so does the acceptance of dash cams in fleet culture.
“Drivers are realizing cameras aren’t about ‘Big Brother’; the right technology is empowering drivers to make better decisions behind the wheel without management having to review hours of footage,” he said. “Cameras can coach in real time and also defend drivers who are targeted on the road.”
Key findings in the 2022 Fleet Safety Report include:
- Fleets reported an average of 4.5 accidents per driver per year, with more than a third of those attributing fault to the driver. This statistic comes with a caveat, however. According to Bailey Wrap with the Anthony Barnum public relations firm, which put together the news release, it’s important to “keep in mind that the term ‘accident; is up to interpretation by the person surveyed, so it can range from minor events to high-speed accidents.”
- The top reason given for what motivates fleets to address safety concerns was to reduce fleet maintenance costs.
- For 41% of fleet safety professionals surveyed, turning plans into reality was the primary pain point in achieving their organization’s safety goals.
- 57% of those who currently use telematics/GPS tracking consider it very effective in helping to improve safety within their fleet. An additional 17% consider it extremely effective.
Find the full 2022 Fleet Safety Report at https://www.gpsinsight.com/premium/2022-fleet-safety-report.
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Something is wrong here there is no way the average driver has an accident every 3 months.
4.5 accidents per year? Better check your numbers again.
The articles accident calculations are backwards. They have calculated Drivers/Accident instead of Accidents/Driver. They also did it in the actual report where they said truckers averaged 7 accidents per year. Using their #s (3.5M drivers and 500,000 accidents) and doing the match correctly its actually 0.14 accidents per driver per year.
I’ve been a trucker for over 50 years and I have never had an accident. With over seven million miles driven in all types of weather. Where do they get that drivers average 4.5 accidents per year? They sure as hell didn’t look at us old timers and the guy that runs short haul. Did they measure the accident rate for Mexican drivers that drive trucks with no brakes?
GPS INSIGHT is dumb as well as stupid. Look at the state where their report is made. How many USA truckers were interviewed?
They need to get their heads out of their ass and re-evaluate their reporting.
They must also be a DEMORAT.
They’re full of crap!!! Inflate the numbers just like the Government does!!!
Time to unsubscribe! Those numbers are meant to justify cameras, GPS, Bluetooth tracking on big trucks, I’ve been driving 30 years, not one accident to my name.
I haven’t had an accident in 18 years! 2.5 million miles behind me and rolling on! Doesn’t matter who or what studies were conducted. If you want proof to back your claim you will find it, on either side of the spectrum!! So he can shove that camera and other safety features up his back bumper!!
This sounds more like a promotional for a bunch of ambulance chasing lawyers and fraudulent insurance scammers looking to make a quick buck. Maybe if we keep seeing reports like this, drivers should cease operations to make our highways safer. Good Lord, for a publication called The Trucker, I think you boys and gals had better quit sucking down those highball and start looking at what you are passing on to your readers. You’ve gone woke!
Sucks… wrong calculation