Sleep apnea treatment is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to driver safety. A driver experiencing untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is as much as 7 times more likely than non-sufferers to be involved in a motor vehicle crash. To address this, sleep programs can be implemented to improve driver health and increase fleet vehicle safety.
In this age of technology, a company can take advantage of many solutions to protect drivers, customers and the company’s bottom line. GPS, parking aids, navigation, Bluetooth and backup cameras are the fastest electronics needs in the trucking industry today. The cost ratio of whether the expense of a product will justify reducing risk, liability and expenses is another important factor when considering an electronic solution to maintain fleet vehicle safety.
The blind zone of a vehicle can vary, so backup cameras are a visual solution to assist the driver. These cameras are only effective when the driver is looking at the monitor. The best of both worlds is a system that combines the rear camera with rear sensors so you can have both visual and audio notification. GPS navigation allows the driver and company to successfully manage the route and become more efficient and profitable.
These devices can have a positive, successful influence on company management of trucker safety as well as driver consistency.